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their support, but what can we do to get a stronger and more robust relationship? >> we have longstanding relationships that go back and are exceptionally grateful for those partnerships as a result of unauthorized disclosures for those who were very concerned about having a relationship with the community which could affect them and a number of ceos him board of directors are almost pleading with the top aides to have been compelled
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to provide support or certain types of data and that could not happen in basically said given their judiciary responsibilities they could not absorb the cost associated. because of the view of the public, as well as others they said they would treat them in terms of their commercial interests. >> i see we could overcome a lot of that. a lot of support with silicon valley that it is essential to keep this country secure to insure future prosperity i do think there needs to be much more candid and honest discussion publicly about the role of
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government. this is what will affect our ability to keep the country safe. unfortunately there is a polarization a dishonest representation in then to say if they don't want encryption and it is wrong. >> we rely heavily on babette we need to have a national discussion about the appropriate role of the government in that domain when we have adversaries from asian states who can do
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tremendous damage but yet a lot of that is walled off from the government's ability in the primary responsibility of the security of the country in terms of access of the mobile device you can put that information and data with texting and photos that could be instrumental but also give insight into what devastating attack we may be facing so when individual companies decide what we should have access to i equate that to having a safe deposit box in the jedi
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issues a warrant on probable cause i know a lot of people refer to the back door but i am very sympathetic to you jim kolbe and others to find a way of privacy and civil liberties at the same time to fulfil their responsibility caring for the american people in there hasn't been an honest discussion for there to be a congressional commission to be set up at the next administration because it will take many years to have this discussion of the public and private sector come together the cannot have a government solution to this they operate at 90% class a their knees to be this type of interaction on the government's role in their responsibilities.
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>> fundamentally it is a matter of trust and that is the oversight process to get congress involved in a collaborative effort are the oversight institutions strong enough? >> of all the 9/11 recommendations that came out from that report we carried out many of them about the restructuring of the structure was never acted upon in the number committees of jurisdiction is in just the intelligence issue or related to a homeland security or the judiciary but it needs to be something that is
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comprehensive because that digital domain and environment and more and more will take place there said to have a congressional commission of the government and the private sector to come up with the way for ruth how we optimize those various objectives to maintain security but also ensure that government will not trample those privacy rights. >> the lead to ask a couple of those questions that i have received related to recruitment of the cia for people to come and help and as part of that you have
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launched the important diversity initiatives how does that feel from a diversity perspective? >> i cannot speak personally to that. [laughter] but to the people that i have interacted with aias jordan to lead a group of individuals to take a look and are records in the heat to melt with the study recommendations last year that we've made public that held us to account to realize the objectives for the last couple of decades. number one we're so mission driven as ago by the wayside. we have made a major part of
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our mission effort to to bring in a diverse work force as possible i can see no other agency to make a stronger case. we have to cover the world understand their problems and challenges and opportunities that requires the perspective of a diverse work force city also try to update the security practices because they still had family in a certain country and cannot come up with it to those questions we need to recognize if we have the variety of experiences that we need as well as the ability to operate globally we need to bring back rich diversity i am proud of the work but we
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have more work to do one more question. i have to ask for i am sorry. we have one candidate running for president. [laughter] i knowed this is a very sore subjects but it goes back to the dialogue of the american people. what is your advice to the incoming administration? is it a bad idea to think about enhanced interrogation
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or do you think we are in exactly the right place? >> the agency carried out a program that was duly authorized by the commander in chief in britain the presidential finding it is deemed to be lawful with the perot voters of those in his interrogation techniques now the cia and the application made mistakes and individuals were held to account but we had no experience to put together like that in real prepared well-liked throughout history when the nation
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calls led is why the boots on the ground and afghanistan cia blood was shed in the first american killed in afghanistan was the cia officer so we do our level best to make sure family's friends there and colleagues are safe doing if we are asked to do we made adjustments and we will do whatever we can to prevent these devastating attacks now i have to take into account a number of factors in many respects as a result of the program the mistakes that we made but also the relevant misrepresentation of the agency's over the
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period of time. looking at the senate report of the interrogation program, it makes my blood boil. if focused to shine a bright light on the shortcomings during the period of time if done in a more fair fashion it would put the shortcomings in to a better context. i believe there is no agency more responsible and then does the day. and if but i think that misrepresented the totality of that program i as an intelligence professional with great confidence cancer was gleaned from individuals that was subjected so that
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was useful to stop attacks and catch terrorists as an analyst i can say i cannot establish the cause and effect and what they provided because those individuals give up information to cause and effect is not something that i can establish. i look at what happened to the agency in the difficulties we endured as a result of the aftermath is elected every of what they were briefed on. at the same time i personally believe that we
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do not resort to those he i t would ask if the next president directed the california to carry out water boarding what would i do? i would resign i would have to be fired and i would not agree to that they would have to remove me a want to make sure that the sacrifice more than most could even imagine that is what i really believe i have the best job in the world to buy your very presence showed the you do what you can is critically important. because they open the papers to see what they're doing.
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they don't serve as california out -- cia officers. they serve silently and selfishly in order to insure national defence. i am not currently nor have i ever intended to direct cia officers to engage him in those types of techniques as long as i am director of. >> inc's for your cuter -- they keep for your candor or. [applause] >> john and jennifer both
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they q so much for the wide-ranging conversation from counterterrorism to the centers of integration and diversity and the public-private partnership that is represented here tonight they give florida a giving of your time thank you so much. a much better second to act and so glad i could turn the microphone over to you it is coveted a candy dish and it comes with free refills so we could see you back. [laughter] [applause]
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>> john you probably have a few and they're probably given more so we thought about this long and hard than a framed picture of john and his many appearances terry rubio. [applause]
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>> [inaudible conversations] base for high [inaudible conversations]
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[inaudible conversations] good afternoon welcome to the center for american and progress i am pleased you are all here for today's discussion. over the last few months the water crisis in flint has drawn attention to the devastating effects of lead poisoning and a task force concluded of the tragic and shameful case of environmental injustice. llord fortunately it is widespread. roughly 23 million
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households have one or more lead based peat and more than 535,000 children are affected each year. i will say that again. 535,000 children are affected by lead poisoning. this crisis affects children of color with cdc pri predicted 11-point to percent of african-american children are poisoned by lead these families deserve justice did today we're releasing a new report with the long-term health effects to invest in and under low-income communities. we make recommendations to federal policy makers how to insure low income families living in directs conducive to with the greater funding
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to fight lead poisoning three to insure that all leaders take a comprehensive approach with health -- healthy environments for all families. it is my great privilege to introduce someone who worked tirelessly to approve the lives of american families. secretary a castro calls the department of opportunity that secretary of opportunity and i know he urged that title under his leadership for a family is for providing low-income households to revitalizing through the administration is program.
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following the remarks we're joined by a panel of experts if to provide insight how they can work together to insure that every child lives in a safe and healthy community. president and ceo in the energy director of health and human services program. we are excited to hear from all of them this afternoon it is my a pleasure to welcome the secretary of the state he is our great friend and we're honored to have him. [applause]
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that afternoon. most importantly foreign day fantastic work its you and your great staff to hear each and every day they give for your leadership but want to congratulate you i look forward to reading it and highlights of indeed to build a healthier communities for all americans. also the key to my fellow panelist on the issue of how we can ensure that no matter where a young person lives they live in a healthy home and want to recognize a longtime partner of hud could joyousness this afternoon and betsy counter
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one of the cities in the united states. minneapolis. thanks for your leadership offer everything he is doing and finally to every eddy here to share a passion and a commitment to this work we are proud to join you to achieve at head we call ourselves department of opportunity. also we'd go good health is a vital part that comes along it in his or her life. is a chance to grow up in a
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safe and healthy home. we're facing the biggest threats of children we are announcing a series of steps to protect children from the dangers of lead based paint call them lead free homes and let free kids i will discuss the changes we're making changing how we identify that control and taking steps to align our rule with a guideline for the cdc expanding protections for 7,000 children across the nation in looking across of unsupported properties looking at the effectiveness of our prevention policies coming up with new strategies to improve those
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going for word. strengthening the home inspection and process stepping up enforcement against those who break the rules say endanger young children or joining forces with leaders across the public and private sectors to connect residents with resources that protect them from exposure to lead. it to make free blood level testing available to every child who lives under the age sex in every home and we launched a new partnership today that will lift up the innovative work that the local leaders are doing to make their community safer and healthier. finally has to push to protect more americans from the dangers of lead, the
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fight is not stop there we keep up our commitment to remove other toxics substances found in our nation's homes like radon, carbon monoxide and mold that have a detrimental impact to the health of our nation's families. said today i am proud to announce rereleasing $52 billion of grants for nearly 3,000 low-income households across the country. [applause] these investments will continue the selfie homes initiative since the 1993 have served nearly 200,000 households through the grant program alone and i want to thank the staff.
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[applause] as we begin our discussion i want to promise our team will not stop working. to grow up in a safe and secure home that lays a foundation for health and happiness in future success with the great work of so many parker's one of the continued support of everybody in the room to make the nation is safer and healthier than ever and in doing that one family or community at a time i look forward to hearing from you.
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>> ag for this important conversation. we heard what had happened in flint michigan the reaction is 2016. and that was a particular case in the state that exacerbated the challenge. as anybody can tell you one of the biggest challenges we have his lead in paint and homes today we have that for
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different reasons but the resources have not been dedicated overtime of nearly those units it is often the case their living in low-income communities and oftentimes are unaware. they cannot just go out to and to mediate so they need assistance. that is a challenge with a very strong need of investment and resources but we have gotten better to be responsible through partnerships with the private sector since 1982
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were 1993 it has been making important investments to help them every mediate those health hazards in their homes but at the same time the plush is improving to serve millions of children and we will talk later at how we identify and reach mediate challenges but the directive answer to your question is to put my finger on one challenge that ought to be dedicated to the problem.
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>> of the above your view on this topic and throughout the country this gives us a sense of how pervasive the challenges what is the most effective strategy and then the problem. >> that is a big question but i quickly want to commend the great works of the care and protection but that toxic legacy of lead poisoning in this country as
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they failed to sign other countries around the world from the league of nations or the bay and that took 57 years to follow the majority as they were killing children and babies children are still dying of lead in the '60s but we go it is a powerful toxin even a small amount it will devastate their brain and can affect the classroom their ability to learn and more likely to drop what out of school and more likely not to compete in the workplace earning less overtime to disrupt pregnancy increasing stillbirth and has an impact of early mortality this has
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occurred where housing conditions have undermined but only hope for children in families but those to put people on equal footing and as we know if we prevent lead poisoning donnelly $221 return of taxpayer dollars but the moral case kids could compete in classrooms and much more competitive so this is something we know how to find that we have to engage communities with the local legislatures because it works when we do it and by funding and enforcement
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and education we have reduced childhood lead poisoning by 99 percent we can do that around the country and are trying to do that. >> of love to get your sense on how we are dealing with this in your city as it is a dispersed problem with the private sector addressing lead exposure primarily is a local issue sort redoing in your city to ensure residents are protected? >> certainly is a big issue as it is across the country and in minneapolis said it is in equities issue 32 percent people of color 44 percent of people exposed have high elevated levels of lead are people of color. 75% of the children are in
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rental housing that is one of the places we focus we have laws on the books but it is still making sure our inspectors are there and we're doing what we can to make sure the home owner or their property owner is aware of what they need to do if you do work on the house by all means to work with them that it is free from lead. right now in minneapolis the biggest lead detector is kids the way we find out is because there is elevated lead levels the nimby retroactively go back to the house so with pilot projects in minneapolis right now where we know predictably with those homes where they are more likely to have
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elevated levels in the homes are more likely to have lead paint or access for those young people so we are going door to door for there is likely to be lead exposure to mitigated that waivers is using them as our lead detector that put this in my budget we have ted support at the partnership level about 65% of virtue in three-year-old have been tested which is good but we need more we're trying to do education in all of languages that we can and it always better going to where people are instead of coming to us but working with those property owners is the key
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place for our reach. >> rabil follow-up on a comment you go you save so much money long term dealing with lead abatement $221 in return for that investment. why is this still such a problem? that i want to make the investment to we haven't decided it is a priority? communities? people are not focused? to relate to get the view. >> of course, i speak as a former mayor if i had to say there is one challenges is competing priorities whether
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local lower state or federal there is significant resources that go into these hazards but not enough to get the job fully done. >> one of the things to understand is you have to set standards we should have no federal dollars that go into housing intervention that doesn't say lead safe as a standard what we found in our work around the country is by setting that standard you move the market that helps to bring private investment i have to commend you on the idea of inspections and that should be the standard of care in every housing department in
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america you'll not only over the instance of lead poisoning that is devastating that community in kids but a major impact on is small -- asthma into will build the baseline where they comprise if the you have to have that enforcement but in baltimore we found that will bring investment. >> obviously you are working with this right now with other foundations in flint to help capture the public's attention to this challenge. what have you learned so far working with a plan about this challenge other them
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the water poisoning that could help on the broader issues of lead? >> although just to be clear we are neighbors but we're not in flint but i do want to respond to your earlier question my answer is to collectively drop the ball because the good news is rates are improving of production of lead levels i think people thought we had it taking care of but when restarted to do this in 2008, we found the only thing in this area was hired that was the most important public health in federal government not to say they
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work concern before the resources nobody was interested nationally to fund this but we can fix this problem it is in just a housing problem a steady not done too long ago four years ago from the university of michigan looking at elevated levels of lead levels through kids they track enters sixers seventh grade is statistically significantly impact i will tell you if you could tell a story that would reduce without a single bold new teacher or classroom work computer, why wouldn't you?
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is a onetime investment. why wouldn't you? so it seems to read that they will think about this. so local hospital in cleveland where the kids are coming from with elevated lead levels as you can imagine that we have to do a better job. part of the issue that the
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body is as critical as it is. it is a development issue their living in these houses because they have no other choice and that is an issue often is a to escape those things so it is cumulative to have an impact. >> is this the hour pride problem there reinforces your point that there is a number of ways in which we pay for not taking action on letter earlier? test scores, lower test scores lower economic
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performance croll justice issues to make a concerted investment in when you make the point hide is the biggest investor to address this problem yet and that is phenomenal with the phenomenal secretary of it seems odd with the ctc to make these investments so i really just want to get to this issue which is we should just be honest many hud programs are underfunded to address this large-scale problem with additional authority would hide the need to take that on the? unit to the administration's
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credit we did get an increase of funding for this program however that still isn't enough to meet the demand for certainly not delete the -- not the need we could find about half of the eligible applications for this program. >> and that is an increase. >> absolutely but there is a number of things that we're doing in the meantime that i mentioned of enforcement and looking at how we do a better job where the problems exist in the first place like having different standards for the inspection process with section 8 housing right now they rely on individual inspection with that is not the best way visually we want to do a full lahd risk assessment so for that we need a statutory
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change to put on the table we have a number of dead senators and those that are working on these issues to get better about identifying where those exist in to get additional resources really it'll take a bunch of levels of the public sector agencies in nonprofits this begins with making it a stronger party and then to bring down the level of incidence of elevated blood levels. >> with those presidential task force called for a
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two-bedroom $59 million per year investment yet it is not the best performing if we cannot find that the area to put pressure on congress because they think both sides have agreed this is something we need to eliminate in this country to be bipartisan but if you aren't funding to education you never get to grade level reading your graduation in those communities unless you invest in and led prevention also to come paul those that are mandated by the irs to put more into the housing
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stock and then let's get the health care financing mechanism to be a:contributor of how we find this and we have to look can see how we pay for that success to bring in private investment to build capitalization in communities around this country and we have to be honest about the many communities because they don't have those resources to test the children if we know there poisoned but they are completely left behind because they don't have the infrastructure to make that case it is an issue that we truly can solve is a major
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public health threat in this country we have to make the political will and the public will. >> i would add to that there is room to make to the case of the policy makers about what is it a for the people that they represent this is the moment that their eyes are turned to the perils of lead poisoning if there is anything good that comes from this tragedy of flint that more attention has turned to it but it isn't seen as sexy yes let's make sure they're healthy but the fact does have an impact on the education system and those opportunity gaps between white kids is kids of color that the neurological development
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hugely impactive by exposure to lead as the focus from the '02 three year-old in those lead based homes are part of the cabinet recommendation because you can see the impact not just on the child known that age but as a teenager as you were referencing some of the criminal activities see that is violent in the later keynesian early 20s you can trace back exposure to lead that is having an impact on their neurological development and that is the place the cdc could be helpful but to make that case it is important for the health of the entire community and its future
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could make the case and that is why this is so crucial. >> for the flint example example, their perspective is yes it is a terrible tragedy that they have to endure over generation now but this is one factor of many like the example of working from many issues instead of one anti-a window this happens to be an insult everybody talks about the silver bullet but this is what we can fix it is a
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finite problem because of the older houses in the country we know where they are we have the data we can target our resources it is a like we have to figure this out but why these low income communities don't. >> that she mentioned bipartisanship to say it is vital that we focus on this. but it isn't like addressing flint as an issue in congress as a national crisis. there is still incredible wrangling to solve the crisis. i do want to raise the larger issue it has many
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challenges with the easier challenge to fix but yet still we have never gotten the full funding. how do we make the case about spendingederal dollars that this makes sense? honestly did we have these issues and high-income communities? how do you make that case for those that think i do not represent? they have people gore now willing to redress flint michigan today. >> in baltimore we still grapple deeply.
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coming from the up a homer -- whole order occupied properties because traded on rental properties before 2,000 kids per year this is an issue that july 8282 we got congress's attention because on the cover of "newsweek" and was the daughter of two lawyers of massachusetts and people said when they would cast -- gasp because their hurts all of us the this is an issue
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even without the action and of congress it can be addressed at the local level and we should not wait a another day your hair is on fire so it is so fixable aged we need a stronger course of this case across the country to bring together a national summit but we have got to turnon the jets and have another crisis without lead
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poisoning to make such a difference. >> and to do such fantastic work of all of this. with the broader links between investing and housing if on the front end you save on the back and so then to speak the language of folks that our hard to persuade these types of investments they will continue to build a stronger case.
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that is one of the things we are thinking about. . . and he was telling a story of knowig he had lead paint in his home and other paints wouldn't stick to it very well. so he wanted to remediate that himself and he had done some sanding so that the paint that he put on later would stick to the lead paint and later came to find that his child, his two-year-old child had elevated levels of lead. he was horrified to find out that and he wanted to tell me that story and he hadn't quite
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known exactly how it worked and you know, this is about, there are a lot of people in urban areas living in very old homes. my home was built in 1907. a lot of people living in very old homes, all income levels who have or are going to face this issue who may not know they are going to face this issue and more we can make our case, i think the easier it is going to be to leverage support for resource. >> this issue you pointed out, a picture for ghhi, if there is lead in the house, i there are other bad things there. there are likely to be mold, dust, rodents, pesticides, other things like that. by the way if we go into the house to make it healthier we can also make it greener. there is opportunity to hear about wise investments to really have kind of a win-win-win-win, thinking about communities so
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they not only have fewer lead poisoned kids but if you fix one you can begin to fix the other. these are issues which you know, health care system is concerned about obviously. education system is concerned about. housing is concerned about, you know, and people concerned about the environment and so this ought to be an agenda we can get around. and i would have to say pay tribute especially to i say civic leadership. this is really critical right now because it's a national problem but we tackle it at a city level and -- >> i'm going to turn it over to questions. i will just ask, one question of secretary castro which is, in the crises we're facing now are you seeing a concerted action by hud as well as other departments, cdc, et cetera? >> oh, absolutely, across the administration. we're part of this childrens
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environmental health task force where eight federal agencies are working together on these issues. there are some investments other agencies make. so even as we came out with this tool kit, the lead save homes, lead-free kids tool kit, we coordinated with other agencies other agencies within the federal government to make sure we're all on the same page. this is something the administration is committed to. there is a lot of good work happening throughout the administration on this. hud is not only one doing this. >> great. i will take questions. if you will identify yourself. again we're going to try to get a bunch of questions in so make your questions shorter, that would be great. in the back. >> hi, i'm ellen taylor. i actually used to work for the office of healthy homes and lead control. but i want to know what the tort situation is right now? i remember the state of rhode island tried to go after paint companies.
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what is going on, ruth ann? >> ellen, good to see you. the latest has been california, the paint companies were held liable for i think $1.1 billion in 10 or 11 counties came together to sue the paint companies. it is going through appeals process in rhode island. sheldon whitehouse when he was attorney general had a successful suit against paint companies but was overturned on appeal. is very clear that the lead paint manufacturers and pigment manufacturers go all the way back to a century or more in this country need to contribute much more. it is a very difficult case to prove because of statute of limitations and who made what paint but i think on a moral compass basis and corporate level we need to be compelling some pretty strong contributions one way or the other through the court system or through a lot of
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corporate pressure on these pigment manufacturers and paint companies still today, to help us and to some degree it is in their best interests. the more we do repair and renovation -- >> the more paint they're buying. >> more paint they're going to buy, more windows people will buy and more investment. so it can be a win-win for everybody. >> there was someone else over there. >> hi, good afternoon. my name is latricia adams, founder and president of grassroots organization called black millenials for flint. my question for anyone on the panel, sound like there are great measures taking place in regards to being more active about lead exposure. can anyone think of anything taking place to think about the actual impact of lead exposure that already happened specifically to children? so it is great we have these innovative things that are in place but what the effects that have already taken place,
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specifically thinking about children that exist in flint and other areas around the country. >> [inaudible]. >> in fletcher you have dr. mona, so i, best i can do is really echo a lot of things she is saying which is true and that is, by just taking care of the health of those kids, making sure that they get really good nutrition and no further exposure is really, really important. that becomes significant in a city like flint but i don't want to speak for your city but when they have lost the last grocery store and now they're getting another one but, that's a problem. kids can't get fresh, healthy food, and that's an issue which is true in many, many low-income communities across the country. nutrition is a vital part of i think the, certainly treatment. it is not necessarily a treatment a life-long death sentence.
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there are ways if you have very strong supports both educational and personal as well as knew operational those kids have a chance -- nutritional. >> i would add, i think it is safe to say the majority of our efforts are really focused on prevention but that didn't mean we forget about the children who do, you know, have elevated blood levels. one. things we're doing is stepping up our partnership with local health departments insuring they do get better care, you know, from, better testing to detect kids who have elevated blood levels, to what happens after that. so that you know the learning challenges they have, other health challenges they have can be addressed and you know, the fact is this shouldn't be a sentence that somebody has to endure, you know. that if it's addressed appropriately, they still have
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tremendous potential, at least that's what we have to work toward. we're committed to doing better, of partnering with local agencies so they have the best chance possible. >> over here. i will go here. >> thank you all i think for your work to prevent lead poisoning and treat it. i'm becky levin, i'm with afscme , american federation of city county employees. lead paint not only in homes but we have really horrible infrastructure in schools and not enough funding to fix that i'm wondering what kind of efforts you may be involved in, or what is being done to address exposure through schools not just through paint, but we've all seen about lead in the water, there are a number of stories, "usa today" ran a big story about lead problems in
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water. unfortunately the federal government can't regulate water in schools the way it regulates water in people's homes. i wonder if you could just comment on that? >> i think one of the places that we have seen in schools is the lead in water crisis which actually began in philadelphia, rolled down to baltimore and many other places around school systems and it is an aging infrastructure issue. but it is incumbent upon the maintenance standards for schools to really address the paint and water issues and soil. because we have a lot of kids playing in playgrounds in urban and rural areas where there have been smelters and where there is deteriorating paint. we have to have action maintenance standards for schools. because in many of our aging cities building a new school is out of reach. being able to look at that you know epa does have the power to help in testing and knowing what
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the test ruts are and sharing to the public. we certainly are, have been, very loud about epa moving more quickly in disclosure what they know to the public and directly to the public because i think every parent has a right to know what the water safety is in the school and if there is other issues as well. and i think we, recently quoted in the publication saying that, that i think that we need a lot of parent action but we also need a lost state superintendents making sure the maintenance standards in schools are up to speed and up to snuff, the same we're trying to do this in housing. >> clarifying that, you know, clarifying that, coalition of -- >> schools. >> the campaign or -- >> alliance. >> i forget -- she will kill me if i forget her name. >> she's great. >> she is real champion for this
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and other issues. the difficulty is that, you know, a lot more i believe needs to be done in this particular area. it is issues around school funding and local control. it gets tricky. it is very difficult to deal with from the federal level for sure because of that reason. so it has to be done largely on local level. you really have to get organized throughout the country which is what claire's organization is, and others. it is not just lead but other exposures kids have on daily basis not only internal to the school, whether from asbestos, things like that or external exposures. we've seen lots of examples where schools are sighted near coal ash, polluting industry, et cetera. certainly an issue i think there is a lot more attention. >> someone over there. yes, over there. unfortunately i think this has to be our last question.
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i was, sorry, overthere. sorry. >> i'm joanna. i'm with the national conference much state legislators but i'm graduating from the university of michigan next year so right next door to flint. i'm so glad that you brought to broader topic of pollution. it is not just flint affected by this it is residents of 48217, which i'm sure you heard about, southwest detroit in michigan. the most polluted zip code in all of michigan. not only have they had to battle a weak city government the way that flint had to, but, the reason why that zip code is so polluted because big base, marathon oil corporation, lives right next door to them. i wonder, for you guys, like, what's, what's the thing that we need to improve most on poverty, pollution, big business or our relationship with the government? >> let me just say, first of all
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thank you for bringing that, highlighting that and i'm sure that you know, we could tell that story in just about every big city and even smaller communities out there. it really strikes of the heart of environmental justice, making sure, at least, i will speak from my perspective, from hud, and kind of looking at it, from the federal agency perspective, that's why it is so important that during this administration that we have begun to coordinate our efforts, particularly on place based work, a lot better and starting there understanding what could we be doing on housing, what epa could be doing, education, transportation and so forth, to create healthier communities, obviously working with our local partners who are always going to be in the lead, but then going forward, how do we take that one step further and affect policy that actually insures we're going to have healthier
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neighborhoods out there? because some of it is place specific but a lot of it is, you know, you can impact it by smarter policy. so for us, one of the things we can think about for instance, is, how do we treat communities that have particular environmental health hazards when we do our cbcg formula funding, when we do our home funding, when we do competitive grants like, you know, choice or others and look at ways we can take that more into account in the future. we only have six months left in this administration but, you know, you can bet there is a lot of thinking going on in terms of how we can be smarter going forward based on everything that we have learned over these last few years. >> i want to, this is great ending to the discussion. i just want to say one last word which is that we, you know, we at cap working a lot of intractable problems, school
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readiness, et cetera, poverty, that is refreshing and frustrating to work on a problem that has sort of an easy pathway to success but yet we still have difficulty doing it. but not for lack of trying from everyone in the room. i particularly want to thank the secretary for your leadership on issue, your focus and your effort, to corral the government to make sure we're actually addressing this fixable problem for our communities. thank you all very much. thanks, everybody. [applause] [inaudible conversations].
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>> c-span's coverage of the republican national convention is live right now. the convention itself will resume tonight at 7:30 eastern. some of the speakers, radio talk show host, laura ingraham, wisconsin governor scott walker, former presidential candidates senators marco rubio and ted cruz, as well as gop vice-presidential nominee, mike pence. ♪ >> this this issues most important to me are economic in nature. some having to do with obamacare, destruction to some degree of personal liberty and intrusion into the doctor-patient relationship. i'm serving assistant delegate with my wife because this country is in desperate need of change and the republican party
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needs to change with it. >> the most important issue with me in this election is gun control reform. i think today in america we need to reevaluate what the importance of a human life is, and what is the importance of a 200-year-old document is. in today's society, that document might not be relevant as it used to be. we are taking for granted how important youth of america are and not being dying in schools on daily basis. >> awesome so have convention here in cleveland. the cavs won the championship. indians, on pace, maybe to get to the world series. tell you what, having the republican national convention here in cleveland is a super topper for the city and puts it on the map. so we're so happy. >> one of the most important issues for me in terms of donald trump and the republican party is our need to focus on america for americans. it is time for real change out there and i think that donald trump is the person that
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can bring us this real change. >> i think the most important issue to me this year, i see increased polarization and division in our country and i feel for a candidate we need a candidate who will bring us together and not fuel hatred and fear in our country. ♪ >> former new york city mayor rudy giuliani was a guest speaker at a brake fast hosted by the florida republican party held just outside of cleveland where the republican convention's being held. the former mayor accused democratic presidential candidate hillary clinton of violating federal laws and discussed why republican candidate donald trump should be elected president. this is an hour 20 minutes. the. >> everybody please start taking your seats.
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we're going to start the breakfast program. good morning. >> morning. >> what a night last night, right? [cheers and applause] so previously i was having a discussion with a couple of my peers this morning who are in this room, every convention seems to be one speech, whether on democrat side during their convention or republican side on our convention that always seems to set the tone and people remember and i think we saw that speech last night with mr. donald j. trump. what do you guys think? [applause] so at this time i would like to call, if everybody can please rise and remain standing, i'd like to recognize the national
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committeeman of, for the rnc, and the state committeeman who of palm beach county, mr. peter faman, to come up here to give us the invocation. [applause] >> thank you. >> thank you, mr. chairman. please bow your heads. heavenly father, we come before you this morning with humble hearts and ask for your blessing on this food, and on this gathering this morning. we give thanks for the blessing of living in florida and the blessing of the great leadership of those who are our elected officials. most importantly, father, we invoke your words from mark 3:24 and matthew, 12:22, for a house divided against itself can not stand. we therefore pray for unity as we go forth from this convention and we pray all this in the name
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of the god of abraham, isaac, jacob, moses and jesus, amen. >> at this time i'd like to recognize a gentleman who is doing a fantastic job up in washington, d.c., shining the light on problems with the va and making sure that they are all held accountable to our veterans, who we all cherish. at this time i would like to recognize congressman jeff miller, to lead us in the pledge. [applause] >> if you would, join me in the pledge to the flag of these great united states of america. i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. [applause] >> everybody please be seated. no, i am not going to sing the national anthem.
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you do not want that. >> ah! >> that would clear the room. >> come on, john. come on, isn't it enough that i called out cleveland during the speech last night? you guys see that? [applause] before we start breakfast this morning i want to recognize people that are here at this breakfast and i want to make sure we give them a heartfelt thank you for everything they do. i would like to take this moment to recognize the staff of the republican party of florida. they have been doing an outstanding job. [applause]
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most notably the executive director george riley, who is a rock. [cheers and applause] do we know how to put on a show or what? [cheering] you know when florida comes to town. it has been amazing lineup of speakers. we're continuing that trend today. i'd like to thank the staff of this hotel and people serving us here this morning. give them a big round of applause. [applause] and at the breakfast on monday i asked everybody in this room to take time out of their day and
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thank all the police officers and security who are keeping us safe. let's give them a round of applause. [applause] so on monday i asked everybody in this room to thank them, so we'll go a little step further this morning. when you see security, armed security, police officer, members of the secret service, take a picture of them with you, post them on social media. and let's thank them in front of the world for everything they are doing to keep us all safe. [applause] at this time i would like to recognize and call up to the stage the person who has been
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hosting the breakfast on monday, monday, wednesday and thursday, gentleman to me needs no introduction. he is just an outstanding friend, cracks the worst jokes i ever heard in my life. i think i'm going to pay for that in session. everybody give a warm welcome to speaker designate richard corcoran. [applause] >> thank you. thank you. welcome to, what we call heavy hitter wednesday. you are about to hear from from two people who are the most eloquent, make the greatest intellectual arguments why hillary clinton should never be president of the united states.
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our first speaker is commentator, an author, a political consultant. he has done more than 30 winning senate and governor campaigns. he makes over 400 appearance as year. he has been called one of the most influential private citizens by "time" magazine. and i got to talk about the elephant in the room. he is also accredited for turning around bill clinton's career. [laughter] >> [inaudible] [laughter]. >> dick morris said this, not me. he said that is not elephant in the room. that is an ass in the room. [laughter]. [applause] but, i will say the good news about that though, if it wasn't for dick morris, who created the career of bill clinton, who created the career of hillary clinton, the democrats might actually have somebody likeable on the ticket. [laughter].
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but with that i want to welcome to the stage, as you can see, from tsun, no the before way to prepare for battle that an to know your enemy. the man knows our enemy. he has written a book, 12 reasons why hillary clinton shouldn't become president. first one, she is compulsive, serial liar. what we've done is taking liberty of purchasing a book for each one of you. we like you to read it and inspire you to go walk every day in your districts to make sure hillary clinton is not president. give a warm round of applause, author, commentator, consultant, dick morris. [applause] >> you have all herd of penance,
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haven't you? [laughter] do a good act to compensate for a bad act. that's why i'm here today. many of you may understand really what i think about hillary. if you think about someone who you know, who might be about her age, near 70. you knew when they were 30 and when they were 30 they were very different people. but you could see in their personality, at the age of 30, all of the defects that would metastasize into dominant characteristics by the time they, it was 40 or 50 years later. i'm sure everybody knows somebody like that. their noses were big but not that big. the ears were big, but not that big. when i worked with hillary 40 years ago, there was a little
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bit of deceit going on. she would not tell the truth easily. she cut some corners. the futures, market cattle futures bribe which was basically bribed from tyson foods to not enforce environmental regs against chicken. they paid her $100,000 bribe. the way they could dress it up was give her 1,000 and let her parlay that into the futures market. in fact what they did was get 10 or 20 investors, and winning bets were all put in hillary's account so she would get 100,000. when she reached 100, which would be the amount of agreed bribe, she stopped. and there was that. there was also, i think a certain sense of entitlement back then. she would always have this myth that she believed that she was ticketed for a top wall street career out of yale law school which is a great deal of money at a great big firm but threw it
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over for public service to come to arkansas, a little backwoods state, and help out the guy who want to be the governor to turn the state around. that narrative omits the fact she flunked the dc bar. she couldn't have been hired by anybody. after that she was fired by the watergate committee for stealing documents like billing records? she, the watergate committee wanted to find out if nixon was entitled to counsel. they looked back at the precedent, they saw william o douglas, the supreme court judge who the republicans wanted to impeach got counsel. so this was the republicans saying that, this was saying that the both parties agreed that they should be counsel and hillary took those documents home with her and lost them and they never surfaced. and she was fired for that.
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so could never have gotten a job any place. she joined the rose law firm after several years of trying when her husband became the attorney general. she made partner when her husband became governorrer. she got in charge of health care when her husband was elected president. she got a senate seat when she defended him against lewinsky. when i say got the senate seat, bill clinton cleared the field so there would be no democratic primary rivals worthy of the name to oppose her. we all put our hopes in rudy giuliani who was taken ill and thank god has recovered enough now but he was not running for senate. [applause] so her accomplishments are totally derivative of her husband. that is not an authentic model of -- [inaudible]. at the same time, you see these
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traits growing and metastasizing to the point where they take over her personality. secrecy and paranoia, pathological lying, and a, entitlement, greed-based entitlement, after having lived a decade in governor's mansion and eight years in the white house, fight years in the state department, never having to drive a car, never having to fly, even first class, much less commercial. never having to buy food or laundry or worry about babysitting or anything like that. she's grown addicted to a royal level of privilege. and she sought to continue that when she left the white house, dead broke if her words, with only 14 million-dollar book advance to keep her company. and she immediately set up a new arrangement with bill. this marriage that began as a
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romans in the '70s and the '80s, then became a business partnership in the the 0's, has become a raketeering organization, a rico. [applause] where she sends bill around the world passing the bag and people give him speaking fees and in return the state department takes official action and now that she's out of the state department, she might be president and the process continues. if she is elected president, clinton, bill will go around getting millions for each speech. they will be directly traceable back to stuff she does for those people as president. now, why did she have a email server that was secret? because she needed to hide that paper trail. she couldn't let those emails out there proving this process. for example, one of the big swindles was the vladmir putin
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wanted to take over a canadian mining company that owned 20% of our uranium reserves. and that required state department approval. so in june of 2009 putin invited bill to moscow to give two speeches for half a million dollars each, with banks that were essentially state-owned in russia. he took the cool million in cash, deposited it into the bill and hillary personal bank account and four months later hillary ruled in favor of the deal. now there are 44 mentions of that deal in state department cables over that four-month period because it was a real hot topic of controversy within the state department but there is not a single mention of that in any of hillary's e-mails that were released during that period. obviously those emails were deleted and the whole purpose of
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the emails server, even put our secrets at risk from the chinese and the russians, her secrets would not be at risk from the american people. and ultimately it's that paranoia and secrecy, driven by the sense of greed and entitlement that led and leads to hillary's ongoing scandals. and you meet this person at the age of 68 who you knew at the age of 30 and you say, oh, my god, i could see where all of this came from but, it didn't used to be like that but you can see how these traits metastasized and took over her personality. now, let's talk a little bit about how trump is going to beat hillary. [applause] i think one thing he should do he is should clintons hate me, bushes hate me, romneys hate me,
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so what could i be doing wrong? [applause] but, that points to a larger message. i did some work for the leave campaign in britain. i've been working with them for 12 years and we see the world in a horizontal dichotomy of continuum, of left and right. you're at various points along the spectrum idealogically. that is not how the alienated, apathetic, no show voter sees politics. he sees politics as an inner circle, a tiny little circle, of privilege and power and unspeakable wealth, that rigs the system for themselves. another circle of their acolytes and lawyers and pr person, people, investment advisors, who live off of them, if they're
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good people like symbiots, or bad people like parasites. but they still live off the hosts. third concentric circle is everybody else that gets screwed by the global economy. they see donald trump, just like they saw bernie sanders, and just like in britain they saw leaving the eu, as the cause for the outer consent trick circle. and the circle has no left, has no right. so in "brexit" we won the same percentage of the vote from conservatives, tories as from labour party members. there was no left or right as there is in any circle. there was a sense of alien nation, a sense of being left out, a sense of being an outsider and donald trump needs not to run against hillary only as a republican. or as a, as a democrat or as a liberal, or even as a thief.
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he needs to run against her as an insider, as the ultimate insider in our politics. and there is no more insider than the clintons. and by running that kind of a campaign, and speaking for the people in outer most circle, he can mobilize the voters that have not come out to vote in the past, to come out and vote for him. the demographics are daunting. in 2004, karl rove and george bush brought out 10 million new white voters. in 2008, obama brought out 10 million new african-american, latino and female and young voters. and they each won their elections because of that. but in 201,210,000,000 white voters -- in 2012, 10 million white voters stayed home because they couldn't handle romney.
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he was typical of that insider circle and they saw the republican party in its worst possible light of wall street and vulture capitalism as they called it. and it made no difference that someof the companies romney tried to help and he did turn around and he did save jobs. they understood the motivation was making money. they saw him capitalizing on global economy rand outsourcing, all of that stuff and saw this process as fundamentally causing their own impoverishment and they voted against him. they stayed home. that was truly obama's margin of victory. so the first thing trump needs to do, and the thing that only donald trump among our potential candidates could possibly do, is to bring those people out to vote, to rekindle their faith in the process, to believe there is a fellow outsider running, who
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scorns the inside just as valuably and just as irriddably, crankly as they do and mirrors their frustration and their views. trump has ignited those people, mobilized them and they are coming out to vote and they are how trump is going to beat hillary. [applause] but he need not stop there. it is one of the soup people challenges of our -- supreme challenges of our lives, obama care may fall apart before we can repeal it. [laughter] [applause] it is like you make sure everybody on death row is really healthy. [laughter].
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but the fact that obamacare is dying because the premiums are going higher and higher, the risk pool is getting sicker and older and poorer, and that in turn drives people out, and as of now, that 70 million people have chosen to pay the fines, rather than enter the system. and the total number of people who are covered newly, because of obamacare is only four million. he says 16. but eight of that is medicaid, which is welfare and has been there forever. he just raises the ceilings. of the remaining eight, half of the people who have insurance, they were happy with, but couldn't continue it because it didn't make the administration's regulations. so the number of new people covered by obamacare is only four million. and the number of people who are uninsured, who choose to pay the fine is 50% larger than that.
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and the process is continuing. doctors are opting out. patients are opting out. that is the deliberate. that is not a failure of barack obama. that is his goal! that is hillary's goal. because they will come back at some point soon and hillary's doing it now, and saying, oh, you see how the insurance companies are ripping everybody off by raising the premiums? forget that we made them cover people until they were 26 on their family as policies. forget we said you can't exclude preexisting conditions. forget that we said you have to cover everything from psychotherapy to drug therapy, to drug addiction therapy, to sex change operations, to mammograms for men, you have to cover everything. that drove the premiums up. now some of those are good. we want to cover preexisting. we want kids to be covered by their family policies but all drove up the premiums. then when the companies raised
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the premiums, hey, get rid of the insurance companies, have a direct government payer, socialized medicine system. if hillary is elected that is what she is going to do. that will be the argument that she will use. now i'm in florida here, with you, by the way, i live with you. i live in delray beach. [applause] i think that might be the first time in history anyone got applause for getting a tan. [laughter] and i want to pay tribute to senator marco rubio. [applause] because for all of the rhetoric, by all of the people, who opposed obamacare, it was he who killed it. single-handedly, marco rubio. [applause]
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when the budget was going through, the last budget bill, the administration had a program that would basically welfare for insurance companies. they said, to all the insurance companies, for the first three years, of obamacare, we will make good any losses you have, no matter how much and we'll guarranty you a profit. it essentially turned utility, turned insurance companies into utilities where the government assured them of their income. and marco rubio last year got a clause in the budget bill ending that subsidy. [applause] and without that subsidy, the insurance companies are running screaming. united healthcare just pulled out of obamacare and bunch of others are about to. [applause]
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now those issues, national security, immigration reform, stopping immigration reform, getting rid of obamacare, the "blue lives matter" movement -- [applause] last year 42 cops were killed in the line of duty. and those are all very good punches but they're the right jab. that is the way the republican party usually runs, the right jab. now it needs to fight with both hands. it also needs a left hook. it also -- [applause] it also needs to go behind hillary's lines and mine the bernie sanders voters who already hate her, have already voted against her, already know that she is full of it, already know she is controlled bit banks
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and the oil companies and the vested interests in our country and that she's their parrot. they already know all of that stuff. the problem is that they do not see a kindred spirit in donald trump, but they should, and he should make clear that he is a kindred spirit. the left hook involves his promising never to do quantitative easing again, never am i going to paper wall street with bogus money that is freshly printed, none of which gets lent to the community. all of which gets pocketed as bonuses or distributed in stock options or invested in derivative gambling which is basically federally guaranteed. the left hook also says, you can not have six banks controlling 83% of the assets of the united states. [applause] one of the great lights of our party, theodore roost stood for
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anything, it was that kind of concentration of monopolistic power is against the interests of capitalism and of freedom. and we need our candidate to assert that. the left hook also means, bring back glass-steagall. [applause] when franklin roosevelt wanted to insure deposits at banks, so no more panics and run on the banks, he put in a bill to create the federal deposit insurance corporation, fdic, and the chairman of the senate finance committee was a guy named carter glass from virginia, crusty old guy, and he said, i am not going to approve deposit insurance unless you regulate what wall street does with the money. if they're going to go out and gamble it and fritter it away and invest in crazy stuff i'm not going to guarranty that the depositors will see their deposits.
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that is in effect guarantying casino gambling. therefore, glass-steagall was passed as companion measure with fdic. then bill clinton during his entire term in office resisted repealing glass-steagall. in 1999 he knew he was going to lose his law license because of the paula jones lawsuit. and knowing that, he knew he had to do something else for a living. he decided on this career as a speaker. no offense, mr. speaker. [laughter] and he, his biggest clients would be the banks. guess what? he signed repeal of glass-steagall. that year goldman sachs set up an ipo for an investment arm and they were off to the races and the financial dysfunction that led to 07-08 began, not only with the fannie mae and freddie mac policies of the
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clinton administration but the financial deregulation policies of its last two years. then in the final years, 2000, his assistants, treasury secretary, proposed regulation of derivatives. he killed it and he then passed a bill and signed it in the waning weeks of his presidency banning regulation of derivatives. so that the banks would really be beholden to him and his first speeches on the door out of the white house came from those banks. donald trump needs to talk about that. we need to throw that left hook. we need to echo his rhetoric on that stuff. what about free college? okay? you don't have to dip into the treasury for free college. just make college contain its costs. [applause] trump should say, that no
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college is going to get a dime in pell grants or student loans for its students unless it meets three criteria. one, its faculty work as minimum of 12 contact hours a week with students. no more six hours a week for professors. number two, they spend 10% or less on their administrative costs. number three, ceos, head of colleges, can not earn more than a certain ceiling of money. [applause] i pushed and clinton proposed and signed a bill creating an opportunity tax credit that was supposed to give everybody free community college and then, just raised their tuition and all of sudden it became not free. the state legislatures cut back their subsidies. suddenly it was all on tuition again. if we want to be like a dog
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chasing our tail, we can provide subsidies, they will raise costs, we'll raise sit did is -- subsidies, they will raise costs again. that is what trump should propose. that is part of the left hook. part of the left hook is to go for school choice. [applause] to go to the minority community, and say, housing discrimination must not cause schools segregation. [applause] and make the point, that the civil rights issue of our time is the ability to choose which school your child goes to. [applause] those are all the left hook and republicans aren't used to the left hook, but i worked for both parties. i am. and that right jab will only
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carry you so far. it is the left hook is the secret of trump's ability to win this election. i enjoyed this speech. catch me every day, if you go to i do a video every morning just as i did today. i will email it out to you for free at 450,000 people who get it. so actually can i see a show of hands, who here gets my lunch alert. yeah, that's great. so everybody is doing it. it is fun. every saturday i do a history video about an episode in u.s. and world history. the one coming up on saturday will be an explanation of details of the double-cross system where the british misled hitler as to where the normandy invasion was going to come and deals with the actual names of the spies and all of that. now unfortunately were you to invite me to speak to you next
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year, in the event hillary wins, we'll have to skype from new zealand. [applause] [shouting] >> i urge you, and i beg you, to let this poor kid continue to live in delray beach and elect donald trump president. thank you. [applause] >> thank you so much. our next speaker is one of the most respected and recognized leaders in the world. he was born in brooklyn to
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italian immigrants. [cheering] he went to law school at nyu, after graduating he became a u.s. attorney. eventually rising to become the u.s. attorney for the southern district of new york where he unabash he hadly took on, anyone, any place, including the mob, and had 4152 convictions. after that, he became the mayor of new york. as mayor of new york as you heard from his powerful speech on monday, he took one of the most crime-ridden cities and made it the safest big city in america according to the fbi. [applause] what we really saw his truly brilliant, heroic leadership, was on september 11th, 2001.
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in classic fashion mayor giuliani rushed to the scene and was nearly crushed as the towers fell as he was down leading. he became the face and the hero for what was not only new york's but our country's, one of their most darkest hours. from his leadership he was given "time" person of the year, knighted by the queen of england, called rudy the rock by the prime minister of france and given the medal of freedom by first lady nancy reagan. the great thing about mayor giuliani he is not just the mayor of new york. we have so many new yorkers in florida. he is also the honorary mayor of florida. [applause]
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so please welcome a new yorker by birth, but a floridian by adoption, our great mayor, rudy giuliani. [cheers and applause] >> rudy! >> thank you. >> rudy! [cheering] >> thank you very, very much. you might note i lost some of my voice. [laughter]. the other night but, i'm still able to speak and i'm still as passionate as i was oh, last night, the night before, the night before that. our country is at a crossroads, you know that. dick wasn't exaggerating when he said, you know, we may have to conduct this from new zealand last year. if things go wrong, the reality
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is, we have a very, very dramatic choice between one way our government can go and a second way. let me simplify it. donald trump is a conservative. he's conservative in economic policy. he is conservative on national security. what does that mean? it means he is going to lower taxes, he is going to lower corporate taxes. he is going to reduce hundreds of millions of regulations that are crushing american businesses. by that he is going to reduce my income. because my law firm is going to make less money. but, he will help my country. when i was in the justice department in the 1970s and 1980s, the code of federal regulations was about this high. it now goes through the ceiling. everyone of those regulations
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requires companies, small, medium, large, to hire lawyers, accountants, lobbyists, just in order to stay out of jail. hillary stays out of jail just because she is a clinton. and that is hurting the ability in this country to produce jobs. even more than taxes. even more than the highest corporate tax in the world. donald trump understands that, and he will make that change, immediately. 35% corporate tax will get slashed to 20% or 15% or, i hope 10. that will bring billions back to the united states. that is how you produce jobs. he will reduce the regulations. my suggestion to him is, here's what we do. we just say, take out every other regulation. i don't care which one.
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cut them in half. just pile them up and get rid of the top half, or the bottom half. you're not going to miss them. [applause] then, he is going to negotiate agreements for us that help america. look, we want to trade. we want free trade. we want to trade with the whole world. but we want fair terms for trade. and nobody, nobody, i have ever met in knowing him for 29 years can negotiate as effectively as donald trump. [applause] if i was going to negotiate for the sale of my condo in palm beach i would have donald trump negotiate for me. [laughter]. if i was going to negotiate for,
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i don't know, for a new job, i would have donald trump negotiate for me. . . >> >> he walked out because gorbachev required him to give up what did your time is used to describe it a very nasty way, "the new york times" by the way is wrong. [laughter]
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[applause] ronald reagan would read that to do the opposite. [laughter] i need it. it is true. how stupid can you be not to understand stolid in the '80s with the editorial board of "the new york times" and "washington post" used to make fun of him. think about this for a moment. if a missile can shoot down the airplane and it can if it is bigger or more powerful that their right about everything from "the washington post" to "the new york times" mirror to stupid to figure that out if you
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need any proof that it works look to israel. [applause] one of the biggest donors of my life was the study of food allow me to have a pitcher with him. ion on the board of the reagan library and i shared with her what their pride minister told me to tell her thousands of israelis dead end even more because he
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would not back down. [applause] somebody asked me how can i work for donald trump? he is politically correct. [laughter] is that a criminal? [applause] looking at those that prosecute criminals i have prosecuted thousands and thousands to the heads of
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the five organized crime is then put them in jail 100 years. [applause] but michael milken is the wall street criminals that was a good news the second one wasn't so good. [laughter] i prosecuted the colombian drug cartel. and tasso sent them back to be executed after they killed 10,000 or 12,000 jewish people. [applause] i've prosecuted congressman to put them in jail.
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[applause] i prosecuted much of the administration which is how they became mayor. [laughter] so i will tell you this with conviction with anybody can contradict this. i would need a blackboard bigger than that. of all the of violations i never had a case that was so strong line never ever as a lawyer either to the government of my clients and
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would bet my life if you put them in front of 12 decent americans off then they would go to jail. [cheers and applause] fifth half [cheers and applause] >> every couple of weeks i update. [laughter] but chris christie last
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night in this morning they laid out the case. and how that troubles me as the prosecutor. the data is to turn over the swiss bank account. id from the justice apartment and organized criminals or drug dealers. making a $60,000 contribution their small numbers.
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[laughter] but with a $600,000 contribution and somewhere in that sequence and then calling the irs into old to go easy on ups because that could cause friction. [laughter] we have to go to switzerland? [laughter] and even now switzerland has say army. [laughter] the person at the irs and he has never received a call
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like this ever. 1.2 million dollars speaking fee. that is not a bribe? i don't know what is. [applause] then with a $40,000 bribe.
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[chanting] did we made the case very well the special standard for the clintons that has created "the new york times" and "washington post". kumbaya missing? is has got to end. looking for equal justice under the law. [applause] in the clintons have been stealing since little rock.
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any good with clinton that the law firm. [applause] they were? in in barack. the lincoln bedroom. she was the enforcer in chief she is a feminist? if there is a war on women is the one conducted by bill clinton. [applause] and powered by hillary clinton. and then tell us of their
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duty in the oval office. when she read the first validation did you believe her? did all of america believe her? for six months they conducted a campaign to ruin and destroy for the dna. and if not she would have been ruined. hillary clinton says she was to take care of those and are victims of sexual abuse but what about monica lewinsky? [applause]
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she was a young girl. and impressionable young girl. who was taken advantage of by the president of the united states. if you ran a company would be fired if they did it. -- in a minute. [inaudible] you now what it was.
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in that they didn't know the moment monica lewinsky? she knew the history. she knew about his bimbo squad of although women. she knew the history. and it's a good draw those names. tool strengthen the economy
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is not afraid to say islamic terrorist. [applause] kinnealey is the ayatollah of iran. [applause] added to negotiate our histories. to be highly capable people. everybody says why does the the presidential candidate in the cabinet? because then there would b-12 for 13 people before
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the election but we get a very clear idea of the kind of cabinet we will have. we will have the cabinet. maybe not exactly his background but a very successful governor of indiana and religious man, a decent man and a member of the united states of fiscal and foreign policy. [applause] and i will tell you something. when you take office as an
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outsider and reformer, just like donald trump. [applause] when you come in as a reformer who will shake up washington in a cage for policy he gives people excitement is and will get us a chance to fix it as part of the administration i worked for ronald reagan. i worked on speeches and law-enforcement policy in haitian immigration policy.
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that donald trump would be like abraham lincoln. and the first couple days ago in him 29 years i will tell you the secret of donald trump.
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a hires him nervously capable people he didn't drive around 12 lints driving the tractor. who understood. >> i saw him take over the rank and he never got it done. but we did in 10 months. [applause] but the point is to have
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cable and as capable and competent those other working for us. looking led donald trump is done to that family of his. that is when he will do for all of us. win he says he will make america great again he me and -- she means it. why are black or hispanic plays down getting really. he loves all people and wants us to be the country that we should be. i want the president when putin wakes up in the ayatollah wake up in the
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morning fidel castro is that [laughter] -- the dead actually he has been dead for years. [cheers and applause] [chanting] that putin or the ayatollah the head of the islamic state or the head of south korea?
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are they afraid of donald trump? >> yes. >> you can bet they are after space him 29 years i will tell you one thing this is why he should be our president. the man does not back down. you have seen him. and all the things that the media did to him. he fights. we have to take the war
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against us. nine in san bernardino though. but iraq and afghanistan and all those to kill them. [applause] we don't want to do it the way you take that oath of office and finally and there is a group of people that i love going back to the five locals that our police officers it is my the york city police sobriety and my fire department since into every 11.
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for those that died in the line of duty all the indians and their families paeans. because they put on a uniform that tried to protect us. they are protecting the i am not protecting them. if you do those kinds of things for this administration in the new york city by fire department or the police or in miami it is one. they put their lives at risk for us.
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what you do with this administration to the reputation you should be ashamed of yourself. [applause] if he is a this is helping race relations in america then look at what is happening now compared to the day then obama came into office i can stay here and tell you that he saved more black lives than i did in the history of new york city. no mayor of new york city had more jobs to african-americans than i did. [applause] and i am passionate about
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vouchers as a way out. [applause] yes. yes there is unfairness. we need donald trump to do that. thank you. god bless you. [cheers and applause] >> mayor rudy guiliani. [cheers and applause] now the mayor has just informed me he will stay for a couple of minutes answering three questions from the audience but before we do that just a moment of personal privilege i am the
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kid that grew up in new york city and some people i know it did not grow up with the family of means and when i was here and there and went to high school i graduated 1988, moved to florida in 1986. growing up from a kid is in queens we hardly ever went into manhattan in the eric city because of the crime rate my father used to say please don't go to manhattan i want to make sure that you return. under this meighen's leadership but i will say it he not only turned around new york city but made it thrive and prosper to the point when i first runback id i went into manhattan i said let's get this place
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and that is set testament to your hard work and leadership. [cheers and applause] three questions. >> [inaudible] it is disheartening but share your thoughts after now 40 hours talking about the speech that was plagiarized and we have a battle going on across the
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country we don't know them but you do to put us over the finish line by the way that was the same as an nba player. [laughter] >> [inaudible] [laughter] i would imagine you to go back to 1980 and sees similar things. betty york times is a disgrace. . .
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beating the republican nominee and they are about the 24%. [applause] >> mr. mayor what do you say two leaders of our party some of whom are former presidential candidates who are well-known to the state were supporting never trump or not supporting our nominee. what should we say to them?
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>> look, some of them are very good friends of mine and i'd i like them very much great i feel bad that they are taking the position they are taking. i'm a republican. i would be for donald trump even if i wasn't a good friend of his. i did manage of knowing him very well which makes me more enthusiastic but how could they possibly want to see hillary clinton in the white house? [applause] and we can't play this game or she'll be there for four years. first of all i don't know how much damage he could do in four years. it could be or are versatile her versatile and i don't know if four years will become eight years so this is our chance to change the country we love. it's not about jeb lish. it's not about ego or were there he feels insulted and he may honestly feel that way. it's not about whether mitt
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romney feels, i don't know what he feels, whatever he feels. we never got much feeling from mitt. [applause] and maybe if we had gotten a little bit of feelings from mitt mitt -- [applause] you have got a great governor. he is supporting donald trump. [applause] your governor by the way, your governor by the way doesn't get the credit he deserves. [applause] you have a great senator. [applause] and, and he has shown that he is a man that can overcome some of the hurt and some of the disappointments of losing.
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i had to do that when i supported john mccain. that's part of life and part of being a man, part of being a woman, part of being an adult so here is a what i would say, it shows the establishment of the republicans party you can't stop donald trump. [applause] the establishment republican party knew that better than the establishment democratic party. [applause] we are coming in with the whole group of new people, a whole group of new people to kiss we are going to change the way washington is run and we are going to make it good for the people. [applause] >> mayor giuliani we know that you were the mayor of the most diverse city in the world and we
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had every creed, color and race on the planet they are in new york city. we know god our creator loves all lives but yet we have the democratic candidates who say only black lives matter and we know that blue lives matter because they protect all of us so god has said that all lives matter. would you address that with us please? >> a very profound question. whenever we start to create special categories for races, origins and groups we start to divide each other. when i became mayor of new york city my motto was one city, one standard for everybody. the good, the bad. it does matter what color or what creed. i was sitting there making appointments and i had to make an appointment to my european --
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i had a black liaison office aid jewish liaison office in irish liaison office. a pakistani liaison office and they liaison office and i had one called european -- and i'm trying to figure out who you select for european leaders. if i pick somebody french i want -- if i pick somebody swiss i will get a speaking fee. [applause] so i'm sitting there with my best friend and life who died last week. peter powers my campaign manager he moved to new york state, lived in miami.
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i said you know something, why don't i'd just do away with all these offices, all 13 of them? why do i need them? a lack office in the jewish office and a and office and a european office in may chinese office, why don't i have just one person for all people equally and that's what i tried to do. [applause] i think it is perfectly proper for us to take him plagiarize obando's speech in 04. there's no white america, there is no black americom, there's one america. the problem is we don't follow that. we will, we will. [applause]
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>> america's mayor, rudy giuliani. [applause] [chanting] the republican national convention resumed a few minutes ago and it's live on c-span. some of the speakers might radio talkshow host laura and graham wisconsin governor scott walker i'm a former presidential candidates senators marco rubio and ted cruz as well as the g.o.p. vice presidential nominee mike pence. we want you to feel as if you are attending the convention including visiting the cleveland history center of power and politics exhibit. my
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>> my name is angie lowry. and the director of the cleveland history center and museum of the western reserve historical society which isan nearly 150 years and over 150 years we have been collecting political ephemera. at the history center we have open power and politics an exhibit that looks at buttons, garments and the conventions or hosted in cleveland in 19241936. over here we have the 1924 convention display case. this was the first conventional post in cleveland. it was a special time in cleveland was chosen largely because of public auditorium which was the largest building of its kind in the country when it opened in 1922. also special at this convention was that this was the firstt convention where women played a role. they had just secured the right to vote in their role largely
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during the convention was to act as hostesses but they were very much a part of the activities but also special in 1924 the first presidential campaign when it was publicly available across the nation, the radio said the first broadcast convention. on the other side of the brown we have that the 1936 convention post in cleveland priebus was a booming time in cleveland when we were hosting the great lakes exposition and a number of other conventions. below in the lower case this is the plan. this is what the proposal lookok go like going to the g.o.p. from cleveland and fighting them and you'll notice i did talks about the summer resort weather which was here and we are feeling that today. also we have the gray sunflower pen. this was the pen for the nominee for the convention, at the convention and the gentleman for the baby allen hodges was the donor so we think especially
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have this image of him wearing that. other items we have are the program for the conventions, tickets and of course we have a huge political political button collection so we see the campaign material from both sides of the aisle that were nominated and campaigning throughout that year. former republican presidential candidate senator ted cruz of texas addressed supporters at a rallying cry plans just hours before he was slated to deliver remarks at the 2016 republican national convention that he refused to endorse donald trump the party's nominee and some supporters encouraged the future presidential run with a 2020 chance. [applause] >> welcome, welcome. i don't very often get the first word around here so i'm going to take advantage of the situation.
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ted and i and our two girls carolyn and catherine want to thank you so much for being here thank you for coming this afternoon. we came here to see you. [applause] it is the greatest honor of our life to be able to know you, to spend time traveling this great country and to understand first-hand the fabric of cultures and personalities, interests, desires and hopes and dreams that make up this country and i can tell you every single moment of this campaign i was personally so proud and so proud to be able to tell our daughters what we represent because we were with you. [applause]
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and it's in this first month that followed that when i hear catherine who is five and she would remind you, five and a half, when i hear her in the back of the car or in the bathtub when no one is listening singing a couple of the refrains from the national anthem or from god bless america, i know that we are collectively on the same team and that we are representing to our our kids, to your kids and their grandkids in your grandkids that we stand for something and that's the most important thing. [applause] and the reason that was so easy for me to do throughout this campaign is because of the guy that i was supporting. [applause] a person who i know and you know has total command of the issues who knows our constitution, who knows that you come first in this country and your voice will be heard and with that i want to
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introduce to you my husband, my best friend and our u.s. senator senator from texas, ted cruz. [applause] [applause] [chanting] [applause] >> but may say to friday who has been such an extraordinary warrior, a partner, a wife, a mom and unflappable voice for truth no matter the storm raging around her. i love you with all my heart, sweetheart.
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[applause] [chanting] >> did you know this afternoon, this afternoon is for one simple purpose and that is to say thank you to each and everyone of you, thank you from the very bottom of our hearts. [applause] more than anything else, heidi and i are filled with extraordinary gratitude and thankfulness. together the men and women here,
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we have been part of an amazing journey and it has been the privilege of our lifetimes to stand with each and every one of you fighting for our country. [applause] the men and women gathered here today, you are patriots, you love this country, you love our constitution and you love our freedom, you love our children and you believe in tomorrow. [applause] you know this campaign i believe was about a lot more than one campaign or one candidate. this was a movement all across this country. [applause] you know i am reminded over and
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over again of the inspiration we have received and some people would ask on the campaign, do you guys get tired? do you get beaten down by all the nonsense and the answer i would give over and over again is no, i am and inspired and i'm inspired by each and every one of you. [applause] i was inspired by two little children in california, a 44-year-old and a 6-year-old when we were out there gave me an envelope filled with change. they had held a lemonade lemonade stand to weaken before and they said we want to give everything we made from that lemonade stand to the campaign because this is the future of our country. [applause] i'm inspired by a gentleman in north north carolina who sent an e-mail to our campaign. he said i'm retired. my wife and i are on social security. he said every month we send $200
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to the campaign. he's had a couple of weeks ago my wife fell him broke her hip and just had to have surgery and we can't send our $200 this month that it is wanted to e-mail and said i'm sorry we don't have the money this month that we are with you. [applause] you know i am inspired by a woman in indiana plan heidi was visiting in the volunteer center and the woman came to her and said i have a letter that i want to ask you to give you ted. it's a letter that explains my husband is originally from hungary and i'm a volunteer here. she said if you guys when i want my husband to be ambassador to hungary. and heidi said well, okay. [laughter] and she said you know look i know ambassador ships typically go to rich people who have written a bunch of checks.
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we are not rich but this woman said you you know what's in his volunteer center what's in this volunteer center i have made 10,000 phonecalls for the campaign and you ought to be able to become an ambassador by making 10,000 vote calls. phonecalls. [applause] and all heidi could say was you are absolutely right. i am inspired by a woman in iowa who picked up heidi at the airport. she was driving the bus to and from the park and not at the airport. she homeschooled her kids and every week she volunteered on the campaign. she had all of the time of her family, of work and yet fighting for this country was worth it for every waking moment she could do. [applause] and let me just pause to reflect what we together as a movement accomplished. this campaign saw over 326
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thousand volunteers all over the country. [applause] collectively we raised over $92 million, more than any republican in primary history. [applause] that came from 1.8 million contributions averaging just over 50 bucks apiece. [applause] and together this campaign very nearly 8 million votes, 112 states, nearly 600 delegates and astonished the washington establishment. [applause] none of that happens without the
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men and women who are here. none of that happens without each of you, without your time, your sacrifice, your commitment, your willingness to stand up to be vilified and say i'm going to stand for something that matters. [applause] what an incredible privilege and i'm reminded of one of my favorite themes from cinema. the opening theme for the movie patton where patton walks out in front of a gigantic american flag and he stands and he speaks about how in this war that every one of us the object is not for you to die for your country but to make the other fellow die for his country. [applause]
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but patton, taking a page from william shakespeare in his christmas day speech, patton said at the end of the day everyone of us who is part of this when we are old and gray and our grandkids asked where were you in the great one, in the great battle we great battle we will be able to say to our grandkids i wasn't shoveling. [applause] and i've got to say i feel very much those sentiments expressed by patton that when we are old and gray gray and carolyn and catherine i hope give us eight passel of grain kids that we can tell them we stood with the men and women who were fighting for this country, who were fighting for our freedom. [applause]
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in an amazing campaign field of 17 talented dynamic candidates we need 15 of those candidates. [applause] we just didn't beat 16. our party now has a nominee and i don't know. that was pretty well orchestrated. did you e-mail them to fly the plane right when i said that? [applause] and let me say to the men and women here i don't know what the
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future is going to hold. i don't know what's going to happen but what i do know, what remains unshakable is my faith in the men and women here. what i do know is that everyone of us have has some application to follow our conscience. [applause] to speak the truth and truth is unchanging. to defend liberty. there's a lot of talk about unity. i want to see unity and a unity and the weight is a unity is for us to unite behind shared principles and unite in defense of liberty.
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and for us to empower the grassroots. [applause] we have seen some things that haven't been. and i do know that the answer for this country is not going to come from washington d.c.. it's not going to come from the establishment. it will only come from the grassroots and we the people. [applause] one of the great things about america, when you have a spouse who is a soulmate, who is traveling the journey with you, when you're up, she tries to keep your feet nailed to the ground and when you are down, she tries to lift you off the ground. earlier today heidi e-mailed me
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something she found on the internet. which made me laugh. some of you have heard it before but is still worth remembering. over 5000 years ago was said to the children of israel pick up your shovels mount your camels and i will lead you to the promised land. nearly 75 years ago roosevelt said lay down your shovel, sit on their light up a camel, this is the promised land. [applause] and today and today congress has stolen your shovel, taxed your raise the price of camels and
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mortgage the promised land. and i've got to say that sums up the frustration people have across this country, the frustration with politicians in both parties that don't listen to us, that don't do what they promise, that don't fight for the people. we need leaders who fight for the working men and women of this country. [applause] and as i said, i don't know what the future holds but i do know that from the very first day that this nation god has blessed the united states of america and i am convinced god is not done with this country.
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and if we are faithful and we speak the truth, if we defend liberty we depend the constitution, if we empower the people than i promise you there are brighter days ahead for the united states of america. [applause] [applause] [chanting] i will tell you guys, many of you were in indiana the last day of the campaign.
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god bless the great state of indiana. god bless the hoosier state. but i will confess to you guys one of the things that i am sorry asked about, one of the things that i most regret is that after suspending our campaign, there were group of volunteers who traveled the country and who had led that i am good to stay upset with myself that i could not stay and hug you, that i couldn't thank you one at a time and i will just confess i didn't have the strength to do that. we had cameras there and i'll tell you i wasn't going to let those as of the's turned lyin' ted into crying kid. ted.
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[applause] i lasted through to people and then i had to go backstage, but i'm so grateful that heidi stayed out and hugged every person there. [applause] and this afternoon is simply an opportunity for us to hug you and for us to say thank you for everything you do and we are humbled, we are privileged to do a side-by-side fighting for this country that we love with all our hearts. thank you. [applause] [chanting] ♪
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