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donald trump: i am totally denouncing -- any hate group, no good with donald trump. any hate group. but if you are telling me, i will believe it. i totally denounce, ok? boeing? yeah? i will help the party fund raise, yes. i am not looking for funds for myself. i am totally self funding my campaign, but i will absolutely help the party fundraiser. i don't want any money for myself. go ahead. no, i'm not. i think we will win before the convention. i think we will win before. i have sponsored a lot of sporting events. the fighters have a great expression. when they go into a city or town where it is an unfriendly town but they think they are going to win, the only way we are going -- to guarantee victory is to
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knock them out. the only way i can guarantee victory is to get enough delegates. if we think about it like price prize fighters do, that's called a knockout. we think we are going to do very well in florida. louisiana and kentucky tonight for the big ones. we did well in maine, but it was much smaller than louisiana, kentucky. kansas was also smaller. we came in second. but we won louisiana and kentucky. they were the big ones. go ahead. >> [inaudible] donald trump: ok. so, the question was asked about waterboarding. waterboarding is a very touchy subject. it was originally asked two decades ago to ted cruz. he sort of didn't want any part of that question.
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i watched and i said wow. they look at me and said, how do you feel. i said, i'm totally in favor of waterboarding. and if we can, i'd like to do much more than that. just so you understand, we are playing by a different set of rules than isis and others in the middle east. we have laws and rules and regulations and all of these things, and they have nothing. they chop off people's heads. they drown people in massive steel cages. they dropped the case for one hour, they lift it up and there are 30 dead people. here we are worried about waterboarding. here is the story. i will obey the laws, but i will try and get the laws extended. i will try and get the laws broadened. because we should be allowed -- because it's very hard to be successful in beating someone when you're rules are very soft and their rules are unlimited. they can do whatever they want
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to do. and i want to play -- [applause] donald trump: look, we are going to rebuild our military. we are going to knock out isis so violently and so fast. they chop off heads. they do things that we haven't seen since medieval times, and we are worried about waterboarding. sit down. let me just tell you. excuse me. i want to stay within the laws. right now, we have the laws. i want to make those laws stronger so that we can better compete with a vicious group of animals, ok? ok. yes, go ahead. >> [inaudible] donald trump: i love -- yeah, i think we are going to do great. we have a 20 point lead i think in florida. >> [inaudible]
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donald trump: look, mitt romney was a failed candidate. he was a terrible candidate. he choked. he absolutely choked as bad as i had never seen, other than marco when chris christie was grilling him. that was a big choke also. i thought he was going to collapse. i was getting ready to hold him up with these very powerful hands, ok? [applause] that was a choke. mitt romney choked as a candidate. he knows how i feel. when he was thinking of getting into the race seven months ago, eight months ago, i said -- so important. i said you cannot let mitt romney in this race. he is a choker. you know, through sports -- i can tell you, i have some great sportsmen right here. once a choker, always a choker. mitt romney gave that election
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away. that was an election against a failed president that should have been easily won. mitt romney did not work hard. that last month, he disappeared. say what you want about president obama. he was on "jay leno," "david letterman." he was all over the place. and where was mitt romney? we are all still looking for him. if he would have devoted the same time and energy to winning the presidency four years ago as he is now to destroying our party and the unity of our party, he would have won the election and we wouldn't have the problems we do now. ladies and gentlemen, i want to thank you all. this has been amazing, very exciting. i look forward to seeing you many times in the near future. thank you very much. thank you. thank you very much. [applause]
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>> governor john kasich on the campaign trail at his home state of ohio today with former california governor arnold schwarzenegger. winner take all contest with the republican candidate who receives the most votes. you can watch today's rally in onumbus 2:30 p.m. here c-span. other states are holding primaries and caucuses this weekend. the primary -- the democratic caucus and maine is today as well as the republican puerto rican primary. we will have those results on >> ime am a teacher. the most important thing to me right now is education. i am looking at the canada church closely for their program -- candidates very closely. with all the common core that has been happening i would like
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to see that changed around. i will vote for either bernie or hillary. i am happy with both of those choices. i'm interested to see what their education choices would be. voting for tedm cruz because he is a constitutional scholar, eloquent, and he is principled. >> vermont senator and democratic open judge candidate -- democratic presidential candidate was in michigan ahead of that state's primary. he spoke in the city of war and before the results were known in saturday's primaries and caucuses. this is an hour. ♪
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♪ [applause] mr. sanders: thank you! thank you! what a wonderful turnout. thank you so much for coming out. [applause] mr. sanders: let me thank the mayor for his strong support. i appreciate it very much.
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and let me thank the former president of the naacp. the only problem with ben's remarks is i don't know what i'm going to say now. he has said it all. but i will try. what i'm going to try to do tonight is something very radical in american politics. i'm going to tell you the truth. [applause] mr. sanders: here is something about the truth. the truth is not always pleasant, and i wish i could come before you and tell you everything is great, don't worry about anything. but if i told you that, i would be lying to you. so what i have to do as a candidate for president is to be honest with you, because i believe that if we have the courage to look our problems right in the face and if we don't bury them, we can address them, we can resolve them. [applause]
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mr. sanders: so, what are some of the issues that are out there? you all know about them. we've got to bring them up. number one. >> [inaudible] mr. sanders: you know what, i was just going to say that. [applause] mr. sanders: you've got to give me a little bit of time here. you jumped the gun. [laughter] mr. sanders: here is the issue. the gentleman just hit the nail on the head. look, i'm the former chairman of the u.s. senate committee on foreign affairs. i will continue as president to do everything i can to protect the men and women who have put their lines on the line to defend us. [applause] mr. sanders: but as chairman of that committee, i have the honor of meeting a whole lot of veterans from world war ii on to iraq and afghanistan. and you look out at these people, some of them came home without legs or arms. they put their lives on the line
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to defend american democracy, and i worry very much about what is going on in american democracy today. and at the top of my list is the need to overturn this disastrous citizens united supreme court decision. democracy is about a meeting like this where you can come out and you can agree with me, you can disagree with me, you can vote for me, you can vote against me. that's all democracy. what democracy is not about is about billionaires buying elections. >> bernie! bernie! bernie! sen. sanders: in this election it has been estimated that the koch brothers and a few other billionaires -- you know about
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the koch brothers. smart group of people. ok. koch brothers and a few other billionaires will spend approximately $900 million to buy this election for candidates who are going to represent the wealthy and the powerful. when you have -- when you have one family and a few other billionaires spending more money in an election than the entire democratic party or republican party, that is not democracy. that is oligarchy and we are going to stop that. \[cheering] now, when i talk about some of the differences between secretary clinton and myself, this is one of those differences. and i'll tell you why. secretary clinton has a number of super pacs.
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one of her super pacs recently reported that they raised $25 million from special interests, $15 million from wall street alone. now, every candidate in the history of the world, democrat, republican, when they receive huge amounts of money from wall street, or the drug companies, or the fossil fuel industries, what they always say, not going to impact me. and our question is, if it's not going to impact their decisions, why would wall street be spending $15 million? \[cheering] and this is not just hillary clinton. this is all the republican candidates. receiving huge amounts of money. second point with secretary clinton. as some of you know she has given a number of speeches behind closed doors to wall
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street. in fact, she has been paid $225,000 per speech. now, i kind of think if you're going to be paid $225,000 for a speech, it must be a fantastic speech. \[laughter] a brilliant speech which you would want to share with the american people, right? \[cheering] you know, $225,000, extraordinary speech. shakespearean speech. we all look forward to seeing it. all right. second issue that we talk about in this campaign is not just the corrupt campaign finance system. it is a rigged economy.
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now, what do we mean by a rigged economy? what we mean is that for a start, millions of people in the middle class, working people, today are working longer hours for lower wages. ok? is that true? \[cheering] this is despite a huge explosion of technology and an increase in worker productivity. so you're producing more and being paid less. in my state, i'm sure it's true in michigan, we got people working one job, two jobs, three jobs, trying to cobble together enough income and health care to take care of their families. you got mom working. you got dad working. you got kids working. we are working the longest hours of any people in the industrialized world. did you all know that? we work longer. the japanese are very hard-working people. we work longer hours per year than the japanese do.
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and -- i'm going to get to that. in a minute. \[laughter] in a minute. we work the longest hours. and what happens when people work such long hours? marriages suffer. because dad is here. mom's there. there's stress and tension in the family. kids do not get the attention that they deserve. because both parents are working, right? now, at the end of the all of that, 58% of all new income generated today goes to the top 1%. that is what a part of what a rigged economy is about. you work longer hours for low wages. almost all new income and wealth goes to the people on top. let me give you another example of a rigged economy. you know, my republican colleagues, governors, all over the country, they talk about welfare abuse. about all those poor people ripping off the welfare system, right? all right.
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i want to talk to you -- i do want to talk to you about welfare abuse but in a slightly different way than the republicans. i want to tell you which family in america receives more welfare than anybody else? this is a brilliant audience. we're going to win here in michigan. \[cheers and applause] can't believe it. this guy knew what i was going to say. you know the answers to my questions. what do i have to say? all right. here's the story. and this is important to understand. because this is what a rigged economy is about. it turns out that the walton family that owns wal-mart is the wealthiest family in america. i think they have $60 billion or $70 billion in wealth. they're doing pretty good. but they pay their wal-mart workers wages that are so low that many of their employees
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have to go on medicaid, food stamps, or subsidized housing, right? who do you think pays for the food stamps, medicaid -- you do. so on behalf of the walton family, i want to thank you very much. you are very nice people to help subsidize -- they're very grateful for this. but the truth is that now is the time for the walton family, the richest family in america, to get off of welfare, pay their workers a living wage. \[cheering] third part of what we're talking about in this campaign, and
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talked about it eloquently, one of the great experts in this country about it, is a broken criminal justice system. now, what this campaign is about, most importantly, is demanding that the american people not think small but start thinking outside of the box, outside of the status quo. outside of what television wants you to believe are your options. you know, the corporate media that go on 24 hours a day, seven days a week, they talk about everything except the issues most important to the american people. and here's one of those issues. we have to ask ourselves why in america, the wealthiest country in the history of the world, why do we have more people in jail than any other country on earth?
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and the people in jail are disproportionately african-american, latino, native americans. we have right now youth unemployment that is off the charts. we don't talk about it much. but i want you to know we did a study on this, and economists did a study for me, for kids between 17 and 20, they're white, real unemployment, 33%. latino 36%. african-american 51%. if anyone in this room, if anyone here tonight does not see the connection between this outrageously high rate of youth unemployment and the fact that we have so many people in jail, you're missing something very important. so here is -- here is a radical idea. are you ready for a radical idea? \[cheering] together, we are going to invest
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in jobs and education, not jails or incarceration. \[cheering] >> bernie! bernie! bernie! bernie! bernie! bernie! bernie! sen. sanders: let me also talk about other aspects of a broken criminal justice system. and go to my website, we go to the issue at great length. but i want to mention other points. it turns out the so-called war on drugs has failed and has resulted in millions and millions of people over a 30-year period getting criminal records and a whole lot of people ending up in jail with their lives ruined. right now, right now, under the federal controlled substance act, marijuana is listed as a schedule one drug alongside of
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heroin. you know, scientists are arguing, you know, the pluses and minuses of marijuana. but nobody believes that marijuana is equivalent to heroin. so what we have proposed, and i've introduced legislation to do this, is to take marijuana out of the federal controlled substance act. \[cheers and applause] and our federalist type society, states can do -- legalize it or not if they want to but it should not be a federal crime. and here is the racial aspect of that. it turns out that according to studies, the white community and the black community do marijuana
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at about equal rates. but blacks end up being arrested four times more than whites for possession of marijuana. and when we talk about reforming the criminal justice system, it means police department reform as well. i am a former mayor, burlington, vermont, and i work very closely with the police. the vast majority of police officers in this country are honest, hard-working, and they have an enormously difficult job. \[cheering] but when a police officer like any other public official breaks the law, that officer must be held accountable.
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we have got to demilitarize local police departments around the country. we have got to make police departments look like the diversity of the communities they are serving. we have got to do away with minimal sentencing so that we give judges more discretion on how to propose sentences. let me tell you something else. in my state of vermont, new hampshire is right next to us, and i know across this country, we have a major, major crisis in opiate addiction and in heroin addiction. in a small state like new hampshire, they're losing one person per day from heroin
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overdose. what we have got to do is begin addressing this epidemic as a health issue, not a criminal issue. and what that means is we have to greatly expand mental health facilities all over this country. \[cheering] when people need treatment, they should be able to get it. not have to wait two months to get in the door. now, let me take a moment to discuss some other disagreements between myself and secretary clinton. i mentioned that we raise money in very different ways. when i began this campaign, we had to make a decision.
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unfortunately, in the real world, it takes hundreds of millions of dollars to run for president of the united states. maybe even more than that. maybe over $1 billion. that's a huge amount of money. yuge. i know. i can't use the word yuge anymore. \[laughter] always brings forth a response. but it's a lot of money. but we have to make this decision. how are we going to raise this money? virtually all candidates do it the way secretary clinton does it. you have a super pac and go to wall street and pour millions of dollars in our campaigns. thank you very much. we chose to do it a different way and went to the working class of this country and say if you want real change in this country and want a candidate who's going to stand up to the billionaires and wall street, we need your help. and this is what's happened over the last 10 months. in a million years, when i began this campaign, i never, ever, would have predicted this could happen.
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but it's happened -- we have -- thank you. what has -- >> bernie! sen. sanders: what has happened, this is revolutionary, when i speak about a political revolution we've already accomplished this. we have received almost five million individual contributions. anybody -- anybody here know if the average contribution is? $27. and this is revolutionary. so instead of having a campaign dependent on the drug companies and wall street and the fossil fuel industry and billionaires, we are depending on the working families of america and i appreciate that.
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to paraphrase abraham lincoln at gettysburg, this is a campaign of the people, by the people, and for the people. but the differences that i have with secretary clinton, go beyond how we raise money. there is an enormously important issue and the media doesn't deal with it at all. too important to be dealt with by the media. and that is the issue of trade. now, i know -- i know trade is not a sexy issue. it is not. i know that. media pays no attention to it at all. but here is what it amounts to. 30 or 40 years ago this country began entering into what i considered then disastrous trade agreements, written by corporate
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america and the bigger money interests. what these agreements were about, that's called nafta and permanent normal trade relations with china and the colombian trade agreement and korean free trade agreement. all these free trade agreements were based on a certain basic premise and that premise from corporate america was the following -- why would they want to pay workers in michigan or illinois or ohio or vermont $25, $30 an hour, a living wage, a middle class wage, why would they want to negotiate with unions? why would they want to obey environmental laws when they can shut down in america, move to mexico, move to china, and exploit poor people all over the world? anybody who has a brain knew what these trade agreements were about and in the 1990's i was on the picket line with trade
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unionists in opposition. \[cheering] while all of the fears that many of us had in opposing these agreements turned out to be true. since 2001, 60,000 factories in america have shut down. not all of it attributable to trade. but a lot of it. and regions, like the midwest, michigan, ohio, illinois, have been particularly hard hit. you have lost tens and tens of thousands of decent-paying jobs. corporations shut down, moved to china, moved to mexico. i voted, help lead the opposition against every one of these disastrous trade agreements. \[cheers and applause]
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secretary clinton voted for virtually all of them. now, there's another issue out there that distinguishes ourselves. and that is everybody here knows that foreign policy is a huge -- here we go again. >> yuge! sen. sanders: is a very important part of what a president does. ok? and the reason for it is these are life and death issues. now, in 2002, when i was vermont's congressman, i listened very carefully to what president bush and vice president cheney and don rumsfeld -- yeah. you got it. anyhow, they told us that the reason why we have to invade iraq and etc. listen carefully. because i knew that the decisions that congress reached
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would result in some people in my own state not coming back alive. i listened very carefully. and i ended up not believing what they said. i voted against the war in iraq. \[cheering] >> bernie! bernie! bernie! bernie! bernie! bernie! bernie! bernie! bernie! bernie! bernie! bernie! bernie! bernie! sen. sanders: secretary clinton was in the senate and heard the same information that i did. i was in the house. she voted for the war. and that war is -- as all of you know turned out to be one of the worst foreign policy disasters in the modern history of america.
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now, in addition, in the last debate that i had with secretary clinton, she said something that really kind of blew me away. she said that henry kissinger thought that she did a very good job -- can't believe -- you -- you know who henry kissinger is, right? and why one would look for approval from one of the worst, most destructive secretaries of state in the history of this country, i don't understand. \[applause] i do not want henry kissinger's approval. when that day comes -- when that day comes, i know that i'll be doing something very wrong. now, the reason that our campaign is doing as well as it is, and we've come a long, long way, we started at 3% in the polls. and now we're closing in, some national polls actually have had us ahead. \[cheering]
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>> bernie! bernie! bernie! bernie! sen. sanders: the reason that we are doing so well nationally and why i think we are going to win here in michigan -- \[cheering] is because we are doing our best to listen to the people, not just wealthy campaigns contributors. we are listening to workers all over this country who tell me they cannot make it on $8 or $9 an hour. >> what about the flint water crisis? sen. sanders: and that is why we are going to fight to end this absurd $7.25 minimum wage. and why -- why we are going good.
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you got it. why we're going to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour over the next few years. \[cheering] and we are listening to senior citizens. you don't read about this in the media also. but all over this country, you got seniors and disabled veterans, 70, 80, 90 years of age trying to get by on $11,000 or $12,000 a year social security. and you know what? nobody can get by on $11,000 or $12,000 a year social security. our great nation is judged not by how many millionaires and billionaires it has but by how it treats the most vulnerable among us. \[applause]
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and the truth is, we do not treat our seniors particularly well. now, my republican colleagues, if you can believe -- it really is hard to believe -- they want to cut social security benefits. well, i've got some bad news for them. not only are we not going to cut those benefits. we're going to raise social security benefits! \[cheering] we are listening to the veterans of this country who put their lives on the line to defend us. and they are telling us they want the health care and other benefits that they were promised. and we are going to give that to them. throughout this campaign, in state after state, we have been
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listening to young people. and what -- \[cheering] and what young people are telling me is why do we have to leave college $50,000, $70,000 in debt? how many people here have student debt? ok. and i've talked to people, i talked to the guy in iowa. had to drop out of college $60,000 in debt after two years. a woman in burlington, vermont, became a doctor. and for becoming a doctor she ended up $300,000 in debt.
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a dentist in iowa, $400,000 in debt. a guy in nevada has been paying off his student debt for 25 years. more -- more in debt today than he was when he took out that loan. now, what we have got to understand, and we got to think outside of the box. everybody here knows that education and learning is inherent in being a human being. right? \[cheers and applause] clearly the goal of america is to make sure that all of our people get all of the education that they need and they want. that's not a radical idea. we should not be punishing people for getting an education. we should be rewarding them. \[applause] and that is why i've introduced legislation and will make happen as president to do three things.
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number one, in the year 2016, public education cannot just consist of first grade through 12th grade. that was a great idea historically. the world has changed. today, today, in many respects, a college degree is the equivalent of what high school degree was 50 years ago. you know, 50 years ago, somebody had a high school degree, they were doing really well. go out and get a great job. that is not the case today. that is why i believe that we have got to make public colleges and universities, tuition, free. \[cheers and applause] >> bernie! bernie! bernie! bernie! bernie! bernie! bernie! bernie! sen. sanders: number two. number two. young people and people not so young should not be forced.
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paying off student that for decades. [cheers] when that happens, literally people cannot buy a car, a home, they can get married, they can have kids. that is crazy stuff. what we have proposed is allowed those with student debt to refinance at the lowest interest rates they can find, substantially reducing student debt. now my critics say, that is a nice idea, you're giving away all of this free stuff. how are you going to pay for it? i will tell you how we are going to pay for it. here is thinking outside of the box. when wall street, through their greed and recklessness in illegal behavior helped destroy
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our economy, congress bailed them out. [boos] i believe right now we should impose a tax on wall street speculation. [cheers] which brings in more than enough income to make public colleges and universities tuition free and substantially reduce student debt. [cheers] [applause] sen. sanders: this campaign is listening to women. [cheers] what women are telling me all over this country is, why should
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i be working in office across the room from some guy doing the same work at that guy, and i am making $.79 on a dollar? [cheers] that gap is even wider for african-american women. [cheers] is why i know that every man in this room will stand with the women in the fight for pay equity. [cheers] this campaign is listening to young couples with little babies. >> babies for bernie!
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sen. sanders: every psychologist knows the most important years of human development is 0 through 4. is that right? if that is the case, why should
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it be that working couples all over this country are finding it extremely difficult to find quality, affordable childcare? [cheers] we can create hundreds of thousands of good paying jobs by making short that our kids have well-educated, well-trained, taking care of the littlest and youngest amongst us. [cheers] and this campaign is listening to our latino brothers and sisters. [cheers] and they are saying they are tired of living in fear. and they want to see, as i do, comprehensive immigration reform and a path towards citizenship. [cheers] sen. sanders: in america today, a whole lot of people who are very very angry. and they have a right to be angry. but what we have to understand is that we take out our anger on those people who are responsible for the problems, not scapegoat minorities. [cheers]
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people are angry because they work longer hours for lower wages, and were eternally about their kids. -- and worry terribly about their kids. they are seeing almost all new income treated in america go to those at the top. people are angry because in america today, the top 1/10th of 1% owns almost as much wealth as the bottom 90%. [boos] people are angry because the 20 wealthiest people in this country own more wealth than the bottom 90%. [boos] what we have got to do together, as we address this rigged economy, is create an economy that works for all of us, not just the 1%. [cheers]
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a few weeks ago, i visited privately some parents of flint, michigan. [cheers] then later, we had a public town meeting in flint. but i sat behind closed doors talking to people, including a mother who has a nine-year-old daughter, who until several years ago was a vivacious outgoing, bright girl that did well in school. today, that girl is in special education because of the impact of lead poisoning on her intellectual mind. [yelling]
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when you are a senator, you meet with all kinds of people in here call kinds of -- and hear all kinds of pain. i don't think i have ever left a room as shattered as i was listening to the pain of what was going on in flint. and realy, what i felt, because i could not believe that i was listening to people who were living in the united states of america in the year 2016. this sounded like people in a third world country. what we are going to do -- number one, when you have that kind of dereliction in duty, i think the governor should do the right thing and resign. [cheers]
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[applause] [cheers] sen. sanders: i believe that if the local government does not have the resources, if the state government does not have the willingness, then of the federal government has to step in and make flint, michigan right. [cheers] but when we talk about flint, while flint may be the worst example of the collapsing infrastructure, it is not the only example. here's the truth. the truth is that all over this country, we have water systems that are failing. wastewater plants.
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in my state, many of the bridges are in massive need of repair. roads falling apart. real systems way behind other countries -- rail systems way behind other countries, airports, levies and stands. that is why we should rebuild our crumbly. infrastructure [cheers] and when we invest $1 trillion in our water systems and our roads and bridges, we can create up to 13 million good paying jobs. [cheers] once again, i am being attacked. "bernie, $1 trillion, how are you going to pay for it?" right now, you have major corporations in this country making billions of dollars in profit, stashing their profits in the cayman islands.
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[boos] and other tax havens. in a given year, not paying a nickel in federal income tax. together we are losing is nation about $100 billion every year. we're going to end that outrageous loophole. they are going to pay their taxes, use that money, rebuild our infrastructure. [cheers] now republican candidates for president, governor, senate, house, they go around the country and they tell us much they believe in family values. [laughter] i want everyone to understand what they mean by family values. what they mean is that no woman in this room, in the state, in
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this country should have the right to control her own body. [cheers] what they mean by family values is that our gay brothers and sisters should not be able to be married. i disagree. [cheers] my wife and i have been married 27 years. we have four kids and a seven beautiful grandchildren. [cheers] we believe in family values, but they are not republican family values. [cheers] when i talk about family values, i talk about ending the international embarrassment of the u.s. being the only major country on earth without paid family and medical leave. [cheers] there is legislation in congress
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that i want to see passed. 3 months paid family and medical leave. [cheers] i am a member of the u.s. senate committee on the environment and the committee on energy. [cheers] i have talked to scientists all over the country and all over the world. let me simply tell you the truth. climate change is real-- [cheers] climate change is caused by human activity. climate change is already doing devastating harm in our country today and around the world. here's also what the scientist tell us.
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if we do not get our act together very quickly, this planet, our only planet, will be between 5-10 degrees current temperature warmer by the end of the century. that means more drought, more floods, more extreme weather disturbances, more rising sea levels, flooding coastal regions. more acidification of the ocean and more international conflict as people fight over limited natural resources. we have a moral responsibility to leave this planet in a way that is healthy and habitable for our kids and grandchildren. [cheers] and that is why i believe we have got to work with china, russia, india, countries all
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over the world and have the courage to take on the fossil fuel industry and transport our energy system. [cheers] one of the issues that the media does not talk about at all is the fact -- and it really is an embarrassment -- i have conservative friends, i disagree, they believe what they believe. but in this issue of climate change, you do not have, have not had one republican candidate for president prepared to listen to the scientists. [boos] and this is really scary stuff. you can't do public policy unless it is based on science. [cheers] and this really is, the whole
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world looks at us and thinks, what is going on here? [laughter] as all of you know, donald trump is the greatest of everything. [boos] everything he does is great and big and extraordinary. among his many other attributes, he is one of the world's great scientists. [laughter] he's a modest guy. he did not want to share that. donald trump concluded that climate change is a hoax perpetrated by the chinese. [boos] the fact-- >> dump the trump! sen. sanders: trust me, we will.
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i'm not shocked that he thinks it's a hoax, virtually all republicans do. but it was perpetrated by the chinese, because i thought it would be perpetrated by the mexicans or muslims, or anybody else. but bottom line here, we are going to transform our energy system away from fossil fuels. [cheers] and when we think big, we also have to address another issue. i'm criticized for this, and that is fine. every major country on earth, the united kingdom, france, germany, holland, italy, canada, scandinavia -- every single country on earth provides health care to all of its citizens. [cheers]
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in fact, there is just one major country that does not guarantee health care to all people. you are living in it. [boos] the affordable care act, in my view, has done some very important things. we have done away with this obscenity: pre-existing conditions. [cheers] we have expanded health insurance to more than 17 million people. [cheers] and we have ended discrimination in terms of premium costs for women, who were being charged more than men. [cheers] but today, despite the gains of the aca, 29 million americans still have no health insurance.
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many of you are underinsured with high deductibles and copayments. all of you, and every american is paying the highest prices in the world for prescription drugs. [boos] because we are being ripped off by an extremely greedy pharmaceutical industry. [cheers] and then to add insult to injury, we end up paying far more per capita for health care than the people of any other country on earth. we spent almost three times more than british, 50% more than the french. that is why i believe, and i have been criticized for saying it, so let me say it again -- i believe that health care is a right for all people. [cheers] [chanting "bernie"]
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sen. sanders: that is why i will do my best to move this country to a medicare for all health care program. [cheers] one of the arguments being waged against me, bernie is a nice guy, but he just can't win. [boos] one of the arguments is that bernie can't win. [yelling] sen. sanders: okay, we need a medic. somebody, thank you.
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let's get a medic out there, take a break for a second. we have medics here? we have trained personnel here. let's get some help for that person. let's keep it down for a minute, so they can get some help. [applause] you okay? [cheers] we're alright? okay. [applause] the person okay? [cheers] i just wanted to say this about
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electability. polls go up and down. buddha most all of the national polls and staples that have put me up against -- most of the state and national polls that have put me up against donald trump has me winning big. [cheers] a recent cnn poll had us up by 12 points. [cheers] but more importantly, more important than polls, i will tell you why together we will be trump. we will beat trump because the american people do not want a president who insults mexicans-- [cheers] -- and all of latin america, who are our closest neighbors. the american people do not want a president who insults muslims.
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[cheers] the american people do not want a president who insults women. [cheers] or a president who insults african-americans. [cheers] please do not forget that trump was one of the leaders of the so-called birther movement, trying to delegitimize the president of the united states. [boos] i always have found it interesting that they went after president obama because his father was born in kenya.
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my father was born in poland. nobody asked me for my birth certificate. [cheers] maybe it just has some to do with this color of my skin, i don't know. we will defeat donald trump because the american people know that togetherness, standing together trumps divisiveness. [cheers] the american people know that community, helping each other, trumps selfishness. [cheers] and most importantly, the american people know, and every religion teaches us this -- that
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love trumps hatred. [cheers] [chanting] on tuesday, michigan has an enormously important primary. if we will win that primary, if the voter turnout is high, let's make it a high turnout. thank you all. [cheers] [chanting] ♪ >> during campaign 2016, c-span
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takes you on the road to the white house. as we follow the candidates on c-span, c-span radio, and >> here on c-span, washington journal is next. at 10:00, newsmakers with democratic senator patrick leahy from vermont. later, a memorial service for the late supreme court justice antonin scalia a. journal, awashington look at the campaign strategies of hillary clinton and bernie sanders and the issues that are most important to progressives this election cycle. so we carpenter joins us. zod carpenter joins us. and then james thurber joins us to examine the polarization of
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