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tv   Campaign 2020 Mike Bloomberg in Salt Lake City  CSPAN  February 23, 2020 12:58am-1:19am EST

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tuesday with more than 1300 delegates at stake with a total of 15 states and one territory participating, including the delicate rich states of california, north carolina, texas and virginia. march 10th, six more states hold primaries, idaho, michigan, mississippi, missouri, north dakota and washington, with a total of 416 delegates up for grabs. c-span, your unfiltered view of government. created by cable in 1979 and brought to you today by your television provider. democratic presidential candidate mike bloomberg held a campaign rally in salt lake city on thursday. it was his first major campaign event since his appearance in the 10th democratic primary debate in las vegas.
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wow, what a crowd, and thanks, lauren for that introduction. and thank you, all of you, for being here. our public lands are sacred heritage, integral to our way of life and utah's vibrancy. [applause] we must protect and steward these lands for our children and future generations. the current administration is like a fox watching a henhouse. it says it is protecting our public lands, air, and water, but instead it is feasting on them for the short-term benefit for a few powerful interests. we need to make that stop. [applause] peter: the trump administration is gutting our nation's most important environmental protections and climate change
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policies at increasing speeds. my blood boils when i think about what happens to these ante,and staircase escal and bears ears. landscapes with thoughtful protection which has been eviscerated with mineral development dominating all other values. we need a president who will reverse these legacy policies of a bygone era, embrace the future, unite the country, and defeat donald trump. [applause] peter: mike bloomberg will get the job done. mike believes our public stewardship of public lands, water, and the air we breathe is not only worth continuing but it is integral to climate change arresting policies. i am supporting mike bloomberg because he has been helping make
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the world greener, cleaner, and better for many decades. and he has done this work before. [applause] i was born and raised in and just outside of new york city, and i can tell you mike was an absolutely tremendous mayor of new york. [applause] in new york, he cut emissions 13%, making it the cleanest it had been in 50 years and he added 850 acres of parkland to the city. [applause] at the end of 2013, 76% of all new yorkers lived within a 10-minute walk of a park or playground. unlike the president, mike bloomberg believes in climate change and has been attacking it for years. [applause]
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peter: unlike the president, mike trusts facts. [applause and cheers] peter: he believes in science and he puts the health of our country first. we need a leader who will look reality in the eye and fight for our land, water, air and a vibrant, healthy, and prosperous future for all of us. mike bloomberg is that leader. [applause and cheers] without further delay, it is my pleasure to introduce to you the next president of the united states, mike bloomberg. [applause and cheers]
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michael: hello. hello. [applause and cheers] michael: thank you. thank you. it is great to be back in utah. every time i come here, i look at the mountains and the valley and the salt lake and think, this is the place. [applause] michael: i have a question for all of you and i mean no offense, but let's say brigham young showed up today. the question is, will he settle
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in salt lake city, or given the construction on i 15, he calls sandy his home instead? thank you for that kind introduction. i would want to say peter gave a great introduction. he read it just the way i wrote it. it was perfect. we have a lot in common. he is a champion for the environment and protecting the places that make this state and country so special. peter, thanks for being a leader and an ally in the fight. we owe you a great round of applause. [applause] michael: i also want to thank lauren and the team for helping us to win on super tuesday. [applause] as war said, i was here in salt lake last month. we had a great event, but the energy is even greater today. and just like last night at the debate, except the other people on the stage are actually happy to see me now, now i know what it is like to be a utah fan and -- in provo during the holy war. how was your night last night?
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look, the real winner of the debate last night was donald trump. because i worry that we may very well be on the way to nominating somebody who cannot win in november. if we choose a candidate who appeals to a small base like senator sanders, it will be a fatal error. we need democrats and independents and republicans to win. that was the coalition that propelled democrats to success in the midterms and what we need to win in november. that won't happen with pie-in-the-sky promises and proposals that will bankrupt the country. voters want leadership. they don't want handwaving and finger-pointing. they want common sense ideas that can become real policy. this election is just too important, the stakes are too high, and we can't afford to get
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it wrong. we are here today -- thank you, yes. [applause and cheers] katie: -- michael: we are here today because we are building a campaign we think will compete everywhere. we believe no state is too red for the democratic party. no voter is too liberal or two -- too conservative to make donald trump a one term president, and that includes fighting for the six electoral votes in utah. ben mcadams proved a democrat can win a congressional seat here. mitt romney proved that trump fever gripping the republican party can break here, and in november -- [applause] michael: and in november, we are going to prove a democratic candidate for president can win here statewide. [applause and cheers]
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but we are not going to compete just in utah. we are going to compete in blue states and purple states and red states all across this country, and we are going to win and finally start putting this country back together. [applause and cheers] but to do that, we need to nominate someone who can build a broad coalition and attract voters from all across the spectrum, and that is why i'm running for president, because this is not an election where he can just roll the dice. let me be clear. i am running to defeat donald trump. [applause and cheers] and i am running to restore , and to our government build a country that we are proud of, and to start getting things done. [applause] and to start putting
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the united back in the united states of america. [applause and cheers] now, this is a national emergency. we might not recover from four more years of trump. the stakes couldn't be higher the way to defeat trump is by appealing to the broadest coalition, americans of all backgrounds and parties, to stand shoulder to shoulder. the way to defeat trump is with workable, sensible solutions to our biggest problems. we all know trump is a bully. but i am a new yorker and i know how to deal with bullies. i did it all the time. [applause and cheers] michael: i'm not afraid of trump, and he knows it and he sees our poll numbers and he is scared. that is why he tweets about me all the time. if he didn't care, he wouldn't do it. he knows we have a record and the resources to beat him. if he keeps tweeting, he thinks
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i'm going to go away? wrong, donald. i'm going to stay more than you ever dreamed of. [applause and cheers] back in 2016, i spoke at the dnc commission and i warned donald -- convention and i warned donald trump was not fit to be the president to have that office. and in 2018, i worked to help hold him accountable by flipping 21 house seats and making if the -- nancy pelosi the speaker. that is what started the impeachment process. [applause] michael: but since the republican senate didn't have the courage to remove the president from office, it is up to us to do that this november. [applause and cheers] michael: i am running a campaign for change, sanity, honesty, inclusion, compassion and for human decency.
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[applause and cheers] michael: our campaign has been getting a great response all over america and we know the trump strategy. we have been watching him, attack democrats, make their plans look unrealistic and and affordable and undoable, but -- unaffordable, and undoable, but that will not do against me because i offer a record of getting things done, common sense plans that are achievable. that is what voters want. we need a nominee who can deliver it. but that is not all we need. let's face it. donald trump is the world's biggest schoolyard bully with no respect for civility, decency, or facts or honesty. and our party needs a candidate who can go toe to toe with him and take the fight to him. thank you. just think about the past few weeks.
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the president has been busy insulting the democratic candidates. he does that a lot. when you can't defend your record on health care or wages or the environment, you resort to insults. it is like a young kid. donald trump's insults don't bother me and you can rest assured i will never run away from a fight. [applause and cheers] and he is not going to bully me and i won't let him bully you either. [applause] michael: i have been pretty blessed and there is nothing trump can do or say that will hurt me, but he has hurt a lot of other people and that is why i am running, to stand up for every american who has lost their job or lost their insurance or couldn't pay their college tuition. my whole career has been as a doer, and i believe we need less talk, less partisanship, less tweeting. in fact, i will make you a
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commitment. i do this at all of these speeches. when i am president, no tweeting from the oval office ever again. [applause and cheers] michael: i should point out it is easy for me to say that since i can't spell. but neither can donald. [laughter] michael: even though donald and i are both from new york, the truth is we could not be more different. as the, i bill myself untrump. he breaks promises, i keep them. he divides people and i unite them. he is a climate denier, i am an engineer. i actually believe in science. imagine that. [applause] michael: he tweets, i follow facts. he doesn't respect data and i tell the truth. he looks out for people who inherited their wealth like him, while i am a self made person.
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i will raise the estate tax and raise the revenue start fighting income inequality. [applause and cheers] michael: you have all heard the slogan mike will get it done, and if you haven't, i have wasted an awful lot of money here. [laughter] michael: let me tell you what it is. it means winning this november and sending donald trump back to mar-a-lago permanently. [applause and cheers] michael: but that is just the beginning because it means providing health insurance to every american who lacks in and lowering costs to everyone else. we can do it without a massive tax hike on the middle class. and forcing people to give up their private insurers. we can do it by building on obamacare and bringing down drug prices. [applause] michael: getting it done means passing common sense gun safety laws that protect our children and community.
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[applause] michael: getting it done means making america a global leader in the fight against climate change. [applause] michael: getting it done means creating good jobs with higher wages. getting it done means addressing discrimination and inequality. getting it done means finally fixing our broken immigration system and making a path to citizenship for 11 million people living in the shadows, and getting it done means protecting a woman's right to choose and appointing judges who will defend that right. it won't be easy, but i know we can do it because unlike other candidates, i don't just talk. i have a record of reaching across the aisle and getting it done. let me give you examples. other candidates talk about raising teachers' salaries.
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as mayor, i raised them in new york 43%. [applause] michael: you want good teachers, you got to pay them. same thing for cops and your firefighters, your sanitation workers. they have jobs and they want to be paid and do a good job and be a part of the city, and that is what happens. you talk about improving public schools. i raised graduation rates by more than 40%. [applause] you talk about improving health care. in new york, i cut the number of uninsured by 40% and improved care for others and babies and raised life expectancy by three years. i'm just telling you, if you have friends you love dearly and want them to stay around, move them to new york and on average -- i can't guarantee everyone will but they will. -- but if you send enough
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friends, they will. others talk about fighting climate change could i cut new york's carbon footprint by 30% and removed polluting coal-fired -- polluting coal-fired power 300 plants across this country. greener jobs and a greener planet, we can get it done together. also, talk about stopping gun violence. in new york city, we cut murders by 50% and created a gun safety group with 6 million members. it is working to pass common sense gun laws in states across this country. [applause] michael: let me be clear. let me make it clear. my fellow democrats are all good people and if one of them wins, god forbid, i will support her or him because this election is too important to have our party divided like we saw in 2016. i offer a different choice and a different kind of leadership.
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whole careerd my in politics and i don't just go out and make speeches. teams and i nurture good ideas and i hold myself accountable for results. like i said, i am the untump. that is how i run my business and that is how i ran new york city. if you think about it, i was elected seven weeks after the devastating terrorist attacks of 9/11. our economy was in tatters. there was smoke coming out. our economy was in recession. bet i brought people together in the city and we created nearly 500,000 new jobs, -- nearly 5000 new jobs, affordable housing, reduced homelessness 28% and we built new york city stronger than ever. we can do this across this country. anybody that needs something, we can get it done. [applause and cheers]
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michael: over the past two decades i have taken on the toughest fights and i have won. i beat to donald trump on gun safety and coal pollution. i am ready to do it again. i can't do it alone. i need your help and support, and i need your vote. the work doesn't just stop there. we need supporters to knock on doors and make phone calls. if you want quality health insurance for everyone, if you want to combat inequality with fair taxes and better jobs, if you want to support my commitment to quality like education no matter what zip code you live in, if you share my belief in opportunity for all and not just a few, if you are ready to protect and defend the constitution of the united states of america, and if you are ready to clean out the oval office and get things done,
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well, welcome to bloomberg 2020. thank you. [applause and cheers] >> earlier tonight, democratic presidential candidate senator bernie sanders spoke to supporters in san antonio, texas after he was projected as the winner in the nevada caucuses. for theirnevada support and urges others to vote for him on super tuesday. [applause and cheers]


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