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threaten to change libel laws if elected. it's not just journalists who should be wincing and cringing. in this game, during these times, perhaps now more than ever, we need good referees. that wraps up this hour, i'm craig melvin. tamron hall joins me now. >> craig, thank you very much. right now on msnbc, brand new early voting numbers are just in from the battleground states. and 33 million americans have voted so far. we've just got those numbers in and we'll dig deeper into them and president obama set to rally for hillary clinton this hour in florida. a state he won twice, of course. a slew of new polls bringing good news for the clinton campaign but the nbc political team says clinton's path to 270 is not completely in the clear right now. melania's moment five days before the e lenlectionelection trump's wife campaigning for her
first campaign speech since that now infamous convention speech she gave in ohio. she will speak at a philadelphia suburb, of course, another battleground state. this is donald trump strangely gives himself advice aloud. here's the moment. >> all right, stay on point, donald. stay on point. no side tracks, donald, nice and easy. >> is he keeping his own advice? and this morning, chicago celebrates, wow, the historic world series win over cleveland. a 108 year drought over. cubs fans called it the best world series game ever and i think most baseball fans would agree with that. live in chicago this hour. i'm tamron hall live from our nbc headquarters in new york. five days to go in the presidential race in the final stretch. here's the state of the race for you right now.
we just got those new numbers in early voting. nearly 33 million votes cast so far. that's nationwide. more than 15 million of those votes cast in a dozen battleground states. we also have new polling numbers out. hillary clinton holds a 2 point lead. that's in today's "washington post" abc news tracking poll yesterday. that same poll showed the race tied. two days ago, the same poll said donald trump was ahead by one point and in "the new york times," the cbs news poll out this morning, secretary clinton has a 3 point lead nationally but things are tighter in two new state polls. it's now dead heat in colorado. hillary clinton and donald trump tied at 39%. the new poll from new hampshire shows trump now with a single point lead in the granite state. trying to reach millions of people during the world series. duelling while america watched the cubs and cleveland go head
to head. here's the trail today. in jacksonville, florida, he heads to north carolina while his running mate, mike pence, hits three states. iowa, michigan, pennsylvania. hillary clinton will spend today in north carolina and her running mate, tim kaine, well, he's in arizona. and an army of surrogates also out. president obama holding two rallies in florida. bernie sanders in ohio. then joint secretary clinton at a rally in north carolina. bill clinton and making a rare campaign appearance in the suburb of philadelphia. ivanka trump is in new hampshire, eric trump is in wisconsin. our nbc correspondents are fanned out across the country. let's get it started here. the headlines this morning from the clinton campaign. momentum in arizona. secretary clinton drawing her biggest crowd of this campaign season. they're saying an estimated 15,000 people at the rally in
tempe, arizona. it was her first general election visit to that red state where polls are showing an extremely close race. >> arizona has only voted for a democrat for president once since 1948. and that was my husband in 1996. so for the first time, we have a real chance to turn this state blue again. >> top aide huma abedin still slate to appear in a fundraiser tonight in washington for the clinton campaign. it will be her first public appearance since the fbi's announcement last friday but looking into her estranged husband anthony weiner's e-mails on the computer. kasie hunt from winterville, north carolina. secretary clinton holds the first two of rallies. nbc is calling a toss-up. what seems to be the strategy
right now? is it hold the line or try to expand where you can? what are you seeing there? >> reporter: it's a beautiful fall day here in winterville, north carolina, and this event is all about trying to turn out african-american voters to the polls. that is, if you look at her schedule today, it is a map of her strategy in north carolina and it is twofold. it is getting as many african-americans out there as they can and it is trying to get as many college educated white voters in the raleigh/durham research triangle as well and both here in winterville, an african-american community college and then going to be in raleigh-durham later today. if anything makes democrats nervous about this state, it's that right now african-american turnout in the early vote is lower than it was at this point in 2012. and of course, you'll remember mitt romney won the state in 2012. very narrowly over barack obama
who, of course, had won north carolina in 2008. so they do need to make sure that the turnout numbers are where they need to be and if they can keep this state out of donald trump's hands, that just does that much more to cement her path to 270 electoral college votes. they have been, i will say, receiving information over the course of the last 24-48 hours that makes people, democrats, a little bit more nervous about what trump might be able to pull off on election night. there's some new polling in new hampshire that shows that state a little bit closer. florida, of course, very close and reality is, there's still the fundamentals very good for them. but it's looking a little bit more challenging this week than it did a week ago. i think arizona, that trip is probably going to be her last day playing offense. the rest of it is trying to shore up the blue states. they did get a quick minute though. hillary clinton held for 45
minutes after her arizona event to watch the cubs win the world series. a lifelong cubs fan since she grew up there. >> what's interesting as well, this david plouffe tweet that we have, of course, worked with the obama campaign now with uber and other companies but tweeted out this. the abc "washington post" poll suggests race has changed 3 points in two days. it hasn't and it won't. stability not volatility. a very interesting poll from someone who was a part of the team obama who defeated hillary clinton. >> reporter: yeah, and david plouffe has said on the record he thinks there's a 100% chance hillary clinton wins the election. the fundamentals are good for them and some places that donald trump would need to win. take nevada, for example, if he wants to have a path. barring him putting really unexpected states like pennsylvania and michigan into his column, he has to win a
state like nevada and the early vote, democrats are overwhelmingly confident based on the early vote in that state they'll win and that's a switch from a couple of weeks ago when my sources were telling me that trump had a relatively durable 1 or 2 point lead in nevada. >> thank you. in a few minutes, president obama is expected to take the stage in miami for hillary clinton. it's the president's third appearance in florida in three weeks. and yesterday, the president made headlines with his first public comments on fbi director james comey's decision to disclose the discovery of new e-mails that may be related to secretary clinton's use of a private server. >> i've made a very deliberate effort to make sure that i don't look like i'm meddling in what are supposed to be independent processes for making these assessments. i do think that there is a norm
that when there are investigations, we don't operate on innuendo, we don't operate on incomplete information or we don't operate on leaks. >> ron allen joining us live from miami. it's so interesting. yesterday, joe biden in florida said here we go again. florida, florida, florida. it always comes down to florida. the president is there. back in orlando on sunday. he is certainly making that state as well as north carolina a focus for him. >> reporter: may be two of the biggest states and this place is about to explode, tamron. they're standing on edge here for the past, oh, 10 or 15 minutes because word has spread that president obama has arrived. he's been behind stage. he's about to come out of that place over there where it says stronger together, the clinton slogan. arrived from the dignitaries. they've arrived. the press pool arrived and this place is packed.
some 5,000 to 7,000 people here and the president's message is pretty straightforward. it's go out and vote. at some point, campaigning elections are about something. president obama's enormous popularity. this is an institution in florida at the university that is heavily latino, heavily african-american. one of the most minority/majority in the country and young people, millennials, latinos, african-americans, getting out and voting. a particular concern about african-americans rates of voting falling or slipping in the early year in florida or while the latino vote somewhat up. president obama is here, rallying the crowd, telling people as he has all along the way to leave here and go and vote. they're voting places nearby. early voting continues here until sunday and you're right, tamron. he comes back on sunday to orlando.
the i-4 corridor. the crucial part of the state that often decides elections and have what they call a souls to the polls where they target black churches to vote and this place will explode any moment. now headlines from the trump campaign. donald trump is urging voters to get out and vote early with the florida race now too close to call. trying to new strategy to motivate his supporters but telling the audience to pretend that he is slightly behind in the polls. and trump's reminding himself as you heard a few minutes ago to stay on message if he is to win the white house. >> we're going to be nice and cool. nice and cool. stay on point, donald. stay on point. no side tracks, nice and easy. nice and easy. >> nbc's peter alexander traveling with the trump campaign. live on the phone from jacksonville, florida.
let's talk about this strategy of telling his audience, his supporters that he is slightly behind in the polls. he says pretend but the reality is that he is or in many cases in a dead heat. let's no pretending necessary. >> reporter: tamron, good morning to you. we're on board the trump bus en route to the jacksonville equestrian center where donald trump will speak in less than an hour from now. the bottom line for donald trump is that he describes it's a movement but what he needs to do is motivate the the movememovem polls. duval county, a heavily military area and other sites in this area. it's going to be part of his message today. aides telling me he's focusing on the military, on veterans affairs but to give a sense. i was speaking to strategists and a place for florida to manage margins. for democrats to win, they need to run up the margins in orlando, miami. for republicans to win, they
need the big margins in more counties around the state like this one. duval county. george bush won in 2004 and barack obama by a smaller margin in 2008. and 2012. so far, the african-american vote which we talked about and a large population here about 25% have already voted here. it's about 30% of the state that african-americans represent. so that's an important vote that the democrats need. donald trump needs his supporters out as well. it was effectively even yesterday between republicans and democrats. so that's exactly what he's here to do to whip up support among the people behind him. >> we understand senator ted cruz will be his site campaigning with governor mike pence in iowa. that's per a campaign ad.
>> the governor, mike pence, supported ted cruz. although it wasn't the kind of endorsement for ted cruz. now cruz and mike pence and donald trump share a ticket and ted cruz is going to do everything he can. obviously given what happened at the convention, he's in a better position to support mike pence. but the two of them will be together. the hope is that cruz can bring on board lot of those conservatives who may have been dissatisfied with donald trump early on but as we go to the rallies, you meet a lot of people who say, trump all along and many are a cruz person early on but come on board. run up the margins and that's the effort the two of them try to coordinate today. melania trump about to make her first campaign speech since the republican national convention. told george stephanopoulos she would give before election day. an announcement that appeared to
surprise mrs. trump at the time. >> she's going to make two or three speeches. >> oh. >> she's amazing when she speaks. >> nbc's chris jansing in the philadelphia suburb where mrs. trump will speak this afternoon and chris, this is in chester county. philadelphia magazine numbers show president obama lost about 1800 votes in 2012. we know that he won philadelphia suburbs by 500,000 in 2012 but this is an interesting county to target. >> reporter: it is because this is where, as you said, not only did barack obama lose but sort of defied what we've seen in these collar counties, the suburban counties around philadelphia which is that they have been trending more toward democrats and they really want to shore up the vote here. as i walk along the line growing steadily, they've got more than 100 people now and hope to get 2,000 to 3,000 for melania trump and we have a preview of her speech that came up a short time ago. she said she's going to talk
about how my husband has a deep love and respect for this country and all of its people. of course, the reason that hillary clinton has made real strides is some of the things he has said about women and a part of ads running all over philadelphia and throughout pennsylvania. there was a few tense moments earlier here. there was a press conference over here with some democratic women including the national director for women's outreach for the hillary clinton campaign. they were asked politely and firmly to lead as they were talking with local media, which they did. suburban women critical to the trump coalition. they've got to hold the republican women trending away from him. and also though, men, of course, white working class men. they were among the first in line here including a guy who said he voted for a democrat but not this year. take a listen. >> hope and change never came.
and the next seven years, it still never came. you can see it. you go into the inner cities. there's been no chance of success for anyone in the inner cities and i think they're starting to realize that in the minority neighborhoods. >> donald trump is going to be that person that can bring that high level morale back to the u.s. military. i love his one statement. simple. peace through strength. you have a strong military, everything else falls into place. >> we want to take you right now to miami, florida. president obama now speaking at a campaign stop there. joe biden was in florida today. let's listen in. [ cheers ] >> thank you, thank you. well, it is good to be back at florida international
university. that's a good looking crowd here. can everybody please give gabbie a huge round of applause for her great work? i want to thank -- who was screaming there? i want to thank the mayor here. senator bill nelson. i want to thank congresswoman debbie wasserman-schultz. i want to thank your next state senator, debbie mukasewel powell and next congressman joe garcia
and your next united states senator, patrick murphy. florida, we got five more days. five more days. i love you too, but i got - -- i've got some business to do here today, so five more days to decide the future of this country that we love. now, the good news is that you don't have to wait until election day to vote. what does that say up there? i'm sorry, i can't hear you. what does it say up there? i'm still not hearing it. what? vote early.
if you are registered, you can vote right now at any early voting location. in fact, there's one just 10 minutes away at the international mall at the library. go ahead and plug this in your phones if you haven't voted. it is at 10315 northwest street in doral. we're making it simple for you. i am telling you where to go vote after this rally. now, if you are just watching on television, or you're not from around here and you're trying to figure out, where else could i vote? you go to iwillvote.com and it will give you additional locations.
iwillvote.com. if you're voting by mail, don't let that thing just sit on your coffee table or your kitchen counter and then you forget about it. it gets mixed up with some other stuff. send in your ballot right now so it makes it by election day. the point is we got work to do to finish what we started eight years ago. now, i have to say that i've been going to some college campuses and i realize that eight years ago, some of you were 10. says, yeah. that making me feel a little old.
all right. michelle agrees. but for those of you who maybe were a little older and might remember, in 2008, we were living through two long wars. and we were about to enter into the worst economic crisis in the last 80 years. but you know what? because of some hard work, we turned the page. america's not going back. better roads since at least 1968. poverty fell at the fastest rate at least since 1968. we created 15 million new jobs. 20 million people have insurance that didn't have it.
we kicked our addiction to foreign oil. you know, can i just say, i was driving through north carolina yesterday, north carolina in the house. and we passed by a gas station and i don't have to stop usually at the gas station because, you know, the motorcade, they're always full. service is taken care of that, but i noticed gas at $1.99. the reason i make this point is because i think in 2008, they were predicting if obama got elected, gas would be $6. so sometimes, it's useful to check the tape. see what they said before and it
turns out what they said was wrong, so what that means is what they're saying now is probably also wrong. anyway, i just wanted to do that little detour, but in addition to, right, thanks, obama. so kicked our addiction on foreign oil. doubled our production of clean energy. had done more to battle climate change than at any time in history. we're world leaders on that. we brought home more of our men and women in uniform. took out osama bin laden. systemically rolling up isil in iraq. and by the way, back home, we
made sure all 50 states, people have the freedom to marry who they love. there's a reason i got gray hair. i've been busy. and most of all, across these 50 states as i've traveled, what i've seen is the thing that really makes america great. no, it's you. you. i've seen the american people. people of every party, every faith, every race, every region. people who know we're stronger together. young and old folks. men and women. black, white, latino, asian, native american. folks with disabilities, gay, straight folks.
it doesn't matter. all of us pledging allegiance to the red, white, and blue. that's the america i know. that's the america we love. and there's only one candidate in this race who has devoted her life to building up that america. and that is the next president of the united states of america, hillary clinton! now, make no mistake, florida. all the progress we made goes out the window if we don't win this election. so we've got to work our hearts out this week. we've got to work like our future depends on it because it actually depends on it. and listen, especially for the young people out there, i know some of you, this is your first election where you've been
paying attention. you're out there and looking, man, this is really nasty. you know, generally, dc is not so much of a battleground but down here, it's just like every ad is just depressing. and there's negative ads and there's noise and distractions and sometimes, the temptation is to tunise it out and you want t just focus on the cubs winning the world series. which, by the way, even for a white sox fan, is a pretty big deal. because the cubs have been waiting like 108 years. i was watching somebody on television explained the last time the cubs had won, thomas edison was alive and they hadn't invented sliced bread yet.
so you know the expression, that's the greatest thing since sli sliced bread? this is the greatest thing since sliced bread. i want to congratulate the chicago cubs for an amazing season. but it's tempting to want to not really focus on our government and our politics but this election is critical and the good news is once you get past all the noise and all the distractions and all the okey-doke, the choice could not be clearer. because donald trump, don't boo, don't boo. you guys know that. you already knew that. you can't boo. he can't hear you boo but you
can hear you vote. don't boo, vote. donald trump is uniquely unqualified to be president. i'm not joking. you laugh. i'm not joking. he is temperamentally unfit to be commander in chief. here's a guy who says he's a great businessman but it seems like a lot of his businesses built around stiffing small businesses and workers out of what he owes them. work they've done. he thinks it's cute or smart or funny to basically not pay somebody who's done work for them and say, go ahead and sue me because i've got more money than you and you can't do anything about it. it's not fair. here's somebody who for decades has refused to release any tax returns and maybe it's because he's not as rich as he says he
is, but admitted he does not pay federal income taxes for years. not a dime. so he's not helping to support our troops or our veterans or build roads, schools, young people finance a college education because he's not putting anything in. he's taking a lot out. but he says that he's going to be his own foreign policy advisor. he says that's because he's got a good brain. now, i won't comment on his brain but what i can say is anybody who suggests america should torture people or ban entire religions from entering america or insults p.o.w.s or
attacks a gold star mom, don't boo -- >> vote! >> or audiocassettes down about our troops and that's not somebody who's fit to be president. you even have a republican senator saying you cannot afford to give nuclear codes to somebody who erratic and as hillary points out, anybody that you can bait with a tweet is not someone you can trust with nuclear weapons. anybody who is upset about a "saturday night live" skit, you don't want in charge of nuclear weapons. no, i'm serious. this guy like tweets, they should cancel "saturday night live." i don't like how alec baldwin's imitating me.
really? i mean, that's the thing that bothers you and you want to be president of the united states? come on, man. come on. he's got support in florida and the country. he does. if he didn't, i wouldn't have to go around getting everybody to vote. he's got some support. and the most frustrating thing is some of his support is coming from working folks. people say, well, he's going to be our voice. are you serious? this is the guy who spent 70 years, his whole life, born with a silver spoon showing no respect for working people.
he spent a lot of time with celebrities. he spent a lot of time hanging out with the really wealthy folk but you don't see him hanging out with working people. working on his golf. you're going to make this guy champion? come on. somebody who spent his life without ever showing any regard for working folks. but he has insulted minorities and immigrants and muslims and americans with disabilities. that's the voice you want. you want a voice who's bragging about how being famous let's you get away with what would qualify as sexual assault? and calls women pigs and dogs and slobs. and when he pays attention to
women, it's because he's grading them on a scale of 1 to 10. what kind of message are we sending? if that's our voice. i tell you what, we're going to teach our kids, i want to teach all american kids that our diversity is our strength. that in america, it's not about what you look like, but who you are and what you do and what your character is. that women are not just full and equal citizens, they may be a lot more capable of doing what a man can do. but the problem is that he has said so much stuff and our culture and our media has gotten so reality tv-ized. i know that's not a word.
but you get my drift. it's become normal when somebody just says whacky stuff as long as they're famous, we think it's okay. i mean, you hear people justifying it. they're like, well, you know, he may be, it's just locker room talk, or i don't really like what he's saying, but as long as he supports republican policies and he cuts taxes for the wealthy, that's what i care about. saying character doesn't matter. let me tell you something about this office that i've been in for eight years. who you are, what you are does not change after you occupy the oval office. all it does is magnify who you are. all it does is shine a spotlight on who you are.
if you disrespected women before you were in office, you will disrespect women as president. if you accept support of planned sympathizers before you are president, you will accept their support after you're president. if you disrespect the constitution before you're president, and threaten to shut down the press when it says something you don't like, or threaten to throw your opponent in jail in a live presidential debate without any regard for due process, if you discriminate against people of different faiths before you are president, then that is what you will do in office except you will have more power to carry out the twisted notions that you had before you
were in office. so you can't make excuses for this stuff. this isn't a joke. this isn't "survivor." this isn't "the bachelorette." this counts. this has to do with what's going to happen in your family, your community, to soldiers and veterans. safety of our kids. listen. i am a strong democrat, but i tell you what, we aren't born democrats and republicans. we're americans first. and i have good friends who are republicans. and i know they don't think this way about women. they don't think this way about muslims. they don't think this way about immigrants. this is, what they are doing is something different entirely. this is different from what we
have seen before and the good news is that all of you are uniquely qualified to make sure that this uniquely unqualified person does not become president and all you've got to do is make sure you go out there and you vote. and the other good news is you don't just have to vote against this guy because you have a candidate who is actually worthy of your vote. somebody who is smart. somebody who is steady. somebody who is tested. perhaps the most qualified person ever to run for this office. our next president, hillary clinton. this is somebody who dedicated her life to making this country better. think about how she got her start. while donald trump and his developer dads were being sued
for denying housing to african-american families, hillary was going under cover from school to school to make sure minority kids were getting an equal shot at a good education. she has not stopped fighting for justice. fighting for equality ever since. her heart has always been in the right place. works hard every single day. i know she worked hard when she was running against me. i was worn out. she worked hard when she was working for me. she was there in the situation room as my secretary of state making the argument to go out there to get bin laden even when it was risky. circled the globe as secretary of state and earned the respect of world leaders. her efforts weren't always flashy or fully appreciated. which is true for a lot of the work that women do, by the way.
just want to make that observation. she made me a better president. she understands policy. she understands how the world works. she understands that this stuff that we do, the challenges we face aren't abstract. they mean something to real people. she knows that she's got to work hard because you were out there working hard. and by the way, she doesn't whine or complain or blame others or suggest everything is rigged when things aren't going her way. she just works harder or comes back better because she knows no matter how hard things may be for her, there's a lot of people who are having an even tougher time trying to pay the bills or try to find a job and try to finance the college education. so she doesn't have time to whine. she just gets up and does the
work. and she knows the decisions you make as president mean something to that soldier or that veteran or the military families. that a parent is trying to make ends meet. they need a president who cares and knows what they're doing. that a student trying to go to college for the first time needs somebody with an actual plan to help them. that a young person brought to this country as a child has never known another country, is american by every standard except they don't have a piece of paper, she knows they need to have a chance to get back to this country they love. she's got plans that will actually help these people. she's going to be a leader who actually values hard work, respects working americans. and she will be an outstanding commander in chief because she's been in the room when tough decisions were made. you're worried about keeping
america safe, she'll do it because she knows our military and knows our diplomat. she doesn't just talk about it or play one on tv. she's been there. she will be a smart, steady president for the united states. and the one thing i got to remind you is she's not going to do it alone. that's why we've got to have a congress that is also focused on you. patrick murphy. he's got the same values hillary does. unlike his opponent, marco rubio, patrick, don't boo, what are you supposed to do? vote. unlike his opponent, marco rubio, patrick actually shows up to work. he puts you ahead of politics. he doesn't try to defund planned
parenthood. he didn't think that some politician should be making decisions. he said, let women make their own health care decisions. he didn't walk away from florida's latino community when the politics got tough. he kept on. patrick kept on fighting for comprehensive immigration reform and a path way for citizenship. he actually believes in science and as a consequence, believes climate change is a problem for the people of florida and that we should do something about it. patrick murphy brought democrats and republicans together to fund everglades restoration. he has a track record of caring about the environment. as your next senator, he and hillary will help protect this planet for our kids and help make sure that florida is protected against some of the
worst consequences of climate change. this should be a no brainer. and one other big difference between patrick and marco. marco supports donald trump. now keep in mind earlier this year, he called donald a dangerous con artist. he said that donald trump has spent a career sticking it to working people. and then he tweeted, this is marco rubio, he tweeted, friends, don't let friends vote for con artists. so guess who just voted for donald trump a few days ago? marco rubio. obviously, he did not have good enough friends to -- listen. this tells you something. this tells you something.
now, if you knew better when you were running against trump, you knew he was a con artist, spent a lifetime sticking it to working people, this is what you said. i'm not making this up, right? i just want to be clear. he said this. quoted tapes, right? if you knew better and then you went ahead and voted for this guy anyway, and supported this guy anyway, that means you are somebody who will say anything or be anything, be anybody just so you can get elected or cling to power. if that's the kind of person you want representing you, i guess you should vote for marco rubio but if you want a senator who will show up and work for you and has some integrity and some consistency and will actually say what he thinks and what he
means and then act on that, somebody you have confidence in, then you should vote for patrick murphy. i trust patrick murphy. i believe in patrick murphy and hillary needs patrick murphy in the united states senate to make sure to get done what she gets done. part of the reason that it's important to get patrick in, part of what i want to say about this election is this is about more than just plans, policies, there's something more fundamental at stake. what's at stake is the character of our nation. you know, when hillary was young, her mom taught her the methodist creed. do all you can for all the people you can in all the ways you can for as long as you can. that's what guides her. that's her north star. she believes that we can summon
the best in this country. make it better for all people, not just some. that's what america is all about, isn't it? we're a country like no other. not because of this height of the skyscrapers, not the size of our military, it's because this is a place founded on an idea. we hold these truths to be self-evident that all men and women are created equal, that we are all endowed by our creator to certain inailenable rights. you don't have to have a certain last name or look a certain way or do your hair a certain style. you've just got to be willing to contribute. you've just got to be willing to work. you've just got to care enough about other people and making sure everybody has got a fair shot and if you do that, if you
do that, then you're a patriot. and you can contribute to this country that you love and you can go as far as your dreams can take you. that's what makes this place special. that's what drove patriots to choose revolution over tyranny. to found this nation. that's what led g.i.s to liberate and women to march to get the ballot. that's what led marches across the bridge in selma to win their rights. that's what allowed workers to get collective bargaining and better wages. that's what made america exceptional and what always made america great. we've never been about just doing for ourselves. it's about what we can do together. it's about what can be achieved by us, the people together,
through the hard, slow, and yes, sometimes frustrating work of self-government. that's not what donald trump stands for but it is what hillary stands for. the idea that in this big diverse country of ours, we don't demonize each other. we reach out and try to work together. we recognize that issues aren't always black and white and sometimes you've got to compromise. even when you are right, she knows none of us are perfect. but she knows that those of us who have been blessed with positions of leadership should try to conduct ourselves with a sense of decency to set an example of our kids and i know that hillary will do that. i know she will continue the progress we've made and she'll need allies like patrick because we can't have hillary stuck with a republican congress that
behaves the way they've been behaving. you know, they haven't worked with me since i've been in office. they didn't work with me when we were about to go into the -- ev the senate and the house and they can't pass their own stuff. they're so accustomed to just saying no, object constructistr gridlock, we're against whatever obama proposes. i will sometimes propose their own stuff and they'll oppose it. it surprises them. i'll be like, well, this is in your republican handbook. this is in your talking points. i thought y'all were for it. no, you're for it now. we can't be for it. i'm sorry. come o man. [ cheers and applause ]
>> so -- so -- so they've -- so, apparently they don't have much confidence in their nominee. so, instead they're already promising more unprecedented dysfunction in washington. now, it's hard to promise more dysfunction. right? i mean, that's a hard thing to do. but they're promising that. they're promising years of investigation. years of hearings. years of shutdown. years of obstruction. years of repeal obamacare votes. can i just say, by the way, let me -- i'm going to take another aside. i know i'm running long, but -- but we have given -- 20 million
people have health insurance that didn't have it before. 20 million people. the parade of horribles haven't had it. death panels, do you remember that? saying this is going to bankrupt the country. none of what they've said has happened. so, now off 60 votes to repeal this thing, that haven't succeeded, donald trump said we have to call a special session to repeal it. and he had a big press conference. and he had all -- a couple of doctors and a nurse, ben carson and some people. who's an excellent neurosurgeon. he really is. i don't know what happened on the political thing, but -- so they come and they spend like an
hour. we're going to repeal obamacare. okay. then what are you going to do? then we're going to repeal it and we're going to give you something great. okay, what? well, something. because premiums are going up. it is true, premiums are going up for a handful of people who don't get tax credits. that's true. we're working hard to do something about it. keep in mind, their alternative would have been no health insurance. that's what they had before. so -- so the reason i point this out is you watch the press conference and what you realize is, they've got no plan. they want to repeal because idealogically they're opposed to helping these 20 million people get health insurance. they don't even have a pretense of a plan. they don't even have a semblance of a plan. there's not even a hinted of a
plan. not even a moat, not even a -- there's no plan. nothing, zero, nada. come on! you can't just be against something. you got to be for something. you can't spend eight years being against me. and now you're going to be against hillary, but you haven't been for anything. come on. now you've got some of these senators who are talking about how we won't even appointment another supreme court justice. now, we've had nine supreme court justices for a really long time. and part of the reason you have nine is to break ties. and some of the same folks who just a while back said, well, we can't have hearings and vote for the guy obama nominated because
we're so close to the election, we should let the next president make the nomination. right? that's what they said. so now they think hillary might win. they say, well, we might block hers, too. wait. but i thought you said that the people were going to decide. i can talk to the press for a second? what happened? do we have a run back the tape? do we have to kind of go, well, what happened? that's what they said. now they're saying something entirely different. come on, man. this has got to be on the level. don't pretend like gridlock is happening because somehow democrats and republicans are equally obstructionists. it's just not true. you've got some republicans right now who are suggesting they will impeach hillary. they don't necessarily know why,
but they're just going to impeach her. imagine if you had sitting democratic senators saying that about donald trump. before he was even elected saying, he will be impeached. look, nobody likes gridlock but gridlock is not something mysterious that seems like a fog on washington. gridlock isn't happening because both sides are doing bad things and both sides are corrupt. that's not what's going on. gridlock happens purposely when republican politicians, like marco rubio, decide they will do anything to oppose anything. good for the country if a democratic president proposes it. and that's now marco rubio's campaign platform, gridlock. if you think gridlock is a good slogan, you should vote for republicans. but if you believe america can do better, if you think we should be doing something to create jobs for working
families, if you think we should be providing health care for folks who need it, if you think we should be helping single moms with child care so they can go to the job, if you think we should have equal pay for equal work or raise the minimum wage, then you need to vote for democrats up and down the ticket! you got to vote for hillary and patrick. people roll up their sleeves and move this country forward. all right. i've gone on too long. i know i've gone on a little too long. my staff is going to talk about me when i get back there. they'll say, what was going on? you were talking too long. so, let me end with this. i'm going to -- let's take it down for a second. because i want to make this point to young people especially. just give me one second. just give me one second. you know, i know a lot of you -- i know a lot of you are cynical
about politics. there's a lot about this election that gives you reason to be. but i'm here to tell you, right now you have a chance to move history in a better direction. you have a chance to reject dif viss ive politics and mean politics. you have a chance to elect a leader who moved this country forward. the first female president who can be an example for our sons and our daughters. you have the chance to shape history. and i want young people to understand those moments don't come that often. you know, there are times when history is moveable. where you can make things better or worse. this is one of those moments. and it's in your hands. this will incredible power that each of you have.
i know you care about a lot of issues, young people. i've heard from you. i've heard -- i've seen you march for criminal justice reform. that's great. but if you care about criminal justice reform, it's not just enough to protest. you also have to vote for a president and congress and prosecutors who care about disrupting that pipeline of underfunded schools to overcrowded jails. and make sure the criminal justice system is accountable and fair. i know that a lot of young people who care about the environment and climate change, i've heard you, but you've got to have a president and a congress who believes in science and who cares about climate change and who will protect the progress we've made and want to leave a better planet for our kids. if you've been working on immigration reform, i've been working, too. but if we're going to finish the job, you've got to have a president and a congress who
sees immigrants not criminals or rapists, but people who have the same dreams and aspirations and who care about this country and who want to contribute and give back to them. my point is, your vote matters. it's because of you that 20 million people have health insurance that didn't have it. it's because of you that young people who got pell grants and could go to college who couldn't before. it's because of you that a marine can serve his country without hiding the husband he loves. it's because of you that young dreamers have been able to come out of the shadows and are serving our country and are going to school. it's because of you that we made this progress. so, florida, and young people especially, i'm asking you the same thing i asked of you eight years ago, i'm asking you to believe. not just in m