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Trump Event in Alabama Examined; Trump Supporters Speak Out. Aired 10-10:05p ET

Aired August 21, 2015 - 22:00   ET


[22:00:10] LYNNETTE 'DIAMOND' HARDAWAY, DONALD TRUMP SUPPORTER: We can no longer have people in our country freeloading on our country and then the American people have to pick up the tab.


HARDAWAY: So, we love everything that he spoke about immigration. And also about making this country rich and again.


HARDAWAY: Imagine if it was rich, Don, those boys in Baltimore.


HARDAWAY: And Ferguson down there, they will have today.

RICHARDSON: That's right.

HARDAWAY: So, they will be striving again.

DON LEMON, CNN TONIGHT SHOW HOST: You said that Trump was bad. You were talking your -- I saw in one of your posts. You're talking about Black Lives Matter. And you said, black lives will be better under a Donald Trump presidency.

HARDAWAY: Oh, most definitely. Yes.


HARDAWAY: Yes. Because, listen. Black -- African-American need hope. In order to have hope you need jobs. You need something where you wouldn't be out there in the streets fighting because you have to get up and go to work the next morning.


HARDAWAY: You need a good decent job, that's what you need. They need hope, Don.


HARDAWAY: They really do. And I think we would thrive. We would do really well under Donald Trump.

RICHARDSON: That's right.

LEMON: You were supposed to go to the rally tonight both of you, but the flight plans didn't work out. What happened?

HARDAWAY: What happened was, when we got the call, it was a little -- they were trying to get us to the airport. And by the time we made it to the airport, the flight was, you know, it left. So, we couldn't make that flight. So, we rushed back so that we can look at the rally. So, we were there with there in spirit.


HARDAWAY: But we were watching him on TV.

RICHARDSON: Yes. We was.

LEMON: So, you mentioned -- you mentioned immigration but he did talk jobs. He talk the economy, he talked about Iran, he talked about Obamacare, even mentioned Ferguson, women's health issues, trade, on and on, what was his -- what was the favorite thing to you tonight that he said?

HARDAWAY: I'm going to make this country rich again.

RICHARDSON: That's right.

HARDAWAY: I'm going to make America great again.

RICHARDSON: That's right.

HARDAWAY: I want to see a country where we're all thriving, where we're not bickering, where we're not divided, but we're not denied, we're thriving and this country is great again.

RICHARDSON: That's right.

HARDAWAY: So, that resonated with me.

LEMON: So, Silk, how do you think he can do that and bring back jobs? Because you know, he's been criticized or being vague not going in deep enough when it comes to policy and how is he going to so these things?

RICHARDSON: Well, see, being a business person, you don't tell all of your secrets. You don't talk a whole lot. You keep that inwards and strategically planned out how are you going to do it. And then you put it in action instead of just talking about it. You be about it.

HARDAWAY: I love it, girl.

LEMON: And you think that he can do that? You know, he also talked about needing boots on the ground in order to fight ISIS. He said that he would knock the hell out of them and then take the oil for our country. He however, talked top U.S. army officials say that, you know, that worries the. It's going to work. And you need more military experience in handling ISIS and other threat. HARDAWAY: Well, listen. We cannot have our president that's naive.

RICHARDSON: That's right.

HARDAWAY: To the fact that ISIS exist. I believe when Donald J. Trump get into office...


HARDAWAY: He's going to hand on ISIS. I want to feel very protective upon Donald Trump.

RICHARDSON: That's right.

HARDAWAY: So, he's going to be fine. Yes, right.

LEMON: I had a guest on earlier who said, you know what, he is on the wrong side of momentum the way this country is leaning. He's not inclusive for women, he's not inclusive for minorities, that he is on the wrong side of that, what do you think?

HARAWAY: No, I don't. Listen, Donald Trump is a leader and he's a uniter (ph).

RICHARDSON: That's right.

HARDAWAY: So, these things, these narrative that they prowl (ph) around is biases that they want to feed...


HARDAWAY: ... us to American people is untrue.


HARDAWAY: He's a uniter (ph), he's uniting us all.

RICHARDSON: That's right.

HARDAWAY: He's for women, men, black, white, Hispanic, all of us.

RICHARDSON: Yes. That's right.

HARDAWAY: So, don't listen to what other people tell you, Don. Listen to us.

RICHARDSON: That's right.

HARDAWAY: He is uniting us, OK?

RICHARDSON: That's right.

HARDAWAY: He's going to be our next president.

RICHARDSON: That's right. LEMON: Well, listen, we always appreciate it when you ladies come on,

and we will have you back. And next time, I'm sure that you will be at the next rally. So, I appreciate it. Thank you. Have a great weekend.

RICHARDSON: You're welcome.

HARDAWAY: Thank you.

LEMON: That is it for us tonight. I'll see you back here on Monday night. The Donald Trump interview starts right now.