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Trump & Sanders Win: Tight Race For Second In GOP; Kasich, Bush, Cruz & Rubio In Tight For Second; Awaiting Trump & Sanders Victory Speeches; Trump & Sanders Win In New Hampshire; Clinton Speaking To Supporters In New Hampshire; Sanders Declares Victory In New Hampshire; Sanders Speaking To Supporters; CNN Projects Kasich Takes Second In N.H.; Awaiting Trump Victory Speech; Trump Speaking To Supporters. Aired 9-10p ET
Aired February 9, 2016 - 21:00 ET
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[21:00:01] ANDERSON COOPER, AC360 HOST: And yet we saw in the exit polls there were a lot of voters on the Democratic side who said ...
GLORIA BORGER, CNN SENIOR POLITICAL ANALYST: He's wasn't liberal.
COOPER: ... who said he wasn't liberal enough.
SARAH ELIZABETH CUPP, CNN POLITICAL COMMENTATOR: No, even more concerning I think for Hillary and this is always been the case even pre-Bernie, she does not poll well among men, and our early exit polls show he is beating her 66 percent, that's 32 percent among men.
So, yes, it's probably deeply disappointing to her that he is taking so many women voters away, but for the rest of the country, the rest of the election, she's going to shore up her vote among men.
COOPER: And just as past the top of the hour. I should say we are expecting to hear from Senator Sanders, also Donald Trump as well as all the others.
MICHAEL NUTTER, CNN POLITICAL CONTRIBUTOR: I want to say, again, before the coronation or inauguration, where two states and, you know, New Hampshire is a very, very special place and all due to all the folks up there, 93 percent White, 2 percent African-American ...
NUTTER: ... 1 percent Latino and 1.3 million people. A lot of game to play here.
COOPER: Let's go back to Jake Tapper. Jake? I like your cardiogram? Hey, Jake.
JAKE TAPPER, CNN HOST: Well we're back here and obviously there are so many exciting stories coming out of tonight's election results. You have amazing, amazing victories for Donald Trump and for Bernie Sanders, a bad night for Hillary Clinton, a bad night for Marco Rubio.
And then also this big race for second place and third place in New Hampshire, these establishment candidates trying to get back in the game having put so much into the race. One of those, I don't know if I would say he's rising phoenix-like from the ashes, Mark Preston, but Jeb Bush certainly has had the fed relaters put on his campaign with, as of right now, a third-place finish.
What would Jeb Bush's plan B and what's he going to say tonight when he comes out and speaks to his supporters?
MARK PRESTON, CNN EXECUTIVE EDITOR: Well, Jake, there's no doubt about it that debate gave a little bit of life into Jeb Bush certainly on Saturday night and really took a lot of air out of the balloon for his mentoree in some ways, Marco Rubio, but tonight we should hear from him talk about his policies, saying that he's a conservative problem solver. He's also going to say the political pundits were wrong. You were wrong, I was wrong, everybody in the media was wrong saying this was a thee-person race.
He's saying it's actually bigger than a three-person race. He's also going to say that people need to think about who they want to have as the president and he's going to go right after Donald Trump and he's going to go right after him and say that he has terrible policies and his acted as a terrible person and people need to realize that.
Now as far as Marco Rubio goes, we expect him to make a passing reference to Marco Rubio which in some ways is a slap in the face by not acknowledging too much and that's what we expect him say tonight. But most importantly heading into South Carolina, his brother, President George W. Bush is going to be on the campaign trail. We know that he's well liked down in South Carolina, so expect the former president to be out there for his brother.
TAPPER: All right. He might have some harsh words for Donald Trump, Mark Preston, butt, of course, Donald Trump right now appears to be on the way to the biggest Republican victory in the state since John McCain beat George W. Bush in 2000 by 19 points. Wolf Blitzer, back to you in election campaign headquarters.
WOLF BLITZER, CNN HOST: All right Jake, thanks very much.
Let's get a Key Race Alert, update our viewers what's going on. Donald Trump is building his lead 21 percent of the precincts now reporting. He's now more than 11,000 votes ahead of John Kasich, the Ohio Governor. 34 percent, 34 percent, that's pretty amazing for Donald Trump right now. John Kasich 15 percent.
Look at this battle, though, for second and third place, 12 percent, 12 percent, and 10 percent. Jeb Bush at 12 percent. Ted Cruz at 12 percent. They're tied right now 6996 for Bush. 6996 for Ted Cruz. They are literally tied for third place right now. Marco Rubio not far behind, 6287 with 10 percent of the vote. Chris Christie, a little further down, only 8 percent of the vote.
This is a huge battle for second, third, and fourth place right now in New Hampshire. Let's update you on the Democratic side.
Bernie Sanders, the Independent Senator from Vermont, he is the winner. And he's got an impressive lead, a very impressive lead, 23 percent of the precincts reporting. 58 percent for Bernie Sanders. Only 40 percent for Hillary Clinton. That number 10,000 votes ahead. Very, very impressive.
Once again, Bernie Sanders is going to be making a victory speech momentarily. We're told, Donald Trump is going to be making a victory speech momentarily, of course, we will have live coverage of both of the winners. We'll also hear from some of the others as well. Let's go over to John King at the magic wall.
This is a truly impressive feat for Donald Trump especially when you think where he was, what, six, seven months ago, a lot of people thought it was a joke, but he is by no means a joke.
JOHN KING, CNN HOST: And eight days after the first loss of his political career in Iowa, Donald Trump gets the "W" in New Hampshire, goes on to South Carolina where he is led in the early polls. We'll see what happens. As the rise goes forward, but Donald Trump has momentum. Ted Cruz thinks South Carolina for his territory. As you mention Wolf, what a race we have. John Kasich now were at 21 percent, John Kasich at second with 15 percent. Jeb Bush at third with 12 percent. Ted Cruz just ...
BLITZER: A tie.
KING: That's a tie. That's a tie. So third, fourth right there. We'll hold that out.
[21:05:00] Marco Rubio at 10 percent. Then Christie, Fiorina, and Carson to round it out. This is going to be interesting to watch this 10 percent, whether it's rounded up or rounded down. You need 10 percent of the vote in New Hampshire to get any delegates. That is the line. You have is to have 10 percent. Above 10 percent you get some of the delegates tonight. New Hampshire is mostly about momentum. But if this race drags on, that could matter.
So what are we going to look for as we watch this race for second play out? Kasich has held that second-place spot consistently for now. Third and fourth has jumped back and forth. But with only 21 percent out, there's absolutely nothing certain here. This drama has a long way to go for a number of reasons.
Number one, for Governor Kasich, this is critical for them. They think he does well in these towns, for the hand over down along the Connecticut River that separates New Hampshire from Vermont. We'll watch. That's where his campaign says they will run up to numbers. We'll see if that comes true.
Some other places that are very important to watch, just stretch this out a little bit, just south of Concord. OK, doesn't want to corporate. You have Bow here. And you have Forksville it over. These are two areas where the Kasich campaign says it believes it can do very well. They believe their second place will be when these votes come in.
But, Wolf, the biggest chunk we're waiting for are these southern suburbs from Manchester down to the Massachusetts border. This is the key area for the Republicans, right in here, and we have nothing.
This is where Christie is organized. This is where Bush is organized. This is where Kasich is organized. This is where Rubio has been fighting. We have nothing coming in yet.
So as we look at the numbers right now, Kasich has been consistently second. But nothing in from down here, we need to wait and see what happens in these key suburbs, right along the Massachusetts border. These decide Republican races.
BLITZER: And then both in Manchester and Concord, Trump wins decisively. I think almost all of the votes have been counted in those two cities.
KING: And this is going to be the conversation. You were just -- Anderson was just having with the guests over at the table. 29 percent, so if you're down to ...
BLITZER: 100 percent in.
KING: ... two -- this is a two or three-man race, maybe it's different. But Donald Trump is winning because the establishment vote is so fractured.
He's winning Concord, 34 percent of the population, the biggest basket of votes in New Hampshire. Just to the south of here and over here in Manchester, Donald Trump winning with 37 percent with 92 percent in. That's impressive. And he's winning all around as well.
And this is, again, the establish vote is fractured. So we'll see what happens when we get to a smaller field.
But as you look at the map, Donald Trump winning in tiny rural towns, way up here, Donald Trump winning in the small areas in the center of the state, this is key country around Conway, New Hampshire. Donald Trump winning as you come down here near the Connecticut border, Donald Trump winning on the seacoast. He is winning everywhere.
Establishment Republicans, Tea Party Republicans, places where Rand Paul won four years ago. People will argue it's because you have so many candidates in the race. But as long as these candidates stay in as you move on to other states, 34 percent when there are eight or nine candidates in the race that gets you a victory.
BLITZER: Very impressive win for Donald Trump. Also, on the Democratic side, a very impressive win for Bernie Sanders, the independent Senator from neighboring Vermont.
But Hillary Clinton won eight years ago in New Hampshire. She couldn't do it tonight.
KING: She couldn't to do it tonight. Well, as you go back eight years ago, and let me just bring up the map from eight years ago. One of the things we have to remember is we go forward here, was there were several candidates in the race. But was essentially a three- person race at this point between Clinton, Obama and Edwards, she just won. It was a very -- remember, we were up late that night. The Manchester vote came in for Hillary Clinton and she carried New Hampshire.
Some flash back. Just look at this for a second. Lot of Clintons, the dark blue. Obama is the lighter blue. He won more of the town. But Clinton did very well with the people who lived down here in Southern New Hampshire.
As we watch this map filling tonight, got a long way to go. We still have 77 percent of the vote to count. But so far, won Bedford, New Hampshire, down here in the south, the small town, important town, 50 to 49. She just barely beat Bernie Sanders there.
It is filling in, so far, in a small rural town up here in the top, not many votes, 2 to 1. There's no victory up there. So far, it's filling in Bernie Sanders.
Now, an interesting conversation going on in the political community, if you look at the exit polls, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders ran dead even among Democrats. Bernie Sanders won because of the independents. His margin is coming from the independents who came in.
As we head south into other states, remember, a lot more close primaries where only Democrats can vote. And they also have more African-Americans, more Latinos. So the Clinton campaign will say things will get better as we move on. The Sanders campaign will say a huge win tonight here. Maybe we'll get them a second look by a lot of people.
BLITZER: I want to walk over to David Chalian, and our political director.
You're taking a closer look at this Democratic race. And you got to give Bernie Sanders a huge amount of credit. It's not just because he's from a neighboring state.
Hillary Clinton was well known in New Hampshire as well. She just couldn't do it.
DAVID CHALIAN, CNN POLITICAL DIRECTOR: That's right. And let's take a look at what is fueling the Sanders victory because this is just a really important, I think, for the contest on the Democratic side going forward.
Pay attention to these numbers, we're going to see them again and again in the months ahead. Take a look of our young voters, 18 to 29- year-olds. Sanders destroys Clinton on this score. 83 percent to 16 percent, they made up about 19 percent of the overall electorate. He wins them going away.
Independent voters, which made up about four out of every 10 Democratic primary voters, Sanders, again, going away 72 percent to Clinton's 27 percent among independents and women. This is the wow number of the night.
[21:10:02] They are 55 percent of the electorate and Sanders beats Clinton among Democratic women, 55 percent to 44 percent. Those women that participated in the Democratic primary tonight by an 11 point margin gave their vote to Bernie Sanders, instead of the person who is potentially the first female ...
BLITZER: And that's all women. Among younger women, I think he did even better.
CHALIAN: Even more so. Much, much bigger with margin.
BLITZER: Younger people are really overwhelmingly went with Bernie Sanders as opposed to Hillary Clinton. And that is a wow moment right there. Very impressive win for Bernie Sanders, Anderson, and it's -- we're going to be hearing from him, we're told, very, very soon. We're also going to be waiting to hear from Donald Trump, two major victory speeches.
COOPER: And we saw the same thing in Iowa. Huge victory for Bernie Sanders among young women voters in particular over Secretary Clinton, though she did, of course, win narrowly in Iowa.
And yet, we have not heard in any serious way from African-American voters, from Latino voters in New Hampshire.
VAN JONES, CNN POLITICAL COMMENTATOR: Yeah. Sure. I think that South Carolina is going to be tough for Bernie, but I still think Hillary Clinton has a chance tonight to do something important. She did get hurt really badly.
But don't forget, there are two second-place finishers in New Hampshire that came out and gave historically powerful speeches. Bill Clinton, second-place finisher in New Hampshire, comes out and gives a comeback kid speech and moves on from there, and Barack Obama, President Obama, gets hurt in New Hampshire, walks out there, he gives a speech so inspiring, yes, we can, that Will.I.Am turns it into a music video.
JONES: So, Hillary Clinton can -- there's a tradition of second-place finishers into New Hampshire reaching into the hat pulling out a great speech and moving on.
COOPER: Well, can -- I mean, to both of you ...
NUTTER: In a survey in 2008 went on to become president.
JONES: I'm just saying, even though it's a tough night, she can still do something tonight.
COOPER: Can Bernie Sanders, though, make inroads in the African- American community? I mean, he's got a number of ...
JONES: I want to argue with you about this. Can we talk about this? NUTTER: Sure.
JONES: I think that he can.
NUTTER: I'm in. Anyone can make inroads in any community. You have to show up. But also helps to have a history. I mean, it's not like a light switch. You can't just turn it on, on election day.
JONES: I mean, there are two things here. One is, I'm African- American.
JONES: I've been African-American for, like, a long time now. For like a minute.
JONES: Bill Clinton incredibly helpful to me personally, helped me launch green for all.
Hillary Clinton, incredibly helpful to me, personally ran my first bill, the Green Jobs Act. You have a lot of African-Americans in my generation who can point to the Clintons personally and say, thank you.
But you got a lot of younger African-Americans who don't have that story to tell and they're not looking for female symbols. They're looking for financial solutions.
And I think that there's a danger, they take these young black voters for granted.
NUTTER: Right, well, you can never take any voters for granted. Thanks for apparently making the distinction ...
COOPER: Got to interrupt you guys, got to interrupt you guys. Here's Hillary Clinton, her daughter, Chelsea, President -- Former President Bill Clinton as well. Let's listen in.
HILLARY CLINTON, (D) PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: Thank you. Thank you so much. Thank you all, very much. Thank you. Thank you, my friends. Thank you. Thank you, all. I just want to begin ...
Thank you all very, very much. My goodness, I don't know what we have done tonight if we actually won.
This is a pretty exciting event, and I'm very grateful to all of you. I want to begin by congratulating Senator Sanders on his victory tonight, and I want to thank each and every one of you, and I want to say, "I still love New Hampshire and I always will."
And here's what we're going to do. Now, we take this campaign to the entire country. We're going to fight for every vote in every state. We're going to fight for real solutions that make a real difference in people's lives.
You know, when I started this campaign last spring, I knew we were facing profound challenges as a country. The way too many things were going just wasn't right.
It isn't right that the kids I met in Flint on Sunday were poisoned because their governor wanted to save money.
It isn't right for a grandmother here in New Hampshire or anywhere else to have to choose between paying rent and buying medicine because a prescription drug company increased the price 4000 percent overnight.
And it isn't right that a cashier that I met here in New Hampshire son is paid less than her son for doing the same work even though she's been on the job for more years.
[21:15:07] Now, people, people have every right to be angry. But they're also hungry. They're hungry for solutions. What are we going to do? And that is -- that is the fight we're taking to the country. What is the best way to change people's lives so we can all grow together? Who is the best change maker?
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You are.
CLINTON: And here's what I promise. Here's what I promise. I will work harder than anyone to actually make the changes that make your lives better.
In this campaign, you've heard a lot about Washington and about Wall Street. Now, Senator Sanders and I both want to get secret unaccountable money out of politics. And let's remember, let's remember, Citizens United, one of the worst Supreme Court decisions in our country's history, was actually a case about a right-wing attack on me and my campaign. A right-wing organization took aim at me and ended up damaging our entire democracy.
So, yes, you're not going to find anybody more committed to aggressive campaign finance reform than me.
We also agree -- we also agree that Wall Street can never be allowed to once again threaten Main Street. And I will fight to reign in Wall Street. And you know what? I know how to do it.
So when I tell you, no bank could be too big to fail and no executive too powerful to jail, you can count on it.
Now, the real differences in this race, are truly over how do we create a future of prosperity, opportunity, and security for all of us? We need to build a growth and fairness economy with higher wages and more good-paying jobs including a bold national mission to create millions of jobs in clean energy, manufacturing, and infrastructure.
And we need -- we need to unleash, again, the innovation of our entrepreneurs and small businesses. Make it easier for parents to balance work and family. Close the loopholes in our tax code. Crack down on corporations that game the system. Stop other countries from taking advantage of us with unfair trade practices. But even all that is not enough.
We also have to break through the barriers of bigotry. African- American parents shouldn't have to worry that their children will be harassed, humiliated, even shot because of the color of their skin. Immigrant families shouldn't have to lie awake at night listening for a knock on the door.
LGBT Americans shouldn't be fired from their jobs because of who they are or who they love. And let's finally deliver something long overdo, equal pay for women in this economy.
So here's how I see it. A president has to do all parts of the job for all Americans to make sure nothing holds you back. Not debt, not discrimination, not a deck that's always stacked for those at the top. We need to break down those barriers and build ladders of opportunity for every person. That's how we will build a better tomorrow together and that has been the cause and work of my life.
You know, my family and my faith taught me a simple freedom, "Do all the good you can in all the ways you can for all the people you can.'' That's what called me to a life of service. Just like millions of teachers and nurses and police officers and firefighters and members of our armed services who get up everyday and do the quiet work, the heroic work for all the rest of us.
But when children anywhere in our country go to bed hungry, or are denied at quality education, or who face abuse or abandonment, that diminishes all of us. That's why I did start my career at the Children's Defense Fund. That's why I went undercover in Alabama to expose racism in schools.
[21:20:02] That's why I worked to reform juvenile justice in South Carolina. And that is why I went to Flint, Michigan on Sunday ...
When people anywhere in America are held back by injustice that demands action. That is why I believe so strongly that we have to keep up with every fiber of our being. The argument for the campaign for human rights. Human rights as women's rights, human rights as gay rights, human rights as worker rights, human rights as voting rights, human rights across the board for every single American.
Now, that is who I am. That is what I've always done. That is why I am in this race. I know I have some work to do, particularly with young people, but I will repeat again what I have said this week. Even if they are not supporting me now, I support them. Because I know -- I know I've had a blessed life, but I also know what it's like to stumble and fall.
And so many people across America know that feeling. And we've learned it's not whether you get knocked down that matters, it's whether you get back up. So, my friends, please join me in building on the progress we've made under President Obama, pushing forward every single day for as long as it takes to break down those barriers that hold us back. We've got to believe in the basic proposition of our country when all Americans have the chance to succeed, when each of us has the opportunity to live up to our own God-given potential. Then and only then can America live up to its potential as well.
So let me -- let me thank all of you. I am very grateful to my wonderful family knowing they are by my side. Keeps me going everyday. To the thousands of volunteers and organizers who called neighbors and knocked on doors into New Hampshire snow. To everyone who went to hillaryclinton.com to give what you could, more than 700,000 people have contributed to this campaign.
The vast majority giving less than $100. I know that doesn't fit with the narrative. I know there are those who want to deny the passion and the purpose you all show every day for this campaign, but you are the reason we are here and you are the reason we are going to win the nomination and then win this election together. Thank you, all. Thank you so very much.
COOPER: Hillary Clinton giving her concession speech. Vowing to move on. We expect to hear from Senator Sanders any moment now. His victory speech. Van Jones, Mayor Nutter, what do you hear?
JONES: She's learning. She's not -- yeah she is. She's listening. She's listening. Kanye West said, listen to the kids, yo. And so you can tell she's listening. She's not lecturing the young people. She's trying to -- but I'm telling you the difference, and you're going to see it very shortly, she says "I, I, I."
JONES: It's like she's applying for a job that I'm going to do this for you, I'm going to do that for you. Bernie talks about we. His theory of change, if you have to have a whole movement of people, you have to involve millions of people. And she still seems like her belief is she's a great technocrat, let me tell you what I can do for you. I just don't think it works.
You'll going to see the difference very soon. But I tell you what, you can tell see is she's listening and she is trying to connect with this youth base. That's very important tonight.
NUTTER: I agree with much of what Van said. I mean the message is very, very important in this election. It's not only what you can do while you're in office but, you know, a campaign is a campaign. It's a campaign of ideas, the things that Secretary Clinton just talked about are the things that are on people's minds.
And so how she communicates, her view and the inclusiveness of that vision for governing, I think is the key for her going forward, and, you know, to see other parts of the country that are more representative of the entire United States of America. But people are angry. We see that on both sides. This reaction to the outsider environment.
[21:25:02] And communicating this message to African-Americans and ...
COOPER: Here is Senator Sanders and his family. Let's listen in.
BERNIE SANDERS, (D) PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: Thank you. Thank you, New Hampshire. Shortly after the polls closed, Secretary Clinton called and was very gracious in her congratulations. I thank her for her call, and I congratulate her and her supporters for the vigorous campaign they ran in New Hampshire.
And let me take this opportunity to thank the many, many thousands of volunteers here in the Granite State who worked so tirelessly. Our volunteers work night and day, made phone calls and knocked on a heck of a lot of doors. And we won because of your energy. Thank you all, so much.
And I want to thank Julia Barnes and our great campaign staff. Together, we have sent the message that will echo from Wall Street to Washington, from Maine to California. And that is that the government of our great country belongs to all of the people and not just a handful of wealthy campaign contributors and their Super PACs.
Nine months ago, we began our campaign here in New Hampshire. We had no campaign organization, we had no money, and we were taking on the most powerful political organization in the United States of America.
And tonight with what appears to be a record-breaking voter turnout -- because of a huge voter turnout, and I say huge, we won. Because we harnessed the energy and the excitement that the Democratic Party will need to succeed in November.
What happened here in New Hampshire in terms of an enthusiastic and aroused electorate, people who came out in large numbers, that is what will happen all over this country.
[21:30:11] And let us never forget, Democrats and progressives win when voter turnout is high. Republicans win when people are demoralized and voter turnout is low.
Tonight, we serve notice to the political and economic establishment of this country that the American people will not continue to accept a corrupt campaign finance system that is undermining American democracy. And we will not accept a rigged economy in which ordinary Americans work longer hours for lower wages while almost all new income and wealth goes to the top 1 percent.
I want to take this opportunity, again, to congratulate Secretary Clinton and her organization and supporters for waging a vigorous campaign. I hope that in the days ahead we can continue to wage a strong issue-oriented campaign and bring new people into the political process.
But I also hope that we all remember, and this is a message not just to our opponents, but to those who support me as well, that we will need to come together in a few months and unite this party and this nation because the right-wing Republicans we oppose must not be allowed to gain the presidency.
As we all remember, the last time Republicans occupied the White House, they're trickle-down economic policies drove us into the worst economic downturn since the depression of the 1930s. No, we will not allow huge tax rates for billionaires. We will not allow huge cuts to social security, veteran's needs, Medicare, Medicaid, and education.
No, we will not allow back into the White House a political party which is so beholden to the fossil fuel industry that they cannot even acknowledge the scientific reality of climate change (inaudible).
The people of New Hampshire have sent a profound message to the political establishment, to the economic establishment, and by the way, to the media establishment.
What the people here have said is that given the enormous crises facing our country, it is just too late for the same old, same old establishment politics and establishment economics. The people want real change.
What the American people are saying, and by the way, I hear this not just from progressives but from conservatives and from moderates, is that we can no longer continue to have a campaign finance system in which Wall Street and the billionaire class are able to buy elections.
[21:35:17] Americans, Americans, no matter what their political view may be, understand that that is not what democracy is about. That is what oligarchy is about.
And we will not allow that to continue. I do not have a Super PAC and I do not want a Super PAC.
I am overwhelmed and I am deeply moved, far more than I can express in words, by the fact that our campaign's financial support comes from more than 1 million Americans who have made more than 3.7 million individual contributions.
That is more individual contributions than any candidate in the history of the United States up until this point in an election.
And you know what that average contribution was? $27!
I am going to New York City tonight and tomorrow, but I'm not going to New York City to hold a fund-raiser on Wall Street. Instead, I'm going to hold a fund-raiser right here, right now, across America.
My request is, please go to berniesanders.com and contribute.
Please help us raise the funds we need, whether its 10 bucks or 20 bucks or 50 bucks, help us raise the money we need to take the fight to Nevada, South Carolina, and the states on Super Tuesday.
So, there it is. That's our fund-raiser, pretty quick.
Now, what the American people understand is that our great country was based on a simple principle, and that principle is fairness. Let me be very clear. It is not fair when we have more income and wealth inequality today than almost any major country on Earth, and when the top one-tenth of 1 percent, now owns almost as much wealth as the bottom 90 percent, that's not fair.
It is not fair when the 20 wealthiest people in this country now own more wealth than the bottom half of the American people.
So, you guys ready for a radical idea? Together, we are going to create an economy that works for all of us, not just the 1 percent.
And when millions of our people are working for starvation wages, yep, we're going to raise the minimum wage to 15 bucks an hour.
And we are going to bring pay equity for women.
[21:40:00] And when we need the best educated workforce in the world, yes, we are going to make public colleges and universities tuition free.
And for the millions of Americans struggling with horrendous levels of student debt, we are going to substantially ease that burden. In America, people should not be financially distressed for decades for the crime, the crime of trying to get a higher education. That's absurd.
Well, my critic say, "You know, Bernie, that's a great idea, you're into all this free stuff, how are you going to pay for it?'' I will tell you how we're going to pay for it. We're going to impose a tax on Wall Street speculation. The greed, the recklessness, and the illegal behavior of Wall Street drove our economy to its knees. The American people bailed out Wall Street, now its Wall Street's time to help the middle class.
And when we talk about transforming America, it means ending the disgrace of this country having more people in jail than any other country in the world disproportionately African-American and Latino.
Not only are we going to fight to end institutional racism and a broken criminal justice system, we are going to provide jobs and education for our young people, not jails and incarceration.
And let me say that as a member of the Energy Committee in the Senate and the Environmental Committee, the debate is over. Climate change is real. It is caused by human activity, and it is already causing devastating problems in this country and around the world. We have a moral responsibility to work with countries throughout the world to transform our energy system away from fossil fuel to energy efficiency and sustainable energy.
Now, I have been criticized during this campaign for many, many things. Every single day. That's OK. That's all right. They're throwing everything at me except the kitchen sink. And I have the feeling that kitchen sink is coming pretty soon as well.
But what our campaign is about is thinking big, not small, it's about having the courage to reject the status quo. It's about saying that in a time when every major country on Earth guarantees health care to all of their people, we should be doing the same in our great country.
In my view on the President Obama's leadership, the Affordable Care Act has been an important step forward, no question about it, but we can and must do better. 29 million Americans should not remain uninsured and even greater number should not be underinsured with large deductibles and co-payments.
[21:45:02] We should not be paying by far the highest prices in the world for prescription drugs at a time. Listen to this, when the top three drug companies in this country made $45 billion in profit last year. That is an obscenity. And let me tell you something, when we make it to the White House, when we make it to the White House, the pharmaceutical industry will not continue to rip off the American people.
And further, makes no sense that as a nation we continue to spend far, far more per capita than do the people of any other nation all of whom guarantee health care to all of their people. And that is why I believe in a Medicare for all single payer programs, which will not only guarantee health care for all, but will save the average middle class family thousands of dollars a year in health care costs.
My friends, we all know that we live in a dangerous and complex world. As president, I will defend this nation, but I will do it responsibly. I voted against the war in Iraq and that was the right vote.
While we must be relentless in combating terrorists who would do us harm, we cannot and should not be the policemen of the world. Nor should we bear the burden of fighting terrorism alone.
In the Middle East, the United States must be part of an international coalition sustained by nations in the region that have the means to protect themselves. Together, we must and will destroy ISIS, but we should do it in a way that does not put our young men and women in the military into perpetual warfare in the quagmire of the Middle East.
My friends, we must fix our broken immigration system that divides families and create a path toward citizenship for hardworking people who are living in the shadows. We must strengthen and expand social security and increase the benefits that seniors and disabled vets receive so that people can live in dignity in their retirement.
We must rebuild our crumbling infrastructure and when we do that, we create millions of decent paying jobs.
We must pursue the fight for women's rights, for gay rights, for disability rights.
We must against stronger and stronger opposition, protect the right of a woman to control her own body. And we must protect the men and women who serve our nation in uniform and protect our veterans who put their lives on the line to defend us.
My friends, we must tell the billionaire class and the 1 percent that they cannot have it all at a time of massive wealth and income inequality. [21:50:05] The wealthiest people and largest corporations in this country will start paying their fair share of taxes.
My friends, I am the son of a Polish immigrant who came to this country speaking no English and having no money. My father worked every day of his life and he never made a whole lot. My mom and dad and brother and I grew up in a small 3 1/2 room rent controlled apartment in Brooklyn, New York.
My mother, who died at a young age, always dreamed of moving out of that apartment, getting a home of her own, but she never realized that dream.
The truth is that neither one of my parents could ever have dreamed that I would be here tonight standing before you as a candidate for President of the United States.
This is the promise of America and this is the promise we must keep alive for future generations. What began last week in Iowa, what voters here in New Hampshire confirmed tonight is nothing short of the beginning of a political revolution.
It is a political revolution that will bring tens of millions of our people together. It will bring together working people, who have given up on the political process. It will bring together young people who have never participated in the political process.
It will bring together blacks and whites, Latinos, Asian-Americans, Native Americans, straight and gay, male and female, people who were born in America and people who immigrated here.
We will all come together to say loudly and clearly that the government of our great nation belongs to all of us, not just a few wealthy campaign contributors.
That is what this campaign is about. That is what the political revolution is about. So, New Hampshire, thank you again. And now it's on.
Thank you, New Hampshire, and now it's on to Nevada, South Carolina and beyond!
BLITZER: There he is, the winner of the New Hampshire Democratic primary, Senator Bernie Sanders, the independent Senator, the neighboring Vermont.
He just delivered his victory stage. We earlier heard from Hillary Clinton conceding defeat.
Now, we're waiting for the other big winners tonight, Donald Trump. He is about to deliver his victory speech in New Hampshire as well momentarily.
We will be hearing from Donald Trump, the winner of the Republican primary in New Hampshire.
But right now, we have another projection.
All right, CNN projects John Kasich, the Ohio Governor, is coming in, in second place in the Republican primary in New Hampshire behind Donald Trump.
Right now, you see almost half of the vote is now in. Donald Trump is the winner. He's got an amazing 34 percent, almost 20,000 votes ahead of John Kasich.
John Kasich right now is at 16 percent. There's a battle under way for third place between Ted Cruz, he's at 12 percent. Jeb Bush, he's at 11 percent, Marco Rubio, he's at 11 percent. Chris Christie further down with 8 percent. Carly Fiorina and Ben Carson, they are way down.
[21:55:06] But, John Kasich needed the second place finished in Ohio. And he has now received a second place finished.
Take a look at this, we're waiting for Donald Trump, he's the big winner in New Hampshire tonight on the Republican side.
He is walking in now to a huge rally in New Hampshire. He's joined up by his wife, other members of his family. We're going to hear now from Donald Trump in his victory speech. Let's listen in.
DONALD TRUMP, (R) PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: Oh, wow! Wow, wow, wow! So beautiful, so beautiful.
We are going to make America great again. So, I want to thank everybody. But, I really have to begin by paying homage to my parents, Mary and Fred. They're up there, they're looking down, they're saying this is something very special. They love this country and they're very, very happy right now. So, thank you to my parents.
I want to thank my sister, Judge Barry Marion, really great sister, another great sister, Elizabeth.
My fantastic brother Robert, who's watching right now with Ann Marie, and I want to thank my brother, my late brother, Fred, what a fantastic guy. I learned so much from Fred, taught me more than just about anybody. Or just probably about even with my father, a fantastic guy.
So, I want to thank Fred. He's up there and he's looking down also.
And we can go right down the line, but we have to start with Melania, what she puts up with all.
She said right from the beginning, you know if you run, you know, you're going to win, and she said that from day one. So, Melania, thank you, honey. Thank you.
And Don and Vanessa, thank you so much. And Ivanka, she was out team made seven stops today at the polling areas.
So, very, very special. And Jared, Jared is a very, very successful real estate entrepreneur in Manhattan, but he likes this better than real estate I think.
So, Jared, thank you, and Laura and Eric. And they were all out today and it was amazing.
And Corey, where is Corey? Does Corey have a ground game or what? Boy, do we have a ground game. Where is Corey? Corey? Corey Lewandowski.
You know, we learned a lot about ground games in one week, I have to tell you that and the entire staff in Hope Hicks. This is Hope, this is Hope, this is Hope.
Nobody takes more phone calls I think in a day than Hope. So, thank you, Hope, and Corey. And the entire group, the entire staff. Incredible job. Get over here. Come here. What a guy. That's the man.
So, again, we have to thank the candidates because they really ran -- we have some very talented people. And to be victorious against some of these people, even if it's for one week, but believe me, it's going to be for many of weeks, OK?
But, they really are, they're terrific. I got a number of them called. And I just wanted to thank them, but I wanted to congratulate the other candidates, OK?
Now that I got that over with, you know, it's always tough and then tomorrow boom, boom. But that's the way it is.
And really, we have some real talent, we have some real talent in the Republican Party and the RNC and Reince, we want to thank everybody. Thank you very much.
We -- yeah, right, right. Well, I'll tell you what, I'll tell you what, what do we really want to thank, right?
[22:00:00] We want to thank the people of New Hampshire, right? Do we love the people of New Hampshire? You know, I said it and I said it even a year. I said, I think I'm going to do really well there, because I'm here a lot and its so beautiful.