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Trump Speaking at Rally in Ohio; Donald Trump Holding Rally with Gingrich, Possible VP Pick; New Video: Black Man Shot to Death by Police. Aired 7-8p ET
Aired July 6, 2016 - 19:00 ET
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[18:59:56] DONALD TRUMP, GOP PRESUMPTIVE PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE: And our country's in trouble. Between the debt, between the joblessness and let me tell you with the phony five percent numbers that you hear about unemployment, it's a phony number. It's a phony number. It's a number that when somebody looks for a job and I don't want to have you raise your hand because you may be embarrassed. I would be a little embarrassed. Somebody looks for a job and they gave up and they are great people. They're unbelievable. They can't find a job, right? And they give up.
Now they're considered statistically employed so we show this phony number and on that I don't blame Obama so much because, frankly, this was to make the presidents look good and make politicians look good which is not an easy thing to do, OK? Because they want to show, oh, how wonderful the economy. So, just as I was getting off the plane today, we announced trade deficit numbers for the month which were like almost record setting. We have trade deficits that are worse than ever before.
All I've done for years is talk about trade deficit. I used to talk about Japan and now I talk more about China, but it's still Japan. It's everybody. It's everybody. We don't make good deals with anybody, but last night I was talking about trade because I love it. It's my favorite subject. That and strengthening our military and taking care of our vets. They're my favorite subject. They're my favorite subjects.
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Other than my children or my grandchildren. I can talk about my grandchildren, let's see, he was 39 minutes in the back of the plane talking about it. Ladies and gentlemen, the President is going to talk about his grandchildren. Well, I have too. He has two. I have eight, he has two. But he talks about, how long did they talk about it?
I'll bet they're beautiful -- they're two beautiful children. So, he says they're beautiful. They're really smart. They're really good. I love them so much. They're unbelievable. You know, one is brand new, beautiful little baby. Okay, after about a minute, what can you talk about? Oh, you can say here's a picture. Look. Look. Okay. So that's one minute out of the 39-minute time, right? Then we talk about golf, right? So, you say Jack Nicklaus who endorsed me. I love Jack. I love Jack.
He's the greatest. Jack, did you know Jack endorsed me? Do you know how young Jack was when he won the Ohio state championship? Jack Nicklaus. He is the greatest guy and he's a friend of mine and he endorsed me. I didn't ask for the endorsement. I didn't want to do that. I feel like sort of guilty when I ask these people for endorsements. I don't want to do that. Jack, endorse me. I said thank you, Jack. I appreciate it. He said, well, you'll going to do a great job. You'll going to shake things up.
Now, when you talk about winners, is Jack a winner, right? Did you see the U.S. open was on the other day, I think Jack Nicklaus was on the top ten, like, I think it was 18 times? He was in the top -- the top ten like I think it was 18 times. He was on the top -- I've never seen anything like it. His record is unbelievable. He won it four times. Top ten, 18 times. This guy is a winner. Right? So when I get endorsements from Jack Nicklaus, Bobby Knight. Bobby Knight. Bobby Knight.
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Bobby will be speaking at the convention. We have so many people. We have such a great convention planned, but I just have to go back. Last night I made a great speech, standing ovation and everyone crazy. Nobody talks about the crowd. Every time I go home my wife says how was the crowd? Again, they never show the crowd. I'll tell you, they only show when we have protesters. I love my protesters. Don't we have any damn protesters today? Because when we have protesters, the -- do you think you have one? No. He's friend or foe? Friend or foe? He's friend. OK.
But I love my protesters because the cameras spin around and angles that you wouldn't believe. They do somersaults around, they look like a sausage. Because I went, my first two speeches I had no protesters and every time I went home, big crowds, and every time I went home, I say did you see the size of the crowd? No, I didn't. Now, you can hear the size like last night you heard the size, right? Many, many more than the President and Hillary got, but -- so people would say, well, I hear it. You know, they hear that burr, you know, that sort of humming.
That's not, like, from 12 people, but we have this -- so what happens is last night we have a great evening in North Carolina. A great -- we're going to win North Carolina. We're going to win Ohio. We're doing great here.
By the way, the section I just left last week, wonderful congressman and his wife and I said to them, I won't use that. I don't want to embarrass anybody, but I said did you endorse me? He said, even if I don't like you, I would endorse you. You know why Mr. Trump? You have a 29-point lead in this section of Ohio. Twenty nine points. I said, you're right. You have to endorse me.
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[19:05:05] We're going to take care of our miners and we're going to take care of our steelworkers. Hillary's not. She's going to put you out of business because if she ever won she would sign TPP which will make NAFTA, which was signed by her husband, which the worst in my opinion, the worst trade deal in the history of this country and it's not even close, signed by Bill Clinton, and he didn't suffer from it. It was everybody that followed him that suffered from it where your jobs are moving. I look at your jobs where they're moving down to Mexico, right?
They're moving to Mexico. One after another. They're moving to Mexico. China's coming in and dumping the steel and making it impossible for your steel plans and they're devaluing their currencies, we do nothing about it. Folks, I'm going to do so much about it. It's going to be so easy. It's going to be so easy.
It's going to be so easy. So last night, we had this and that. And then, I wake up and I hear number one, I love Saddam Hussein. I hate Saddam Hussein, but I love Saddam Hussein according to the press because they're dishonest as hell. They heard what I said. And number two, and they said it very, very strongly. They said, he should have spoken about Hillary Clinton longer. Now I wrote out like four pages and I wrote out, and I read it point by point by point, and after a long time -- I don't know, many, many minutes, you know, I got thousands of people, and this really stupid guy, Chuck Todd.
I won't use his name. I refuse to use his name. I refuse to call him sleepy eyes. I'm not going to call him sleepy eyes anymore. But he's talking about, he had an opportunity to hit Hillary Clinton. Did you see what I did to her last night? Am I correct?
I mean, it got to a point -- I was hitting her so hard and the problem is I'm a professional, and I'm hitting her so hard, and I know it doesn't mean anything because the system is rigged and it's fixed and it's broken. So, I'm doing it, and I'm doing it because I feel I have to do it, and it's sort of boring to do it, to be honest with you. So, I didn't want and I wanted to get on to the military and the vets. I wanted to get on to these other subjects. I wanted to get on to terror, OK, because we are going to experience things that you won't even believe, folks. Watch the predictions. Lots of predictions, right? And I want to get on to terror, and one of the reasons the women are liking me a lot lately is because -- thank you. Thank you!
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Thank you! Because they feel I'm going to keep our country safe. I'm going to keep our country safe. And they love Ivanka, and they love Melania, and Melania and Ivanka and Eric and Tiffany and Don are going to be speaking at the convention. So we're going to see.
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And by the way, so just to finish, by the way, so I get hit this morning, like, he had the opportunity to go after -- everyone said, I had made a great speech. I'll tell you how bad my speech was last night. CNN covered it from point to point without a commercial. FOX covered it practically from beginning to end. Others covered it -- that's how bad my speech was yesterday. That's how bad -- you know, if it were bad, folks, these guys. They don't care about polls. They don't care about anything. They only care about one thing. What's the one thing? Ratings! Ratings!
So I made a speech last night that some of the folks gave an A to. Some of them gave an A-plus to, but when I saw NBC's sleepy eyes Chuck Todd this morning, he had a chance to really go after Hillary Clinton. Oh, what I did to her, but you know, after a while we have to talk about other things, OK, so here's the story. We're going to make America great again.
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We're going to make America great. We're going to take you on country back, for everybody, not for us. Not for this room. Not for this room. Not for the overflow room. Not for the people outside. We're going to take our country back for everyone. We're going to take it back for African-American youth who have a 59 percent unemployment rate, by the way. Fifty nine percent. We're going to take it back for African-American youth who have a 59 percent unemployment rate and have no chance. They have no chance in our society.
You know who I just spoke to? Big Don King. Big Don King. Just spoke to him ten minutes ago and I said Don, I would love for you to speak at the convention because you know what? You beat the system. And he's a friend of mine. Big Don, greatest boxing promoter of all time. In fact somebody said. And Mike Tyson endorsed me as you know, and Don King endorsed me. You know what Don King did, he owns a newspaper. He endorsed Donald Trump for president, Bernie Sanders for vice president, how do you like? And he put a big ad in the paper. His paper. He wants Bernie Sanders for vice president. I said that's a new one. That's -- big Don King. So --
[19:10:32] Wow! I like that, too. We like Newt. And I'll tell you why, Newt has been my friend for a long time, and I'm not saying anything, and I'm not telling even Newt anything, but I can tell you in one form or another, Newt Gingrich is going to be involved with our government. That I can tell you. OK?
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He is going to be involved. He's smart. He's tough. He gets it, and he says, I'm the biggest thing he's ever seen in the history of politics. Now, Newt's going to be involved if I get approval from his wife. That may be tough, but that's OK. And you know, I have somebody else very special here, so I have wonderful children, and you know, I'm lucky they were smart. They were born smart. OK? They were smart. God was good, and they went to great schools, and they did well, and they're in business and they do well and they feel so strongly about what I'm doing. They don't even like it in terms of doing it themselves. They love what they're doing and my one boy is here. Eric Trump. Eric.
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And I'm very proud of Eric. He's done a great job in the real estate business. Now I threw him into this political business. He's doing a damn good job, but he loves the real estate, and you know what I did? Let me tell you a little story. I love this. I love this crowd. Isn't it nice when you don't read from a speech? Ladies and gentlemen, thank you very much for being here or Hillary with the teleprompters every single time. And whether you go North and South or East and West, Donald Trump is a bad person. Donald Trump made a lot of money in Atlantic City, but he hurt the little people. She calls it the little people. He hurt the little people. I didn't.
He made a lot of money and government, what they did, I'll tell you. Did you see that sham? I left seven years ago. But she goes on this and then after a little while. Did you ever notice after about 12 minutes, people start leaving? We can't do that. The nice part is, let me tell you, so I go to Scotland, and I know I'm going to get killed when I go Scotland because the press is so dishonest. I went there to make sure that my boy -- I bought Turnberry four or five years ago, and we are doing this this massive renovation just like we're going to be opening the old post office in October. We're a year ahead of schedule.
I could open it sooner but I want to get in this close to the election as possible. Does that make sense to you? Like I was going to open it in August. I'm delaying the opening because I want it to be so close because when I opened it, even if I delay it a month or two, the hotel is going to open it sooner, but I want to say we're more than a year ahead of schedule and we're under budget and the product is even better than I said it was going to be. Right?
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Maybe I'll open it on November 7th, the day before the big day. Oh, we're going to have -- and the press will be there. They'll be there by the hundreds, but they won't say we're under budget. They won't say we're ahead of schedule, but that's OK. People know! But what happened is, we have children, and I want to support my children. I think I've been a good father, and I want to support them. So I put Eric Trump like individual things. Ivanka has been great. Don has been great. Tiffany is just starting now. She just has graduated from college. Baron has great potential, but he's 10, you know, but he's got great potential, but I put my children as they grow a little bit older in charge of different jobs.
And I put Eric in charge of the great Turnberry resort in Scotland, where the home of the British open which now they call the open championship. And Eric spent the last year going back and forth, he spent two day over there and then come back and go back and then fight with contractors and he got great contractors and they did an unbelievable job. I've been hearing about it. So, I said you know, if I go over there these dishonest, horrible human beings are going to say Trump went over to play golf, Trump in the middle of the campaign, but I can't do that, but I have to support my children, right?
So I said, you know, what? I want to fly over and I'm going to fly back, and I want to support my son. So what happened, but just to show you how it is. No, no -- just to show you how dishonest Hillary Clinton is and the press. So, I go out, we have the bagpipes and we have everything, we have a ribbon cutting on the 9th Tee, the beautiful 9th Tee overlooking the ocean and the beautiful lighthouses, one of the beautiful courses everywhere in the world. We rebuilt the course. We rebuilt everything. We rebuilt the hotel, it's great. And that was the day that Europe had the big turn where UK left, right? They left.
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[19:15:44] And I said, not bragging, but I have a pulse, right? That's what we need. We need somebody with touch. We have horrible people that have no touch, no brain, no nothing. So, you have Obama who said, if that happens, they'll going to go to the back of the line. I would say that was -- I think Obama might have been the reason that they broke away. OK? He doesn't help them. He actually said that the UK is going to the back of the line. Not a nice statement. Not a nice -- can you imagine if I said that? The back of the line? Boy, would I be killed for that statement.
So, he said, they're going to the back of the line. OK. Bottom-line is, I say, yes, a lot of times. I said, no, I think they'll going to break away, I think they want their independence, I think they're going to break away. I see what's happening with the migration. I see where countries are being forced against their will to take these people. They don't want them and instead of building these wonderful places where they can ultimately go back to their homeland where they want to be, anyway, they're just being forced. So, Germany is a disaster right now. Sweden, parts of Sweden. I mean, things are really bad.
So I said, I think they're going to -- and by the way, the odds are 20 percent that I would be right. Twenty percent. Because they said it's not going to happen, they're going to approve and that's going to be the end of that. I was right. They broke away. They broke away. I was right and then the next day they said, oh, Trump was right. The same thing can happen in the United States. Let me tell you. We're going to be right the second times folks. It's going to happen again. Because we're tired of incompetent people, we're tired of incompetent leadership and incompetent people. And Hillary Clinton, I say a bad judgment, she's incompetent. OK? She's incompetent.
The only good thing she's ever done is get out of trouble when anybody else would have been in jail by now. That's the only thing that I've ever seen her do that was a great job. I've got to give her credit. I've got to give her credit. I have to give Bill Clinton credit for going to that plane and saying for 39 minutes he talked about his grandchildren and he talked about golf. There's no way you could do that. I told you, two minutes for the grandchildren and two minutes for golf. We have 35 or 36 minutes left. Let's talk about Hillary! And Hillary then talks about, I think I would reappoint the Attorney General, and you're waiting for a decision by the Attorney General and you're saying you're going to give her a job. You're not allowed to do that. That's bribery, folks.
And then the Attorney General comes out as Newt said, but the Attorney General comes out and the Attorney General says, no charges. That's bribery, wouldn't you say? That's bribery. You're not supposed -- she said she's going to reappoint the Attorney General and the Attorney General is waiting to make a determination as to whether or not she's guilty and boy, was that a fast determination. Wow! She could have at least waited a little bit longer. Don't just come out with one or two sentences. Talk about it a little bit. So, look, again, again. Trouble. So, here's what happened. So, I go to Scotland.
Beautiful, the weather was beautiful, the waves are crashing up on the rocks. We're opening the course and getting ready to cut a ribbon. We have so many press. We had over 400, how many? Four hundred. Four hundred. Four hundred and fifty. It was unbelievable because they're all there for Brexit and they were all there to see what was going to happen. Will the UK break away? And now that's about six hours old so they're bored. They want the next story. So, the next story is Trump. So, I go there. And all of a sudden I start hearing these things. What's Trump doing in Scotland? Who he's playing golf. OK. So, I have a news conference. It was a great news conference.
Even Newt said that was a great news conference. Right? I did a great job, Newt. Newt says, I did a good job. He's a very critical guy. He sometimes said, I don't like what he's saying, but there, I did a good job, right? Newt! Newt! So let me just tell you, I said any questions? So, I'm not talking about the -- any question and the place goes crazy. The cameras. I'm telling you, we had as big a group of media as you've ever seen. They all drove up. You know, from London and everybody just converged in Turnberry, so I'm taking questions.
[19:20:08] One of the questions was, Mr. Trump, if the pound goes down, how will Turnberry do? So I say, I didn't bring this up. I said, look, here's what happens. If the pound goes down Turnberry will do very well because a lot of people are going to travel to the UK, they'll come to Scotland. Turnberry is going to do very well if the pound goes down. OK. Period. That's it. I answered the question. The next day it's in an ad by crooked Hillary Clinton and I'm all over the place, but they don't show the question.
It's here's the thing. They're sort of, did you hear Donald Trump? All he talked about was his resort and they show me. They don't show the question. If the pound goes down Turnberry is going to do very well. OK. Then, they gave me a golf club. But I said, I don't want to touch it. I don't want to touch golf. I'm just, I'm leaving. I inspected the hotel. I inspected the course. I said Eric Trump, you did a great job. I'm getting the hell out of here now because I want to be back campaigning. I want to get out. Congratulations, my boy, I love you. Come up, Eric, come up. I love you, my boy! I love you!
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I said, that's my six foot, six boy, but he's always going to be my boy, right? So, I said Eric, I'm out of here, I'm going. I'm leaving. I've got to go. But they said, Mr. Trump, would you like to hit the first ball? No, I don't want to touch a club! Because I know if I touch a club these horrible, horrible human beings, plus the Hillary Clinton thousand-people staff that she has, right, will come up with a clip of me holding a golf -- so I don't want to touch it.
So, we cut the ribbon, I inspected the property, I'm very proud of the job he did. Unbelievable job, I went around, and I got out of there. I was in Scotland one night. That's not easy. You know, that's a long trip, right? I was there one night and I was out of there. So here's what happens. The next day the news comes on, Donald Trump who went to Scotland in the middle of the campaign to play golf, but here's what's worse. They took my statement on the pound, if the pound goes down Turnberry is going to do great. They don't know how I'm answering a question. So, everyone thinks I'm bragging and I want the pound to go down. OK.
But here's the worst. So that crooked, crooked disgusting groups that worked for Hillary Clinton, now remember, I never touched a club! I never -- they show me hitting a ball. Donald Trump playing golf in Scotland during the, you know, troubles and everything else of the world, and they put it in an ad. But the picture was from two years before at a different course! The only good thing -- no, it's true. And they said playing golf at Turnberry. So two good things happened out of it. Number one, the head of Turnberry called me up and he said, sir, did you take an ad because we're being swamped with business. I said, really? That's good, right? That's good.
And the other thing is the swing looked good. They didn't put one of my bad swings. I have them too. The swing actually looked good, so Hillary, thank you very much. But you know what? How dishonest is that? So they show me, playing golf at Turnberry and I didn't play golf. That was two years. The picture was two years old or more. In fact, it was more? You know how I can tell it was more? I was even thinner. I said man, I like that. Actually, I never went too well because I loved the swing and I looked thin. Well, relatively thin, OK?
But I just want to say, this young guy, my daughter, my other son Don, my wife who puts up with a lot with all that is going on, I mean, this is big stuff. This is big stuff. But my family has been so -- my sister who is incredible. My sister who is a federal judge, court of appeals, my other sister Elizabeth, my brother Robert who is a great guy. I have one brother who passed away. But I have great children, Tiffany has been so amazing. My kids, my family have been so unbelievable and this is not easy for them. They go out.
Mostly people love it, but some people don't. You know, the one thing that's interesting, and I told this to Eric on the plane, my wife said, you know, when you go out, everybody loved you. Now most people love you, but there are people that don't. You've never had those people before. I said, but we have to make America great again, and ultimately, hopefully, my biggest dream is to have those people love me, too, not because of me, but because we're going do such a great job. Does that make sense?
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[19:25:09] So I'll introduce -- I'll introduce Eric Trump. Eric Trump did an unbelievable job. He is doing an unbelievable job and he was pushed into the world of politics not because he wanted it, but because I said good luck on television tonight. You're doing the show. So Eric Trump, everybody.
ERIC TRUMP, DONALD TRUMP'S SON: Wow! Wow! Wow! Thank you. We have some good fans over there. You know, my father is just the greatest. I truly say this from the bottom of my heart, I love him to death. As a family, we love him and thank you for loving him. You know, as a family, we are so proud of him. You know, he is going to win this. We are going to win this. He is going to make America great again. We are going to beat crooked Hillary Clinton, no question about it. We'll going to bring this country back and thank you guys so much for all of the support from our entire family. Thank you. We love you, Ohio!
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TRUMP: Thank you, Eric. Thank you. Thank you to your brothers and sister, and thank you to everybody and the family has been just incredible. So, when I was getting off the plane I just wanted to tell you a couple of good things and a couple of bad things and, you know, the country and what's going on. Terrorism is at a horrible, horrible level. People don't feel safe. Polls are coming out saying they feel more unsafe right now than they have at any time for many, many years. We're going to make you feel safe again. Remember that. You're going to feel safe again.
I'm very, very proud of the fact that when we ran that in the history of the Republican Party, I got the most votes ever by a lot, almost 14 million votes. More than anybody that's ever run, and I'm very proud of that fact, and maybe more important, and I want to thank the RNC and Reince Priebus, he's been great. I have to tell you, Reince has been really great, and I mean that 100 percent. He's been so amazing, and he works hard. He'll fly if there is an event in California. He will fly on that plane and he'll be there and I'll say, weren't you just in Washington?
Yes, I flew to be at the event. I mean, the guy is really terrific, but it was just announced that the Republicans, in terms of the primary voters, final count -- final count, 62 percent up from four years ago. It's unheard of. That's an unheard of number.
That is an unheard of -- did you know that, Newt? That is an unheard of number. The Democrats -- ooh, there was a mosquito. I don't want mosquitos around me! I don't like mosquitos! I don't like those mosquitos. I never did. OK. Speaking of mosquitos. Hello, Hillary, how are you doing? So the Democrats -- the Democrats were down with all of the Bernie Sanders stuff and everything you hear and all this. And by the way, our crowds are so much bigger than his, it's not even close. But with all of the things you hear, the Democrats are down 21 percent from four years ago.
There is no real enthusiasm. They had enthusiasm for Bernie, but Bernie was outflanked by the establishment. He was really outflanked and he never had a chance. And frankly, I never would have a chance except we were winning by such large numbers. If we didn't win, I mean, Florida, 21-point victory, won 66 of 67 counties. New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, you look at all of these different places and Rhode Island, Maryland, Delaware. We had a group where we won every single county in every single state. In California, I got 78 percent of the vote and there were still lots of names down there.
And, you know, when you have the largest number of votes in the history of the Republican Party and we had 17 people running, folks, that's big difference as opposed to two or three or four, we had 17 people. So it's impossible to win that number when you have 17 people and we won easily, more than Ronald Reagan, who we love. More than Richard Nixon, more than the Bushes, more than Dwight D. Eisenhower who did have a lot to do with the Second World War victory, in all fairness, right? So, we had a great things. So, that was a great thing. The bad part is this. In coming off the plane I heard that our trade numbers are a disaster. A disaster.
Getting worse than ever before. We're losing so much money. We have trade deficits that are so massive, not only with China. Not only with Mexico which is massive. I take my hats off to the leadership of Mexico for the job they've done on us.
[19:30:03] They treat us like we're babies. They treat us at the border and with trade. Have you ever seen the companies that are moving to Mexico?
I think I won Indiana largely because Carrier air-conditioning company -- I love Indiana. Well, I also won because of the great Bobby Knight, right? Bobby Knight!
I told you the story where Bobby called up and said, sir, you're going to run for president. That was a year before I did it. You've got to run for president. I said is this Bobby Knight? I didn't know Bobby Knight. And then when I ran and when I got to Indiana, somebody said, do you think you could ever get Bobby Knight?
I said I think so, and I pulled up a stack, and I had his paper and I had his number and he picks up the phone and he goes, I've been waiting for you to call. He's a cool dude. He won 900 games. He won three championships for Indiana.
He won the Olympics. He won the Pan Am Games. And he had the last undefeated season in college basketball. He's a winner.
Jack Nicklaus, total, winner and Jack, you know, in Ohio, I mean, to me having his endorsement is so great, but Jack and Bobby, we have so many unbelievable champs endorsing. So many unbelievable champs.
So, here's the story, folks. We're going to turn it around. We're going to bring our jobs back to this country and we're going to bring them back big league. We're not going to let companies -- we're not going to let companies
leave our country without there being consequences, consequences. As an example when Carrier left and they left 1,400 people -- and those 1,400 people, many of them followed me all over Indiana. They love Trump because I'm the only one that spoke their language.
They were fired like dogs. They were fired by a mid-level management guy. They had jobs, some of them for 30 years, they were fired viciously like you never saw anything like it and fortunately, somebody had a cell phone or I probably wouldn't be talking about it right now and it was all over the news and it made a big impact and I've been talking out it long before it went to Indiana and these other guys started to talk about it when they arrive to try and win because that was going to be the firewall.
Remember, the firewall -- Trump is going to win New York, but Trump is going to win also Pennsylvania and these other states and Connecticut and we're doing great in Connecticut, too, by the way. But Trump is going to win all these states, we agree, but when we get to Indiana, that's the firewall! Trump's not going to win the firewall.
And we won the fire wall in a landslide! That was a big, big --
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And then everybody just said, you know what they said? We just can't take it anymore. We're leaving and that was the end of that, right?
But we've had an amazing period of time, but what I would have told Carrier air-conditioning, and I would if I would have gotten there in time. Maybe they still, I would have said enjoy your plant. Hot weather, pretty hot up here right now, by the way, too. Hot weather.
I said, enjoy your plant. Make lots of air conditioners, but when you start selling your air conditioners through our very strong border, because we're going to have a very strong border and we want people to come in. I want people to come into the country that are going to come in by the thousands, but they're going to come in by the country legally, right? Legally.
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So -- so I'm going to say, meaning myself -- I always kid with this. I say to my wife, I want to call Carrier, and she'll say, you're the president of the United States. You're not supposed to be calling an air-conditioning company, but I said, it's so much fun, and I'm so good at this stuff.
So, I get somebody, I get Carl Icahn to call. That would be pretty good and I have so many people endorsing us, but we call up Carrier. We say, enjoy your new plant. I hope you have great success, but every single time you make a beautiful air conditioner and you want to sell it to the United States, there's going to be a 35 percent tax on that air conditioner coming into this country. OK?
(APPLAUSE) Now, a lot of conservatives, these characters that have been fighting me, never Trump. Never Trump. Never Trump. Here's a guy, you talk about a great conservative, but he gets it. Some of these people don't get it. Never Trump.
By the way, never Trump is disappearing rapidly. You heard about the $51 million, anybody? $51. Raised $51 million, right, $51 million. Even Newt couldn't believe that, right, Newt? $51 million raised.
So, here's what's going to happen, and I just started in the middle of -- listen, it sounds like a football game. Newt! Newt! Newt! I don't know, Newt, are they booing or are they saying Newt? It's one of those names, right? They do love Newt.
[19:35:01] We all love Newt. Newt gets it.
I'll tell you one thing, folks. I'm not saying it's Newt, but if it's Newt, nobody's going to be beating him in those debates, that's for sure, right? Nobody. Nobody's beating on Newt in the debates. We raised $51 million and "The Washington Post" had a good story for the first time in a long time. They gave a great story and it said $51 million. Nobody could believe it.
And I only started in mid-June. They were beating me up. Trump was down and I'm raising the money for the party. I'm putting up a lot of my own money, like I put up over $50 million for the primaries. I'm putting a lot of my own money.
OK, but here's what's going to happen, folks, here's what's going to happen. We're going to be so successful and when people call me, pundits, people that right up here in these platforms, look at these people. I can't stand them, but look -- look.
One of them called who is here today and said, Mr. Trump, what you've done is incredible. Sir -- this is a pretty liberal guy. I was surprised he called me "sir" actually. What you've done is absolutely incredible and honestly, he said, you know, it's not so incredible. I haven't won. He said, no, no. You don't have to win. You don't have to win. What you've done has never been done before in the history of politics. It's incredible.
I said, let me give you a little clue, if I don't win, meaning the one person, and I wasted a lot of time and a lot of money, I haven't done a damn thing. That's the way I feel about it. That's the way I feel about it, because we're not going to be able to lower your taxes. We're not going to be able to get you good health care. We're not going to be able to save your Second Amendment which is under siege, by the way, and the National Rifle Association, the NRA, endorsed me with the earliest endorsement they've ever given to a candidate, OK, and Hillary Clinton wants to take your guns away and she wants to effectively abolish the second amendment.
That's why they gave me the early endorsement because she is unthinkable for the NRA. Unthinkable, but all of these are going to happen. So, let me just finish by saying the following --
ERIN BURNETT, CNN ANCHOR: All right. You've been listening to Donald Trump addressing a crowd in Cincinnati, Ohio, appearing with Newt Gingrich. A possible VP contender and what he said on that was interesting just a moment ago.
Right now, the former campaign manager for Donald Trump, Corey Lewandowski, is with me. Bill Kristol, the editor of "The Weekly Standard". Hillary Clinton supporter, Bakari Sellers, David Gergen, who advised Reagan and Clinton when they were president, and John Avlon, editor in chief of "The Daily Beast." All of them with me right now.
Let me start with you, John Avlon. You just heard him say if it's Newt, and I'm not saying it's Newt, nobody's going to beat our Newt in the debates. It was a pretty ringing endorsement. Does that lead you to think that Newt Gingrich with whom he appeared on that stage tonight is indeed going to be the V.P.?
JOHN AVLON, CNN POLITICAL ANALYST: I don't think you can say that Newt will be the VP, but this is the closest Trump has come as he goes through this sort of veepstakes reality TV show tour to really saying that this guy, I could imagine representing me in the vice presidential debates, which is really the moment for the veep to shine. He also said earlier in this, shall we say, rambling remarks that Newt would be part of his government in whatever capacity.
So, clearly, they seem to be gelling. He seems to be having a good job on the stump, but that debate reference, I think, is significant.
BURNETT: And, Bill Kristol, you heard what he just said there, the never Trump movement, slamming that movement. "Never Trump is disappearing rapidly" and bragging about his $51 million, which by the way, is a significant amount of money to raise, but does that give you pause? Does that make you feel that, look, he is -- the never Trump movement has no chance?
BILL KRISTOL, THE WEEKLY STANDARD: No. There's an article just out in "The Wall Street Journal" actually in which Trump's own delegate counters (ph) for the convention acknowledges that there are about 680 delegates who are anti-Trump, about 950 candidates who are for pro- Trump right now, and about 900 who are for grabs.
I think Trump could be denied the nomination if the delegates are free as they should be and if they historically have been to vote their will, to vote their conscience on the first ballot. I think what's necessary is that the chair of the convention, Speaker Paul Ryan, allow them to have roll call votes and vote as individuals and as delegates to a convention and not be some rubber-stamped results from months ago.
So, never Trump was not dead and that was an amazing speech. It was one of the most mind boggling and you come into the studio and it's half an hour with Trump's on and you're thinking, gee, I'm thinking preempted. That's kind of annoying. You know, you hear from the train. I got to say, it was gripping in its own bizarre way. I think he
should be president, but it was pretty amazing, pretty entertaining, the golf course, the kids, the mosquitoes.
[19:40:02] I mean, it was something else.
KRISTOL: Yes, there you go.
COREY LEWANDOWSKI, CNN POLITICAL COMMENTATOR: So I think we've converted another one. Another Trump supporter has gone from the Never Trump side to understanding now that, this election is a binary decision. This is about Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, and I think Bill is going to support Hillary Clinton.
And what this comes down to is the convention. And there's 112 members of the rules committee. You need at least 28 members to sign a document that says a rule will be considered. Right now, that never Trump movement doesn't have even 28 people at the rules committee who are willing to sign a document to even have a rule looked at, let alone a plurality or 57 people who will change the rules.
So, Donald Trump is going to be the Republican nominee. The convention starts in 12 days. Hillary Clinton is clearly the person in this election who is crooked, who has just beat the FBI caucus. It looks like the Democrats are starting to coalesce around here with the potential endorsement of Bernie Sanders. It's time for the Republicans to come together with the singular focus, which is to put Donald Trump into the White House and make sure that we don't have four more years of a failed administration.
BURNETT: So, David Gergen, did he go in any direction towards assuaging, because the way Bill Kristol breaks down those delegates, of course, that math does not look very good for Donald Trump right now if they're allowed to vote their conscience? Did he do anything in that speech tonight? I've got to agree with Bill Kristol.
It was gripping in its own way which includes the fact that you could be talking about Jack Nicklaus' stats, Bill Clinton's grandchildren's picture, a mosquito and a whole other lot of things in a speech that somehow came together.
DAVID GERGEN, CNN SENIOR POLITICAL ANALYST: Well, it did. It was rambling. It was interesting, there's no doubt about that.
But I must tell you just from a political calculation point of view, this was the second straight night in a rambling speech he's raised issues that sort of cloud out the Hillary Clinton story. He needs to keep the focus the Hillary Clinton story for the next few days. Last night, he talked about Saddam Hussein, totally unnecessary, gratuitously talked about that and got attention on that, and tonight, he's talking about Newt Gingrich and stirred things up, brought that it might be Newt his vice president, and again taking attention away from the main driver for him right now between now and the convention is going to be this email story.
And with the hearings coming up tomorrow, you would think he would focus on that and where that might go, but he's being Donald Trump. Now, I will say this, I think that coming out of the FBI determination on the emails, that there's a very good chance that Hillary is going to pay a price in the polls in the next few days. If that's the case, it's only going to strengthen Donald Trump's hand at the convention. I think it's almost certain now that he'll be the nominee.
BURNETT: And I want to talk about what happened today because, of course, there's a significant development on the email story. But before we get to that, among things he brought up tonight, he brought up the star, of course, from that tweet that the campaign, social media director had sent out and they subsequently removed under criticism of anti-Semitic and replaced it with a circle. It had come from a white supremacist site.
He said in this rambling speech that they shouldn't have taken it down and doubled down in defending it. How big of a possible mistake was that? Bill?
KRISTOL: I think it was a mistake, and I think it's very revealing. No question it came from an anti-Semitic website and instead of saying, hey, my social media director was over-swamped, he took from a place he shouldn't have, he didn't realize what it signified, I'm sorry, the end. As David Gergen said it would have been the end and let's get back to talking about Hillary Clinton's emails or about his own the agenda such as it is for America. He couldn't resist doing that.
He also accused basically the attorney general of the United States of bribery. He said that Bill Clinton bribed her and it's unclear how the attorney general would have convinced James Comey, the FBI director, to do the wrong thing as Trump would have seen it, but I guess he's accused the attorney general and the FBI director. The FBI director is a pretty well-respected bipartisan, of accepting a bribe and being pressured.
I mean, really, does he want the whole point --
BURNETT: All right. Let me --
KRISTOL: David Gergen made a very important point. The Hillary Clinton story is very damaging, just let it sit there and let it develop and the questions tomorrow are going to and they should be in my opinion, does Donald Trump really believe that James Comey, the director of the FBI was bribed to not prosecute Hillary Clinton?
BURNETT: All right. We'll hit pause on that for just a moment. You're all going to be with me because he did, in fact, use the word directly "bribery" tonight. There was no beating around the bush about it. He said it was bribery, and this comes just an hour or so after the Attorney General Loretta Lynch made it official, there will be no charges for Hillary Clinton.
We're going have that and what Donald Trump had to say about it just after this. Our panel will be back.
And then the other major news story today, a deadly police shooting and it is absolutely unbelievable footage when you see this. We have shocking new video to show you so you can see for yourself whether this was a cold-blooded killing or not. That's coming up.
[19:47:56] BURNETT: Breaking news: the Attorney General Loretta Lynch officially closing the Clinton email investigation just about an hour ago. There will be no charges. Lynch slamming the door on any possibility that Clinton could face criminal charges for her use of a private email server while she was secretary of state. Moments ago Donald Trump came out using the word bribery.
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TRUMP: Hillary that talks about, I think I'd re-appoint the attorney general, and you're waiting for a decision by the attorney general! And you're saying you're going to give her a job. You're not allowed to do that! That's bribery, folks.
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BURNETT: Of course, Clinton has never said she's considering keeping Lynch on as attorney general. That's just speculation out there. My panel back with me.
So let me go straight to you, Bakari. Bribery.
BAKARI SELLERS, HILLARY CLINTON SUPPORTER: I heard my fellow colleagues on the panel say that Donald Trump's speech was gripping a little while ago, but I just think that shows you how we've become a culture of low expectations and Donald Trump has set the bar so low. What we've had today was this meandering kind of stream of lack of consciousness where instead of hammering Hillary Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Hillary Clinton, he threw out this conspiracy theories that you find in the dark part of the web like the bribery, he went to mosquitoes, he went to Don King. I mean, he did all of this stuff without any policy prescription.
He's the only person, candidate today who would go on stage and actually talk about African-American youth and not mention Alton Sterling. He's the only person who will go on stage and even bring up mosquitoes and not talk about the Zika virus. I mean, the lack of depth from Donald Trump, it's not gripping. It's appalling and I think we should characterize it as such.
BURNETT: And we're going to talk about Alton Sterling actually in just a moment on this program. But let me get your response, Corey, to that. Bribery, he said it tonight after Loretta Lynch closed the investigation, said no charges. He said it last night.
Is it irresponsible for him to say such a thing, he's alleging bribery of the United States when there was no bribery that there was nothing like that in any way, shape or form that there was anything like that? Nothing.
LEWANDOWSKI: Well, let's just be clear, where this story reported originally was at "The New York Times" which said that they had a source that said that Hillary Clinton potentially thought about reappointing Loretta Lynch if she's elected president of the United States.
[19:50:03] This isn't something Mr. Trump made up. This is a source from "The New York Times" and someone who's supposedly close to the Clinton campaign.
BURNETT: That's not a source saying there was a quid pro quo. That's very different than saying would you exonerate me.
LEWANDOWSKI: What you need to look is at totality of the circumstances. The private meeting at the airport between Bill Clinton and Loretta Lynch. If you look at the Rasmussen Polls that came out today, 81 percent of the American people think people of stature get treated differently, 65 percent of unaffiliated voters disagree with the FBI's decision not to prosecute, 25 percent of Democrats agree with the FBI's decisions -- they disagree with the FBI's decision not to prosecute Hillary Clinton.
The bottom line is the FBI and if you look at Alan Dershowitz's piece today he talked about the decision and how fundamentally flawed it was of him getting up and making those statements, what he should have done was his job that put together the evidence and turned that over to the prosecutors and let them decide and not make his recommendation. And that is what has flawed the system and Loretta Lynch is taking that.
And it's amazing how within 24 hours of the FBI director making a statement, they've already closed the case and so, we're not going to move forward. They've given nobody the time to review the evidence that the FBI has presented. It's amazing to me.
BURNETT: Of course, she said she would accept whatever the FBI recommended and they recommended no charges. So, in that sense, it doesn't seem like a lot of time. I know there are --
LEWANDOWSKI: She was going to allow the prosecutor in this case to review the documents and take their recommendations is what she said. So, the FBI was supposed to turn over that documentation to the professional prosecutors and she was going to take the recommendation of the prosecutors. For a case which has gone on for a year and a half, to have the FBI director come out yesterday and make a recommendation and within 24 hours, that case is closed is really astonishing and a tragedy to justice.
BURNETT: John, astonishing and let's just talk about this. The Donald Trump that he has now used twice, bribery.
AVLON: Yes, look, that's absurd and he don't put too much stock in a specific words Donald Trump used. He clearly doesn't. This is isn't a speech. This is free association.
You know, we haven't seen anything like a political figure like Donald Trump since Huey Long. This is a 45-minute, rambling speech. It's a good thing Donald Trump doesn't drink because you'd mistake him for something the guy at the end of the bar says.
He's talking about Bobby Knight, his own golf course, Jack Nicklaus, Zika virus, bribery. I mean, there is totally without structure, without argument.
And the worst part if you're a Republican is, it loses the opportunity to prosecute a point about the way that James Comey took apart Hillary Clinton, even though he said he would not press charges. He dissembled Hillary Clinton. It was harshly critical in a way that can reinforce a lot of her existing negatives.
Instead of hammering home that point over and over again, it's rambling free association time with Donald Trump on the campaign trail. That is yet another unforced error and another sign of this candidate who isn't just unusual. He comes across as unhinged at times.
BURNETT: All right. Thanks very much to all of you tonight.
And next, more breaking news. You heard Bakari mention Alton Sterling. New cell phone video of a deadly struggle between white police officers and a black man in Louisiana. The footage on this is stunning. We have new video. We want you to be able to see for yourself. Our report next.
[19:56:38] BURNETT: Breaking news: new video emerging tonight of a black man shot to death by a Louisiana cop as he was pinned to the ground. The Justice Department tonight investigating the shooting. We want to warn you that this new video is graphic.
Nick Valencia is in Baton Rouge with the breaking details.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Hey, bro!
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: He's got a gun!
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Shots fired! Shots fired!
NICK VALENCIA, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): The deadly confrontation between two white police officers and a black man on the streets of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, started with a 911 call just after midnight on Tuesday.
911 DISPATCHER: Suspicious call to a 2100 North Foster across from Fairfield. Selling CDs on the corner. Gun in his pocket. He pulled the gun on the complainant and told them he couldn't be allowed there.
VALENCIA: Cell phone video shot by a bystander outside of Triple S Food Mart between the officers and Alton Sterling. Witnesses say the officers first tried to use a stun gun against the 37-year-old. He's then pinned against a car and wrestled to the ground. Someone shouts --
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: He's got a gun!
VALENCIA: He's got a gun.
With Sterling on his back, one officer pulls his gun and aims it at Sterling's chest.
Sterling lay dying on the street, known as the CD man, he sold CDs and DVDs outside the store.
Abdullah Muflahi, the store's owner, says he knew Sterling for six years and the two were joking around minutes before the shooting.
ABDULLAH MUFLAHI, STORE OWNER OF TRIPLE S FOOD MART: After they shot him and got up his hand was on the side of him. There was no gun in his hand. After the cop had went inside his pocket and pulled it out.
VALENCIA: As word of the shooting spread, outrage grew on the streets.
CROWD: Hands up! Don't shoot!
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: He's a good person! What? For what?
MUFLAHI: Everybody loved him. He never caused any problems with anybody.
VALENCIA: At a press conference, 15-year-old Cameron Sterling was inconsolable as his mother remembered Alton Sterling.
QUINYETTA MCMILLAN, MOTHER OF ALTON STERLING'S SON: The individuals involved in his murder took away a man with children who depended upon their daddy on a daily basis.
VALENCIA: A preliminary autopsy shows Sterling died from multiple gunshot wounds to the chest and back. The two officers involved have been placed on administrative leave. One was involved in another shooting incident in 2014 and later cleared of wrongdoing.
Louisiana's governor turned over the investigation to the Justice Department and the FBI.
GOV. JOHN BEL EDWARDS (D), LOUISIANA: Certainly, the footage that I observed of the video that was made available, I have very serious concerns. The video is disturbing, to say the least. (END VIDEOTAPE)
VALENCIA: And this just in to CNN, a source with knowledge of the investigation tells me that those two police officers involved in the shooting death of Alton Sterling were interviewed last night by local investigators with the Baton Rouge Police Department at the request of the district attorney. Two state police officers here in Louisiana were there to monitor the interview, and this source also tells me that there is body cam footage as well as dash cam footage, but that the two videos made public are more clear than anything else out there right now.
And I'll tell you, Erin, the activists here who have seen the video have made it very clear they believe that this was a murder caught on camera of a black man at the hands of two white police officers -- Erin.
BURNETT: All right, Nick, thank you very much. It is absolutely just unbelievable to watch that footage.
Thank you all very much for joining us.
"AC360" begins right now.