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community event topics or situations that are happening, those folks can get together and that is what i've really seen this liber becoming is more of an opportunity to create and contribute to the community. we're no longer look at ourselves as a warehouse for books and hope that people come and want to continue to read print material. we do on a tradition and we do still -- honor that tradition and we do still collect print materials and we want people to see is as a place where they can come and enjoy spending time with one another, meeting new people, having someone to share an idea with and kind of like
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our third place in the community, you have your home, your work and where do you go for your entertainment? where do you go to learn something new to add to your knowledge? you come to the library. the library system plays a role in the library world of the state of michigan. we have 11 branches that are across our county. we're the only county department that has the ability to reach the vast majority of our residents. but we have are, they are not individual autonomous branches here at main library. we do have wonderful teams of staff at each branch who know their communities, they know the reading and entertainment values , not values, likes and dislikes in the community. and we administer the basic business of doing library service from the line -- main library.
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we are one big team. we come together once a year to have a big staff event where we do training and learning and just being together. what that means for the community is that there is consistent library service across the county so if you are interested in a book and you are from the downriver area and that branch does not particularly have that book, we can get that book for you very quickly within 24 hours from another branch. another thing that that does for
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us is we are able to have consistent policy inconsistent procedure so your excellent customer service that you receive in one branch you will see mirrored in another branch. one of the most surprising things that i find about the sinclair public library is that it is vibrant. there are people here who use the library and enjoy the library and are excited about what we do in the community. on a personal net, i grew up at this time. i grew up in port huron. i went to school here, i went away to college but i brought my family back to port huron and one of the things i thought was so important was to get back to my community and doing so at the director of the library system, it is a joy and a pleasure to be here and to work with these wonderful people making those connections, building those relationships with other community agencies, working together to break down some of those barriers. that is a huge joy for me. one of the think the viper system is doing, we are looking at how library services
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delivered to the community today. we are looking towards the future and what library users will want and need for the future as well as helping to educate those folks who are, maybe don't have access to all the benefits that others may. we still do honor the traditions of library service of yesterday. while we are continuing to build and renew our print collection and audiobook collections, we are also embracing the electronic collections. we have e-books, you magazines and we also have streaming media. we are introducing these things to the community and making them available for our residents and
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hoping that we continue to stay relevant for those folks. >> book tv is visiting the city of port huron. next we speak with an author who shares the city's history through his book port huron, 1880-1950. >> we are currently standing in front of the last known surviving structure of a military installation that was originally constructed in 1814 during the war of 1812. at the time, canada was the enemy, it is controlled. -- british controlled. this structure was built in 1829 with other structures of similar design to replace the original stockade style or log cabin style building originally built. prior to the telephone and communications we know today,
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the postcard was one of the quickest ways to send small pieces of information back and forth. the idea there was to keep things in a concise format, a greeting to let people know that you have arrived at a location and also as a remembrance of where you were. the name of my book is port huron, postcards from 1880's-1960. i read it as a continuation of a project my father had wanted to do. my dad collected postcards of sinclair county and its region
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for about 40 years. unfortunately he passed away before he was able to get the project finished here i guess you could say i help them all -- him. the timeframe of the book, it is the largest occupation of torture on really fits within that time praying -- port huron really fits within that timeframe. the period of largest growth. it is a fairly well documented period of time. one of the photographers, he was prolific and worked in a small window of time prior to 1912 in roughly from about 1905 to that period. it is known that he took close to 18,000 images, which if you understand what that took in that era, that is astounding.
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the postcards are marketed in a variety of forms. they're often the photographers themselves would have studios. he had a studio south of here and in ontario. you could purchase postcards directly from him. he also had several locations within hotels, train stations, like today when you go to a church -- tourist attraction there a kiosk where you can pick up souvenirs. it was similar to that. lewis'images because of their clarity and the forethought that he took to post people -- pose people and understand the timeframe he was in, several of
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the images were ahead of the time in terms of how he took them. in many instances, there are the only known images of the subject matter that he took on those photos of. i can think of several great lakes freighters, passenger boats that he took images of. one instance there is a freighter known as the cyprus. it was in water for three weeks. it was constructed and passed through and he took an image of it and there's only one other known image because it sank in lake superior and month later. those things stand out. the historical connections with several of our local businesses
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as well were important. one of the more important aspects to the postcard era was the development and change in transportation over time and you can actually see that through some of the images that i chose. the ship for instance, a means to travel that most of us don't even recognize today which would be the trolley which is what a very vital connection in our area. it is highlighted there. it was a short period of time and took place mostly in this era. you see several images related to streetcars within the mental -- middle of a generic town image. or out in the hinterlands. it is interesting when you look at some of these images, one of the things that really stands out is how people spend their leisure time, not unlike today, he will see people doing a lot of outdoor activities.
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one of those, several images of people commuting -- canoeing. bicycles were popular. one the most important aspects of the images you will see is documenting how the area has changed. port huron has gone through several changes since that era. even since the ending of 1960, even in the 50 years hence, the images often depict buildings, parts of the city that are no longer there. also, sort of a time and place that is very indicative of when the photo was taken or says now. it is fun and i had several people who have purchased the book tell me that they like to take the book and find out where
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the photo was taken and see how that has changed. these types of books are often, so much is driven by the image that some of the commentary gets lost or is not as emphasized as much. i worked very diligently when i was giving background to the images to try and get folks a real chance to make that connection with today. i will very often reference what was there, what is there today. and then what made this image is significant to the history of the community. one of the things that tends to get lost when you're looking at several of these images is, what is conveyed on the backs of one
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of the front? because you're forced up a time or people were forced to write things in a very short and succinct format, it gives you an indication of what they thought was important. many cases it is very different than what we feel is important to the. in some cases it is very similar. they tended to stick to, just the facts. they really believed that contain the most important things were important but he could see a real idea of what things, what people, what events were important in the daily lives and that kind of a window is very often a tough thing for historians in particular to get an idea of. that is one thing in particular that i think the postcard era really hasn't able to document
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and ways that you may not have been able to document prior. >> our visit to port huron is a book tv exclusive and we showed it today to introduce you to c-span cities tour. for five years we have traveled to u.s. cities bringing the book seem to our viewers. you can watch more of our visits at
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saying they discriminate against it. voting rights, and the impact on the 2016 election. argumenteme court oral . members of congress look at whether to restore the voting rights act. plus, a discussion on whether the voting rights act is necessary. here is what the presidential candidates have to say. mr. trump: the what does that
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mean, you just keep walking in and voting? missing clinton: get -- mrs. cap disenfranchised people of color and young people from one end of our country to the other -- [applause] >> watch our issues spotlight on voting rights saturday night at 8:00 p.m. eastern on c-span and the some news on a 2016 presidential reportingthe news is the original presidential debate is really as little to decide who will participate this fall. the article reads in part intended a small need to hit an iabage of 18% and hold the cm the washington post on the previous and new york times, cnn and the research corporation, fox news, and a wall street journal plan. the 16% threshold has been
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announced as the monday after a consultation with a gallon and she is currently in average of all three diets here on since then starting monday, september .nd is in you sunday, october 9 and wednesday. democrat hillary clinton will be --ned by joe biden today this runs about an hour. >> ladies and >> ladies and gentlemen, please welcome joe biden and hillary clinton. ♪
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hillary: wow. hello, everyone. >> hello! hillary: thank you. thank you all so much. >> [chants of hillary] hillary: it is great to be back in scranton, pennsylvania. tell you how important vice s to me and to
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president biden. we both have a lot of memories -- that's right. nostalgic trip for me because my brothers are here. lake winola every my life and loved every minute of it. there are a lot of people in our family has known or joe's family has known we are years and grateful to each and every one of you. wonderful to be here in scranton with senator casey. [cheers and applause] hilla
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your congressman, matt cartwright. lackawanna zing deeds.reporter of and we sure miss that husband of yours. you and inking about sending you our best wishes. auditor so here with general, too. and, of course, as i said, i'm with the one, the only, vice president joe biden! over on north
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washington avenue. matter how far he traveled he never forgets where he's from. i have seen him in a lot of settin settings. spotlight as vice president and senator. in quiet moments with constituents. and in the situation room that g to make decisions affect our lives and security. nd wherever he goes, he's always the same guy. a fighter for everyone who needs for towns like scranton and above all a fighter families! "joe"]t iing hilla hillary: i think he would be the
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say he cares about your families because his family. kathryn taught joe that all people deserve to be dignity.ith when you see someone fall you help them back up because we are this together. that is the biden way. seen how he fights for working families because he believes in the basic bargain that makes america great. should work for everyone not just those at the top. and he stands up against i injustice. he has led the fight to end violence against women and girls. and he stands up for peep's and and -- people's lives including the project he is behalf of president
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obama, the cancer moon shot to breakthroughs and save lives. you know, his beau, a great father, a great public servant, being, passed away last year. to joe is personal biden. he knows it is personal to a lot of families. why he is fighting so hard to make a difference. this fall i'mcted going to ask joe to continue the to rtant work he's begun help us fight and defeat cancer. [cheers and applause] has ry: so, as someone who worked with joe for years, first in the senate, then as a member the obama-biden cabinet, i attest that passion for
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standing up for people and trying to make lives better. pushes him to work as hard as he can every seconds of of us.ay for all and joe and his wonderful wife children raised their and grandchildren with those same values. how oe, i hope you know much not just scranton but your a loves you and family. [applause] [chants of "joe"] hilla hillary: it means a great deal to have him by my side. where to re deciding have the first campaign rally there really was only one answer. isn't just joe's hometown. too.s my dad's hometown,
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within e bidens were on avenue i was on another. methodist ned at the church on cord street. y grandfather worked at the scranton lace mill starting as a teenager. it was not easy work but you know what i learned? that business treated its workers right. elieve it or not, the scranton years mpany, all those ago , actually offered a health haring plan and benefits at the beginning of the 20th century. aey understood something that lot of folks have forgotten. their derstood that workers were responsible for much of the business's success. was only fair that they said in that success and their too.ies benefited,
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because of that job, my give my fatherld a better life. my father was able to go to college. where he nn state played football. then, after he got out of penn it was 1935, right in the depths of the depression, and he looking for a job and he heard a friend of his knew somebodywho heard that was hiring in chicago so he trainlly hopped a freight from scranton to chicago. more.'t recommend that any where he got a job as a salesman. during into the navy wor world war ii and when he got out e started a small business in chicago where i grew up. and, just like his father before im, my dad was determined to give us even greater opportunities than he had. american that is the
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dream. no matter where life takes me, i am the emember i granddaughter of a factory worker and daughter of a small am so prouder and i of it. he , you know, the story of t r rothams and bidens is not unique where the stories were written. no matter what donald trump says, america is great. american dream is big enough for everyone to share in its promise. but we have a lot of work to do. know that.anton you
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president obama and vice president biden pulled us back financial crisis since the great depression and put our economy back on a setting. i personally don't think they enough credit for that. under their listen we created 15 sector new private jocks, 20 million people can -- jobs, 20 million have healthcare and the auto industry just had best year ever.ver. so i think the job of the next on that is to build but take on deeper challenges that emerged long before the persisted have through our recovery. inequality is too high and wages too low and too hard for too late to get ahead. top priority is creating an economy that works for everyone, at the top so
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that why i said five ambitious there.o get us we are going to make the biggest investment in new good paying world war ii. [cheers and applause] second, we are going to make college debt free for all of people llions struggling with student debt. [cheers and applause] hillary: third, we are going to on companies that overseas. and profits and we are going to reward companies that share profit was employees like the scranton lace company did almost ago.tury [cheers and applause] .> chants of "hillary"
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hillary: thank you. make sure wall street corporations and super rich finally pay their fair of taxes! fifth, we are going to respond to the way american families by ally live and work today making child care affordable because in today's economy there no parent or grandparent staying home with the kids and we are going it paying family leave because sometimes you need to take care of your child or sick parent and you should not lose your job for taking care of them. [cheers and applause] now, you know whenever i mention these issues, donald that i'm ys says playing the woman's card. you know whether i say? i'm playing the woman's card, then deal me in!
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i really believe that together go a long way toward building a stronger, where everyone can contribute to its growth and share in its rewards. what is trump's plan? he laid it out last week. even before he did i didn't think it was going to be good for working americans. but it turned out to be worse than i ever imagined! some of you may have friends up here in northeastern ennsylvania who are thinking about voting for trump. i know. friends should not let friends trump!r [cheers and applause] but, just in case you an have a conversation explain that donald trump would give trillions, with a t, in tax cuts
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to big corporations, wall street and oney managers and that would lead to cuts in things like education and healthcare. calledor a new tax loop local we will call it the trump would allow use it him to pay less than the current many of on income for his companies. a pretty sweet deal. endould ends up paying a -- up paying a rate lower than taxes.s of middle class that is assuming he pays any taxes which we don't know his taxwe have not seen return. we do know just by looking t the data, we know that the 400 richest taxpayers in america would get an average tax cut of $15 million a year from the trump loophole. then is the estate tax he
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wants to eliminate. you believe he is as wealthy as he claims, that would save family $4 billion. ut it would do nothing for 99.8% of the other americans in our country. yeah, $4 billion tax cut for trump. 99.8 99.8% of americans get nothing. with of what we could do those $4 billion. we could pay for more than get a veterans to four-year college degree. we could provide a year's worth healthcare to nearly three million kids. of an funds a year's worth federal assistance to state and local law enforcement. there are a lot of better money.o spend the
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and he is now saying he wants to help people pay for child care excluding those payments from taxation. the who that will help most. it will help rich people who 30 or 40 cents on the dollar to pay for their nannies. hard working families who can't afford child care in the first will get little to no real help. that is why his child care plan panned by experts, left, right and center. because, remember, right now child care cost as much as in most college tuition of the country. so, we need real solutions that for working people, not just the well off. and to prove that he really this issue, trump made a point of talking about on his businesses officer site child care to works. that perked me up.
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because if he really did that it would be a big deal. more countries would provide on site child care. for would be a huge benefit employees. but, like so much of what he is not it turns out some of his resorts, hotels and clubs offer hild care services but for guests, not employees. just saying. if you stay at a hotel trump you in somethingur kid called trump kids. they will get special children's room service and children's spa servic a nanny for a fee. but if you work for his business, if you clean the rooms, water the lawn, carry nothing! bags, you get
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not even sure trump knows kids rovided a trump program is not the same thing as care for real child your workers. like his tax breaks for billionaires are not the same as plan to help america's working families. vice president biden has a saying i love. me what you value. show me your budget and i will you clear donald ty trump wants to give trillions of like eaks it people himself, not invest in our kids, police officers, teachers and anyone who really provides services. face serious challenges in america. we need serious leadership. not a reality tv
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it is as real as it gets. ook at what is happening in milwaukee right now. we have urgent work to rebuild trust between police and and get back to the fundamental principle everybody should have respect for the law respected by the law. [cheers and applause] hillary: with all of these challenges you have to ask is trump up to the job. speech about isisa today. for e laid out my strategy defeating isis over many months. saeurpbg rike their wears from the -- sanctuaries air and local forces on the grounds. we re making progress and will surge our intelligence so we detect and prevent attacks happen.they we will disrupt their efforts online to reach and radicalize country.ople in our
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it won't be easy or quick but we prevail. there is no doubt in my minds. [cheers and applause] illary: [chants of u.s.a.] again, in ce comparison donald has been all over the place on isis. letting syria be a free zone for isis. major country that could launch attacks against us and others. he talked about sending american troops. well, that is off the table as far as i am concerned. we will wait and see what he says today. says he won't e tell anyone what he will do ecause he wants to keep his
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plan "secret." hen it turns out the secret is that he has no plan. that was very clear when he said i know more about isis than the generals. no, donald, you don't. said more hat, he countries should have nuclear weapons including in the middle ea east. he talked about walking away from our european allies. temerity to say that the united states military is a disaster. wish he had spent as much time joe and i have meeting the brave and women who serve in the military, meeting with their families.and gold star those are not the words of someone who respects our sacrifice that our young men and women make every single day.
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[applause] sat in look, i philadelphia -- i said in bait elphia a man you can with a tweet is not a man you can trust with nuclear weapons. it is also not man you can trust heal our economy, help our cities or be a role model for our children. is no doubt, donald trump unfit and ent allie ly ally -- temperamental unqualified to be president of the united states and commander in chief. my friends, america deserves a president that can get the job done, bring our country together, not tear it apart. hard r real results for working americans and we can't win this election without you. you to why i'm asking join right now. take out your phone and text j-o-i-n to 24746.
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we are hiring organizers rights across pennsylvania and country. we are going to run a vigorous pennsylvania.s we are going to keep building the future that you and your families deserve. and i'm so sure we can do this. specially with this man fighting along sides us just like he always has. scranton, please let's give it up for the vice president of biden!ited states, joe vice president biden: hello, folks.
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to be home. olks, let me tell you what scranton does deserve. scranton deserves what it has is ys deserved because it made up of so many people with courage. i mean this sincerely, from the bottom of my heart. courage, , determination, who never, never, ever give up. they deserve someone who not only understands them. someone who is with them and they deserve someone the same stuff. that is hillary clinton. it is good to be home with so around.iends as i look
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as a matter of fact, one of the people in the reception line [laughter] tell her, i am coming home. i was there when i was running. up in the bedroom i had written on the wall is joe biden slept here and lived here. i am glad that added the lived here part. i'm often asked why we moved from greenwich to claymont, delaware, and then wilmington, delaware. it is because of bob casey. the casey's lived five blocks around the corner from the st. clair's. i am midway between bobby's dad and bobby. i knew only one of us are going
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to make it out of greenwich, and it was not going to be me. so i had to move. there was too much casey talent in the neighborhood. bobby, you are a great friend and great united state senator. thank you. [cheers] as they say in southern delaware, they talk at you like this, matt cartwright, that boy married up. he married right up. always seeking influence. you got it, man. matt you are doing a wonderful , job as well and you become a very dear friend as well. thank you. i have been home since this time, but i stood here 8 years ago kicking off our campaign. with hillary and bill clinton at my side. having my back. it was just me up here.
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they came to show their support. i want to make it clear that as scranton has always had my back, we in fact, all of us, will have your back, hillary. [cheers] scranton has been -- some of the folks in our administration were there on election night when the results were coming in. i give you my word as a biden i asked one and only one question, what did we do in the northeast? we won by a larger margin than we had anytime before. the rest did not matter. i took full credit for it. nothing to do with it. you know, if you listen to barack, you would think i was a kid who just climbed out of a
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cold mine with a lunchbox. from scranton. i am from scranton and i was a kid at one time. as so often my people in delaware presented -- resented -- i have represented them for 46 years as a u.s. senator. 44 years and high public office. i swear to god, hillary, there is a parade that started on the 4th of july just as i was getting started in 1972. it was called and parade. it is right on the pennsylvania border. from the time my boys were then 3 and 4-years-old, four and 5-years-old, three and 4-years-old, they were in the parade with me. so when my beau, i would tag
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along with him. for real, in the parade. one thing i am trying to do, after the people have been so generous to me after all these years and beau as the attorney general, i am trying to go back and he was many things in my last year at home to show my affection and appreciation. i was in the 4th of july parade recently, surprising the press and everyone because i was there. there were thousands of people there. many of same people waited five hours and line to pay respects at my son's viewing. i was there to thank them for the overwhelming support they gave me for all those years. as i continued along the parade route, two guys came running up to me. big guys. guys i played ball with, bigger than me. secret service was about to have a heart attack.
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they said, joe, what in the hell is all this stuff about scranton, you are from claymont. so you all have to write a note and tell them i love scranton, it is my home, but home is where your character is stamped. where it is stamped into your soul. [applause] where your values are set. where your view of the world and your place in that world began. for me, that was 2446 north washington avenue around my grandfather's table is where i learned that money does not determine your net worth. [applause] that no one, i mean it sincerely, this is deadly earnest, i've learned that no one is more worthy than you and everyone is your equal. i learned from my mother, and she said this so many times.
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she would say look at me. remember, you are defined by your courage and redeemed by your loyalty. say everybodyn to has had tough times. as long as you are alive, you have an obligation to strive. you were not dead until you see the face of god. here from myd father is i could be anything i wanted to be. anything could be accomplished. this is not a joke. this is real. that's a measure of your character is not whether you get knocked down and fall, because you will, but the measure is how quickly you get up. i learned about resilience from my father, who like many of you and many of your parents made
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what i call the longest walk. the longest walk any man or woman can make is up a short flight of stairs to their child's bedroom to say honey, i am sorry. we can't live here anymore. we lost the house. or daddy and mommy do not have a job. i remember my dad making that walk, moving us to our grandfather's home. what i remember most is him saying i promise you. i promise you everything is going to be ok. he meant it, he knew it. he used to be a basic bargain. it used to be a bargain if you worked like hell.
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they did well. you got to participate. that was the bargain. what hillary is all about is making sure every one of you can look your child and grandchild in the eye and say i mean it sincerely. everything is going to be ok. think how many people you know who don't feel like they can say that right now. my father when the said it on the balls of his heels, he meant it. he thought there was a clear shot if you worked hard. learned my father and grandfather's table was reinforced by my neighbors and friends all around this town. pride, independence, resilience. when i moved away from scranton, i was going into 4th grade, but i never left. i spent summers, holidays,
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college weekends weddings, , funerals, bar mitzvahs, and for me it was not the lake. what ialways remember have been taught and you all believe. everyone is entitled to be treated with dignity and respect, no matter who they are. that america -- [applause] and hillary gets this better than anyone i know. america can be defined in one single word, possibilities. that is the thing about america. that is the thing about scranton. that is the thing about who we are. anything is possible. that is the america i know. ladies and gentlemen that is the , america hillary clinton knows. [cheers]
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you know the people that i trust most in public life? and i am in doing this a long time, i trust the people where the feeling starts in their gut, moves to their heart and then is articulated by a great mind. hillary understands the hopes and aspirations of the people in claymont, in scranton, and every scranton and claymont in the united states of america. i am known her for over 30 years. i knew her before she was first lady. when she became first lady. when we served together in the senate. during her years as secretary of state, once a week we would have breakfast in my home. i became the obama whisperer. [laughter] she would look at me and say what did he mean by that? ,he loves her. everybody knows this has never
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been an issue. unlike is a gigantic issue with her opponent. all kidding aside, by the way, my family is right there. [cheers] i did not even see you. secret service, you see that beautiful young girl right there? make sure she gets back when i leave the stage. we are not leaving till i get a hug. anyway sorry guys. ,[laughter] kind of a family thing. look, think about it. everybody has known from day how one smart and great hillary is. everybody knows how tough she is. will i don't think everybody knows enough about and may be , the irish catholic and , we wear peace here
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everything on our sleeves. i do not think they fully understand how passionate she is about what she does. i want you to listen for a minute. i don't even want you to clap. i want to make sure you understand what i know about her. she understands that the college loan to get a bright young girl or boy to school is about a lot more than whether or not they will get a chance. it is about the pride and the dignity of the parent who looks at a child. i mean that sincerely. just listen to this. i remember i went down to my dad's place of work to pick up a car and he was wondering back and forth through the parking lot. the secretary said he is out there. i walked out, and he said joey,
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i am sorry, i am so damn sorry. this was before cell phones and i thought something it happened. he said i went to the bank today, honey, they will not lend me the money to get you to school. i am so ashamed. hillary understands that the most damaging thing to a parent is to look at a talented child or a sick child or child in need and not be able to do anything. she has understood that for years. she has understood great years that millions of people here in scranton and claymont and all across america went to bed staring at the ceiling thinking, my god, what happens if she develops breast cancer or he develops lung cancer? what happens? we lose everything. what do we do then? a lot of you remember those days. my family remember those days. she gets it. she understands what it will
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mean. i really mean this. it is more about her. she understands what it means for these beautiful young girls. i'm being serious now. these three beautiful little girls i am looking at now, what it will mean to them when it is president hillary rodham clinton. [cheers] it will change their lives. it will change their lives. it will prove my daughter and granddaughter can do anything my son and grandsons can do. that is what it will mean. it's consequential. let me say this as clearly as i can. if you live in a neighborhood like i grew up in, where my wife jill grew up in, if you worry
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about your job, getting decent pay you worry that your , children's education, taking care of an elderly parent after losing the other one, there is only one person in this election who will possibly help you, and that is hillary clinton. [cheers] chanting fol[ks, she has always .illary, hillary, hillary she has always been there. it is not a joke. she has always been there. that is her life story. let state the obvious. that is not donald trump's life story. senator ted kaufman, whom you know very well. he used to be my administrative
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assistant for years and years. graduate of the wharton school. a degree at duke. the working school does not have a trump sign up. the difference between success and genuine success, excuse me, minimum success and a real success is someone who has nothing and makes $1 million is a real success. someone who inherits $1 million and makes $20 million, they are not a bum, but a mere success. some are bums. not all. let me tell you the part that bothers me. as hillary points out and knows no one ever doubts i mean what i say. let me tell you what really
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bothers me most. maybe this only works where i grew up. i don't know. what bothers me most about donald trump is his cynicism is unbounded. think about this for a minute. you are raised in the area, you are different ethnicities, different backgrounds. different backgrounds. there is one thing i have noticed all the years i have spent and i've always come home. that is that the way you were raised, if you have ever showed a lack of empathy for someone in trouble, if you have ever summed up or thought the phrase he is most proud of, you're fired. think about the phrase, you're fired. all kidding aside.
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i really mean this. maybe it is just me. think about what your mother or grandmother or father would have said to you. think about everything you learned as a child. i really mean it. the matter where you were raised. how can there be pleasure in division and you're fired? he is trying to tell us he cares about the middle class. give me a break. and to repeat myself, it is such a bunch of malarkey. [cheers] it makes no sense. none, none. this guy does not care about the middle class. i don't even blame him in a sense because he does not understand it. he does not have a clue. he really doesn't. he doesn't have a clue. by the way, there is something else he has no clue about that
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has nothing to do with being a democrat or republican. i have worked with a president of the united states. i have served with hundreds of senators. only 13 senators and history i'm embarrassed to say have served as long as i have. dozens of secretaries of state and defense for both parties. and i can say without hesitation, no major party nominee in the history in the united states of america, don't , has known listen less or been less prepared to deal with our national security. what absolutely amazes me is he does not seem to want to learn it. i really mean it. he does not want to seem that
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-- to want to learn it. he doesn't seem to think it matters. this man is totally and -- is thoroughly, unqualified to be president of the united states of america. [applause] he not only lacks the temperament, i would feel better if that is all he lacked. on every issue that matters most to our security, donald trump has no clue what it takes to lead this great country. now look, if i had said this 8 or 10 months ago, you would say i am being partisan. i am partisan. i make no apologies for that, but i'm not mean about it. i do not know any more democrat that has a more positive relationship with republicans than i do in the united states senate. but having said that, look at
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the people who come out. scores and scores of the most prominent republican thinkers in the national security field. they come out to both political parties. he has no idea what he is talking about. even confronted with the facts he does not want to find them. a few times he tries to deal with it he reveals a profound misunderstanding of what is at stake. listen to him. he belittles our closest allies in this hemisphere and europe. nations who stand with us are part of our security network . they are with us when we address every international challenge. those who fought and bled alongside us for decades. he wants to toss those relationships aside like his failed business venture or something. in the meantime, he talks about encouraging other nations to develop nuclear weapons as if nuclear war is a
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trivial affair. does he not understand we wrote japan's constitution to say they could not be a nuclear -- power? where was he in school? someone who lacks this judgment cannot be trusted. there is a guy that follows me. he has the nuclear codes. god for bid anything happens to the president and i have to make a decision. he is not qualified to know the code. [cheers] he can't be trusted. i was proud. my son beau served for a year. came back a highly decorated soldier. i must tell you had donald trump been president, i would have thrown my body in front of him. i really mean it.
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to keep him from going if the judgment was based on trump's decision. every president since harry truman has look towards europe whole, free and at peace. one of the most consequential people right now who is trying to undo that is a man donald trump says see admires. i am not big on character assassination. i really mean that. look at everything, any campaign i've ever run. like that old program, just the facts. that was joe actually. friday[laughter] but he says he admires vladimir putin. no, no, no. here is the deal. hillary knows as well as anyone dealing with putin as i have an -- and the president has and
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john kerry, putin is determined to crack nato and crack the european alliance. that is his overarching, overwhelming interest. i am heading from here, getting on a plane and flying to kosovo and then serbia and then the baltic states. you know one of the reasons i'm going? to make sure to reassure those those members of nato and the baltic states that we mean what we say. we mean what we say, the sacred alliance we had for 60 years. because they are worried. [applause] listen to his comments about ukraine. he assures us russia will not move on ukraine. without understanding they already moved on ukraine and occupied crimea. this guys shame has no limits. he has even gotten so far as to ask putin and russia to conduct
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cyber attacks against the united states of america. even if he is joking, which he is not, even if he is joking, what an outrageous thing to say. look folks, these are not isolated examples. he is even showered praise on saddam hussein, one of the most vile dictators of the 20th century. a man who repeatedly backed terror attacks against israel because he was supposedly a killer of terrorists. that is why he liked saddam. he would have loved stalin. he would have loved stalin. look this says a lot about his , approach. it explains why so often tactics ofes -- terrorist enemies themselves,
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religious intolerance, casting entire communities as culpable. torture when he knows it is illegal and says he would still order it even on the military commanders said they would not obey his orders. when can you think of an ever in history where military commanders have said before a man or woman is elected that they would not follow his orders? threatening to kill innocent family members of suspects. indiscriminate bombing was what he calls for. that is how anyone hoping to lead this great democracy in the world should behave? he likes autocrats. he wields the politics of fear calling for a ban on muslims in , the united states. slandering proud muslim parents of a gold star family. threatening to send american citizens to guantanamo? i will tell you, this guy is ok. trump's ideas are not only profoundly wrong, they are very dangerous and very un-american.
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they reveal a profound ignorance of our constitution. it is a recipe for playing into the hands -- you have been standing for so long. it is a recipe for playing into the hands of terrorists and their propaganda. last year isil's top leader who we have been tracking since we got bin laden, hillary, john, the president, his name is bagdadi. he said the goal is to compel the crusaders to actively destroy the gray zones themselves, meaning anywhere where christians and muslims live he called the gray zone. he said the objective is to destroy the gray zone. muslims in the west, he says, will have to quickly find themselves between two choices,
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either apostatesize or immigrate to the islamic state, and thereby escape prosecution. how does he make the case? by pointing out no muslim is welcome in the west. isil wants to manufacture a class of civilizations between us and them. trump is trying to give them exactly what they want. last week he stood in front of a crowd in florida and said president obama founded a terrorist organization, isil. now look, this i should end with. that is an outrageous statement, but let me tell you why it is a dangerous statement. why as he might say the bad guys are listening. yesterday the head of hezbollah, a terrorist organization, iran's
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top terrorist circuit and direct threat to our ally israel repeated trump's claim in the entire muslim world and around the world that president obama founded isis. what differences that make? here is exactly what the leader of hezbollah said referring to trump's accusation. he said this. this is a spokesman for hezbollah. this is not a simple speech referring to trump. "this is an american presidential candidate. this was spoken on behalf of the american republican already. -- party. he, meaning trump, has the data and documents to back it up." if my son were still in iraq,
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and i say to all those that are there, the threat to their life has gone up a couple of clicks. it has gone up a couple clicks. we saw what is happening in turkey. of being partg us of the coup attempt. ladies and gentlemen, does he have any idea of the adverse consequence of these comments have on our allies and friends and the physical safety of our troops? trump is already making our country less safe, and i'm testing your stamina. [laughter] >> so let me go to the end here. [cheers and applause] >> hillary has forgotten more
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about american foreign policy teamtrump and his entire will ever understand. ladies and gentlemen -- [cheers and applause] >> hillary has been there. she has been tested. i have been in the room with her as we jointly have with the president's leadership, sending these killers to the gates of hell. at our weekly breakfast on the international stage, she is strong, she is respected, she's admired. there's nothing, there's nothing, nothing that she doesn't understand about america's place in the world. ladies and gentlemen. >> [cheers and applause] >> because she knows one thing, that donald trump doesn't know, it's never, never, never, ever been a good that to bet against
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the united eights america -- the united states of america. given a fair shot. given a fair chance. never,ns have never, never ever let their country down. inies and gentlemen, scranton and in america, we never bow, we never banned, we never yield, we own the finish line, that is who awe are, and she gets it. [cheers and applause] ande are second to none, hillary clinton is going to write the next chapter in american history. [cheers and applause]
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>> ♪ >> hillary clinton and the vice president scranton, pennsylvania. "the hill" writes that bob goodlatte and jason chaffetz have told the federal prosecutor specifically where they say hillary clinton lied to congress about her e-mail set up. at lawmakers allege in at least four separate occasions during an appearance before the
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house committee on benghazi that her claims were at odds with what the f ei has discovered to be the truth about her private server. they lay down what they say are detailed instructions for the justice department to file perjury charges. you can read more about it at the we will your donald trump's foreign-policy speech in just a couple minutes. first, here's an ad the clinton campaign released just before his speech. 50 former national security officials and their top aid came oute agains donald trump. trump continues to display an alarming ignorance of a six fax of contemporary international politics. he would be the most wreck this paren--
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and complete shutdown of muslims. >> he is a stunning ignoramus on foreign-policy issues. >> i felt like it was my primary subject. theset happens if one of countries gets attacked by russia? are you saying we aren't going to protect them? paid?king, have they >> i have no doubt that thinks he's an agent of the russian federation. >> his comments are impulsive, they are unsettling. whether we are talking about nuclear weapons. not a buddy who should be handed the nuclear codes. >> bomb the [beep] out of them. >> what is the timeframe between
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his decision and when the nuclear weapons are launched? >> it's dependent, but the system is designed for speed and decisiveness. it's not designed to debate. >> a man you can bait with a tweet is not a man we can trust with nuclear weapons. >> now we will show you the republican nominee's foreign policiey speech. "the new york times" writes it calls for significant changes in how the u.s. to find its allies, nationbuilding, and recommends how the u.s. screens people coming into the country. >> thank you. thank you.
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thank you very much. thank you. it's truly an honor for me to be with you particularly on the occasion of the talk that donald trump is going to give today about the danger that we face from radical islamic terrorism. notice i used the words radical islamic terrorism. [applause] donald trump is our only hope for change in the way in which we approach islamic extremists terrorism. he is our only hope for change. he is going to describe to you the america that president obama, and the person he, unfortunately and i believe now probably believes mistakenly, was selected as his secretary of
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state, hillary clinton. he will describe the world they were handed. then he's going to describe the world as it is now. in other words, the damage they have done, particularly in the middle east but all throughout the world. in almost every area that we can think of things are worse today than they were on the day hillary clinton were walked into the state department. i think history will write that she was the worst secretary of state at least in our lifetime. [applause] what have they left us? they have left us a government that used to be on offense against islamic extremists terrorism, radical terrorism to a government that's now.
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on defense, waiting for the next attack. isn't that what were doing? we are waiting for the next attack. god forbid here in america or here in paris or london, i have a friend who left to london yesterday and he was afraid to go to london. you know why he was afraid to go to london because we don't know where they're going to strike next. that's why 70% of the american people today are afraid. this is the world that hillary clinton created for us on all of those thousands of miles of trips which amounted to a much worse world than the one she was given. maybe it would have been better if she had stayed home. [applause]
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she and the president are afraid to even name our enemy much less confront them and defeat them. donald trump has the intellect, the stamina and the strength to confront our enemies. no one doubts that. and he has the temperament to win she is running on her experience. [laughter] if i were her, i would run away from my experience. i don't have time to talk about all my wounds but she's been found extremely careless by the fbi in handling our top-secret
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materials. i used to be the united states attorney in the associate attorney general of the united states. i hired many lawyers, tia agents, fbi agents and on and on. i had read many background reports. if i were to read a background report on someone who had been extremely careless with top-secret material, i couldn't hire them. in other words she couldn't be hired as an assistant u.s. attorney or an fbi agent, a cia agent, she couldn't be hired for any job in the government nor could she be hired by a contractor who was doing work with the government because she has a very, very bad security record. she was extremely careless in handling our top-secret material and she wants to be president. she has made millions and millions and millions and
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millions of dollars and her husband. you know what his name is. they have turned the state department into a pay to the clinton foundation to play with the department racketeering enterprise. do you know what a racketeering enterprise is? it's a racketeering influenced corrupt organization. that is what the clinton foundation is. it is a racketeer influenced corrupt organization put together for the enrichment of the clintons and selling america out to russian oligarchs, to money launderers and to crooks all over the world. read the book "clinton cash." i don't have time to tell you about all of it. then make it short and you will cover about ten pages worth of what i would consider straight
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out crimes. she has destroyed more e-mails than i have ever written. [applause] but of course, i don't do yoga. we can now see why she destroyed those e-mails. the e-mails show the connection between the racketeering enterprise i just described to you. it shows the connection between the people who were paying millions to the clinton foundation and to bill clinton in speaking, a one point to million dollars speaking fee, one point to million dollars to give one speech i mean he's a good speaker but one point to million just at the time hillary is calling up the treasury department and telling them to go easy on ubs. gosh almighty.
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as an ex-prosecutor i would love to get my hands on that case. man could i nail her on hours. well, enough about her because we aren't going to have to think about her after november goes past. donald trump is very fortunate to have mike pence as his partner. mike's background is exactly a complement to donald trump, meaning he is exactly what donald trump needs and donald trump is exactly what he needs and they are both exactly what america needs as a member of the foreign affairs and judiciary committee and during the time of september 11 when we went through the worst foreign attack since the war of 1812, remember we didn't start this war, they
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did. we don't want this war, they do. we didn't start it in 2001, they attacked the world trade center in 1993. they attacked it under the ideology of radical islamic extremism to create a caliphate, to destroy christians, jews, nonbelieving muslims from their point of view and other people. mike pence understands this. from his time on the foreign affairs committee, from his very, very timely visit which i remembered to ground zero when we were in desperate need of help, he was there and from his work on judiciary committees in helping to advance the patriot act, by the way under those
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eight years before obama came along we didn't have any successful radical islamic terrorist attack in the united states. they all started when clinton and obama got into office. he's also been in business then you know better than i do what a great governor he is of your state, what he has done for your state and house he's improved it and helped it and left it in tremendous condition. i am, when it gets to the state of indiana, we are going there next. youngstown ohio, i love youngstown ohio. so donald trump is very
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fortunate to have mike pence and i am very honored to introduce him because i've been a great admirer from the time he was in the united states congress through the time that he really has taken indiana to heights that, gosh if we could take the federal government there we would all be in great shape. all of you in ohio which is a state that i also love very much, you have to support mike, you have to support donald but here's the most important thing. our only hope for change, you have to support them because they are the ones who are fighting for the regular americans. they are fighting against the establishment in washington. they are the ones fighting against it the lobbyists and the people who control washington. and, the press that is complicit in it, they are not hiding fighting the press because they're criticizing them, they're fighting the press for
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you so you can get the truth, so you can get a fair presentation of the facts. when they fight the press, it's not because they're thin skinned or can't take it. they are both big tough guys who have been through a lot. they can take a lot. nothing's going to hurt them. they have been through it all. they are fighting the battle for you so that you and your children and my children and have a fair chance, equal treatment on the news pages, fair press on both sides. it is my honor to introduce to youngstown, ohio, the governor of indiana and the next vice president of the united states mike pence.
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[applause] >> thank you all. thank you, mayor. thank you, ladies and gentlemen here in youngstown ohio. it is an honor to be with you today. it seems like a few short weeks ago with my wife karen at my side i had the privilege to accept my party's nomination to run and serve as the next vice president in the united states of america. i am deeply humbled to be with you today. i'm grateful for that gracious introduction by mayor giuliani, someone that i deeply, deeply admire, a man who demonstrated his courage on a dark day in
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america and has been a clear and voice for the interest of the united states of america and our security ever since. today here in youngstown it is my privilege to introduce to you a man i've come to know personally over just the last several months, i've come to know his family, i've come to see him with the lights are often the cameras are off and i can tell you with conviction he is a man whose strength and leadership and vision will make america great again. today will be one more example as he articulates an
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extraordinary vision about national security. while many in the national media continue in the major and the minors, focusing on semantics over substance, today you will hear once again a man who will remain focused on the solutions to the real challenges facing the people of the united states of america. last week donald trump outlined his plan to restart our nation's economy, to make america work again. today he will speak with a clear and present danger that radical islamic terrorism poses to our nation. he will address how we can make america safe again. in my years of public service, i have have seen the handiwork of our enemies firsthand. i was in washington d.c. on capitol hill on september 11, 2001. i walked along with mayor giuliani in the ashes and rubble of ground zero about a week later in new york city.
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with my family on my side, i have stood in a quiet field near shanksville, pennsylvania where the heroes and the victims of flight 93 met their fate. since then i have seen the sacrifices of the american soldier in the global war on terror. then i watched over the last seven and a half years has the hard fought gains that they won were squandered by the failed foreign policy of barack obama and hillary clinton. history teaches that weakness arouses evil and the weak leadership of president obama and his secretary of state hillary clinton, leading from behind and moving redlines, making so-called deals and ransom payments to the radical in iran, the reign of isis are a testament to this truth of history.
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donald trump knows that america needs to be strong for the american people in the -- and in the world to be safe. today you will hear the latest installment for a new vision for a new time. in place of the aimless foreign-policy of the recent form past, you will hear a broad shouldered vision to confront our energy, restore our security and once again have america command the respect of the world. ladies and gentlemen, it is time for new american leadership, for a safer america at home, for a stronger america on the world stage, it is my high honor and distinct privilege to give you a
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man of courage, a leader who will name our enemy and marshal the resources and the national will to make america safe again. i give you the next president of the united states of america, donald trump. [applause] >> thank you, everybody, thank you very much. it's great to be with you this afternoon. today we began a conversation about how to make america safe again. in the 20th century, the united states has defeated fascism,
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nauseism and communism. now a different threat challenges our world. radical islamic terrorism. this summer there has been an isis attack launched outside the war zones of the middle east every 84 hours. here in america we have seen one brutal attack after another. thirteen were murdered and 38 wounded in the assaults on fort hood. the boston marathon bombing wounded and maimed 264 people and ultimately left the worst on the lgbtq community. and i'll tell you what, we can
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never ever allow this to happen again. -- in june, 49 americans were murdereda tt the pulse nightclub in orlando, the worst mass shooting in our history, and the community,e lgbtq and i'll tell you what, we can never ever allow this to happen again. [applause] thank you. in europe we have seen the same carnage and bloodshed inflicted
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upon our closest allies. in january of 2015 a french satirical newspaper, "charlie hebdo," was attacked for publishing cartoons of the prophet mohammed. 12 were killed, including two police officers, and 11 were wounded. two days later, four were murdered in a jewish delicatessen. in november of 2015, terrorists went to the shooting rampage in paris that slaughtered 130 people, and wounded another 368 people, some in very, very, very bad shape today. france is suffering greatly, and the tourism industry is being massively affected in the most negative way. in march of this year, terrorists detonated a bomb in
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brussels airport, killing 32 and injuring 340 people. this july in the south of france, an islamic terrorist turned his truck into an instrument of mass murder, falling down and killing 85 men, women and children, and wounding 308 people. terrible. among the dead were two americans, a texas father and his 11 year old son. a few weeks ago in germany, a refugee armed with an ax wounded five people in a gruesome trained attack. only days ago and isis kill innovative a christian church in normandy, france, forced an 85 year old priest to his knees, a priest who was beloved, who was beloved, before cutting his
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throat and just unthinkable other things. overseas, isis has carried out an absolute atrocity, one after another. children slaughtered, girls sold into slavery, men and women burned alive. crucifixions, beheadings and drownings, ethnic minorities targeted for mass execution, holy sites desecrated. christians driven from their homes, and hunted for extermination. isis rounding out what it calls mission of the cross, nation of the cross, in a campaign of absolute and total genocide. we cannot let this evil continue. [applause]
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thank you. thank you. nor can we let the hateful ideology of radical islam, its oppression of women, gays, children and nonbelievers be allowed to reside or spread within our own countries. [applause] we will defeat radical islamic terrorism, just as we defeated every threat we faced at every page and before. but we will not, we will not, remember this, defeat it with closed eyes or silence voices. we have a president that doesn't want to say the words.
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anyone who cannot name our enemy is not fit to lead our country. [applause] anyone who cannot condemn the hatred, oppression and violence of radical islam lacks the moral clarity to serve as our president. [applause] the rise of isis is the direct result of policy decisions made by president obama and secretary of state clinton. let's look back at the middle east at the very beginning of 2009, before the obama-clinton administration took over. libya was stable. syria was under control. egypt was ruled by a secular president and an ally of the united states. iraq was experiencing a
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reduction in violence. the group that would become what we now call isis was close to being extinguished. iran was being choked off by economic sanctions. fast forward to today. what we have, and think of this, and the decisions made by the obama-clinton group have been absolutely disastrous. libya is in ruins. or ambassador and three other really great americans are dead, and isis has gained a new base of operations. syria is in the midst of a disaster. isis controls large origins of territory. a refugee crisis now threatens europe and the united states. egypt, terrorists have gained a foothold in the sinai desert near the suez canal, one of the
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most essential waterways of the world. iraq is in chaos, and isis is on the loose. isis has spread across the middle east and into the west. in 2014, isis was operating in seven nations. they were in seven patients. terrible but that's what it was. today they are fully operational in 18 countries with aspiring branches in six more for a total of 20 more, and many believe that number is actually 28-30 countries. they don't even know. a situation is likely worse than the public has any idea. a new congressional report reveals that the administration has downplayed the growth of isis with 40% of analysts saying that experienced efforts to manipulate their findings. they are trying to make it look
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much better than india's. it's a bad. at the same time, isis is trying to infiltrate refugee flows into europe and to the united states. iran, the world's largest state sponsor of terrorism, is now flush with $150 billion in cash released by the united states, plus, if you remember from two weeks ago, another 400 million in actual cash that was obviously used for ransom. worst of all, the nuclear deal puts iran that no one state sponsor of radical islamic terrorism on a path to nuclear weapons. in short, the obama-clinton foreign policy has unleashed a isis, destabilize the middle east and put a nation of iran which chants death to america endowment position of regional power and, in fact, aspiring to
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be a dominant world power. it all began in 2009 with what has become known as president obama's global apology to work. we all remember. we all remember. in a series of speeches president obama described america as arrogant, dismissive, derisive, and a colonial power your kid was describing us. be informed of the countries that he would be speaking up about america's past errors. he pledged that we would no longer be a senior partner that sought to date date our terms. he lectured cia officers of the need to acknowledge their mistakes and described guantanamo bay as a rallying cry for our enemies. perhaps no speech was more
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misguided than president obama's speech to the muslim world delivered in cairo, egypt, 2009. i remember it well. in winning the cold war, president ronald reagan repeatedly touted the superiority of freedom over communism. and called the ussr. yet when president obama delivered his address in cairo, no such moral courage could be found or would be found. instead of condemning the oppression of women and gays and many muslim nations, and the systematic violations of human rights or the financing of global terrorism, president obama tried to draw an equivalency between our human rights record, and remember this, our human rights and bears. the records are unbelievable and unmistakable.
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his naive words were followed by even more naive actions. that failure to establish a new status of forces agreement in iraq and the election driven timetable for withdrawal surrendered our gains in the country and led directly to the rise of isis, without question. [applause] >> the failures in iraq were compounded by hillary clinton's disaster, total disaster, in libya. president obama has since said that he regrets and really regrets libya and the mistake he made. he considers it his worst mistake. according to then secretary of defense robert gates, the invasion of libya was merely a split decision.
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but hillary clinton's forceful advocacy for the intervention was the deciding factor. that's why we went in your with one episode of bad judgment after another, hillary clinton's policies launched isis onto the world stage. yet as she threw the middle east into violent turmoil, things turned out really to be not so hot for our world and our country, the middle east in particular. the clintons and made almost $60 million engrossing while she was secretary of state. it is unbelievable. incident after incident proves again and again, hillary clinton lacks the judgment, as said by bernie sanders, stability and temperament and the moral
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character to lead our nation. [applause] importantly, she also lacks the mental and physical stamina to take on isis, and all of the many adversaries we face. not only in terrorism but in trade, and every other challenge we must confront to turn our great country around. [applause] >> it is now time for a new approach. our current strategy of nationbuilding and regime change is a proven absolute failure. we have created a vacuum that
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allow terrorism to grow and thrive there i was an opponent of the iraq war from the beginning. a major difference between me and my opponent. although i was a private citizen whose personal opinions on such matters were really not sought, i nonetheless publicly expressed my private doubts about the invasion. i was against, believe me. three months before the invasion i said in an interview with neil thibodeau, to whom i offer my best wishes for a speedy recovery, that quote, perhaps we shouldn't be doing it yet, at that the economy is a much bigger problem. in august of 2004, the early right after the conflict i made a detailed statement to esquire magazine in an interview. here's the quote in full.
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look at the war in iraq and the mess we are in. i would never have handled it that way. this was right after the invasion. does anybody really believe that iraq is going to be a wonderful democracy where people are going to run down to the voting box and gently put in their ballot and the winner is happily going to go and step up and lead the country? come on. [applause] i then continued, two minutes after we leave, there's going to be a revolution and the need is, toughest, smartest, most vicious guy, in this case, guy, will take over. and he will have weapons of mass destruction which saddam hussein did not have. what was the purpose of this whole thing?
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hundreds and hundreds of young people killed, and what about the people coming back with no arms and no legs? not to mention, in all fairness, the other side, the tremendous damage done. all those iraqis kids who have been blown to pieces. and it turns out that all of the reasons for the war were blatantly wrong. all of this death and destruction for nothing. so i've been clear for a long time that we should not have gone in, but i've been just as clear in saying what a catastrophic mistake hillary clinton and president obama made with the reckless way in which they pulled out. [applause]
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after we had made those hard-fought sacrifices and games, we should have never made such a sudden withdrawal on a timetable advertised to our enemies. they said we are moving out your here's our time, here's our date. who would do this but an incompetent president? [applause] al-qaeda in iraq had been decimated, and obama and clinton gave it new life and allow it to spread all across the world. by that same token, president obama and hillary clinton should have never attempted to build a democracy in libya, to push for immediate regime change in syria come or to support the overthrow of mubarak in egypt. one more point on this.
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i have long said that we should have kept the oil in iraq. [applause] i said it over and over and over again. another area where my judgment has been proven correct. i just set it so many times, virtually every time i was interviewed. keep the oil, keep the oil. according to cnn, isis me as much as 500 million in oil sales in 2014 alone. that's before they really got started. fueling and funding its reign of terror. if we had controlled the oil, like i said we should, we could have prevented the rise of isis and iraq. both by cutting off a major source of funding and through the presence of u.s. forces necessary to safeguard the oil, and vital infrastructure
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products necessary for us to have the oil. i was saying this constantly and consistently to whoever would listen. i said, keep the oil, keep the oil, keep the oil. don't let somebody else did it. [applause] if they had listened to me then, we would've had the economic benefits of the oil which i wanted to use to help take care of the wounded soldiers, and families of those who died in the war. [applause] in addition to which thousands of lives would have been saved. this proposal by its very nature would have left soldiers in place of our assets.


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