WATCH LIVE: 2020 presidential candidates make their pitch at the Iowa State Fair

WATCH LIVE: 2020 presidential candidates make their pitch at the Iowa State Fair


>>THEY HAVE SAID THE NUMBER OF
REPORTERS I GOT PRESS PASSES, IT WAS NEARING 800 AND I HAVE
COVERED A FEW THINGS AND HAVE NEVER SEEN THE PACKS OF MEDIA
NUMBER OF CAMERAS AND PEOPLE WITH SMALL TELEVISION CAMERAS
AND CHASING PEOPLE AROUND. WHAT IS INTERESTING IS THAT
TRADITIONALLY YOU HAVE A CANDIDATE LIKE JOE BIDEN WHO
WOULD WALK TO THE FAIR WITH A LARGE MOB OF PEOPLE AND THAT IS
WHAT HE DID LAST THURSDAY BUT THEN YOU HAVE PEOPLE THAT ARE IN
THE 1% THAT WALK AROUND AND GET JUST AS MUCH ATTENTION WITH BILL
DEBLASIO AND ANDREW YANK. HE HAD PEOPLE THAT WAS NEARING WHAT
BIDEN HAD SO IT IS THE START WHERE PEOPLE ARE GUARANTEED TO
GET SOME COVERAGE AND SOME OF THESE PEOPLE SAW THE BIGGEST
CROWNS THAT THEY HAVE GOTTEN SO FAR AND THE MOST MEDIA
ATTENTION. >>THE PROCESS OF CHOOSING A
NOMINEE IS A LONG SLOG. VOTERS WILL NOT GO UNTIL FEBRUARY BUT
CANDIDATES ARE TAKING THE FIRST STEPS TO APPEARING AT THE TOP OF
THE TICKET IN 2020. >>ROAD TO ELECTION DAY IS
WINDING AND THE MASSIVE FIELD OF CANDIDATES HAS TO BE NARROWED
DOWN. HOW WILL THAT HAPPEN? IT ALL STARTS AT THE IOWA STATE
FAIR. WELL, KIND OF. IOWA VOTERS ARE INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT TO
KICKSTARTING THE PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION. A CANADA ONLY
BECOMES A NOMINEE BY WINNING OVER THE MOST DELICATE AND THE
MOST CAUCUSES THAT PRIMARIES ARE TO MENTION. EACH STATE IS WORTH A CERTAIN
NUMBER OF DELEGATES BASED ON STATE POPULATION AND THE TOTAL
NUMBER OF DELEGATES. THE FIRST STATE CAUCUS, EVERY ELECTION
SEASON IS, YOU GUESSED IT, IOWA. HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF I WENT
PARTICIPATE IN THE CAUCUS AND THAT MEANS CANDIDATES PUT EXTRA
TIME INTO CONNECTING WITH THOSE VOTERS. THE PRESIDENTIAL
CANDIDATES WHO ORGANIZED BEST IN IOWA —
>>I WANT TO THANK THE PEOPLE OF IOWA.
>>IT LOOKS LIKE PEOPLE ARE READY FOR A NEW PRESIDENT IN
IOWA. AND SEVEN IOWA STATE FAIR HAS BECOME A CRUCIAL SPOT FOR
CANDIDATES TO GET RECOGNIZED. >>WELCOME TO THE FIRST DAY OF
THE IOWA STATE FAIR. LET ME BEGIN WITH A RECOMMENDATION.
PORK CHOP ON A STICK. >> WINNING IOWA DOES NOT MEAN
THE RACES OVER. THE IOWA CAUCUSES FOLLOWED BY THE FIRST
PRIMARY IN NEW HAMPSHIRE. WHY DO THOSE TWO LUCKY STATES GET TO GO
FIRST? PARTLY AS AMERICANS LOVE TRADITION AND PARTLY BECAUSE
THOSE STATES FIGHT TOOTH AND NAIL TO KEEP THEIR ORDER AND
THEN THERE IS SOUTH CAROLINA PRIMARY AND NEVADA CAUCUSES.
STARTING WITH FOUR SMALLER STATES WITH LOWER POPULATIONS IS
INTENTIONAL AND SOME STATE IT ALLOWS CANDIDATES TO START IN A
MORE EQUAL FOOTING AND THEY CAN AVOID GIVING AN ADVANTAGE TO THE
BEST FUNDED CANDIDATE WHO MAY OR MAY NOT BE THE BEST CANDIDATE. A
MAJOR MILESTONE OCCURS ON SUPER TUESDAY WHEN THE MOST PRIMARIES
AND CAUCUSES HAPPEN NATIONWIDE. ON THIS DAY, CANDIDATES WANT TO
BE SURE TO TAP INTO THE STATES THAT HAVE HUGE DELEGATES AND THE
SMALLER RACES CONTINUED THROUGH APRIL AND MAY 2020. IT’S THE
SAME CANDIDATES FOR MULTIPLE STATES, YOU WILL SEE OTHERS
FEELING PRESSURE TO DROP OUT. CAUCUSES AND PRIMARIES ARE
WRAPPED UP AND THEN WE HOPEFULLY HAVE A MUCH SMALLER POOL OF
PRESIDENTS OF UNITS BY 2020. AND ITS WILL THEN COME TOGETHER TO
NOMINEE AND CONFIRM PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEES.>>AS WE JUST HEARD, I WENT HAVE
FOUGHT HARD TO KEEP THEIR FIRST STATUS WITH ONE MAN WORKING
TIRELESSLY TO MAKE SURE IT STAYS THAT WAY , FORMER CONGRESSMAN,
DAVID NAGEL. >>PEOPLE SAID IOWA SHOULD NOT
BE FIRST AND THEY ARE SAYING THAT WE DO NOT REPRESENT THE
COUNTRY. TOO WIDE OR RURAL BUT THAT IS NOT OUR JOB. THAT IS WHY
CALIFORNIA IS IMPORTANT. THERE HAS TO BE A PLACE WHERE PEOPLE
CAN GO TO MAKE THEIR CASE WHERE THE FIELD IS FAIR AND THE SYSTEM
IS RELATIVELY INEXPENSIVE. THAT APPLIES TO IOWA AND WE CONTINUE
TO PERFORM VITAL ROLES FROM THE COUNTRY. THE REST OF THE NATION
IS A BIT JEALOUS OF US BUT THE POINT OF THE MATTER IS THE
CANDIDATES AND CAMPAIGN MANAGERS LIKE IT BECAUSE IT GIVES THEIR
CANDIDATES AN OPPORTUNITY. >> YOU ALL GO TO A DISNEY LOCATION
ON A SPECIFIC NIGHT AND YOU EXPRESSION CHOICE FOR PRESIDENT
OF THE UNITED STATES AND YOU GET A CHANCE TO PICK A SECOND
CANDIDATE AND THAT IS TALLIED UP AND YOU HAVE SOME DISCUSSIONS
AND THEN YOU GO HOME AND THE GOAL IS TO HAVE YOU HOME AND IN
BED BY NINE A CLOCK. >>SINCE 1996, WHAT IS HAPPENING
IS IT’S GOT LARGER AND THE COVERAGE HAS BECOME MORE INTENSE
AND WE NO LONGER ARE SITTING IN THE LIVING ROOM SO WE HAVE TO
SIT IN THE HIGH SCHOOL GYMNASIUM’S AND ORGANIZATIONAL
SCHOOLS HAVE A CHANGE AND THERE IS NOW A BROAD KNOWLEDGE THAT
YOU ARE NOT QUALIFIED TO DO ANYTHING. ONE THING THAT HAS
STAYED THE SAME IS IT STILL DEPENDS UPON THE CANDIDATES
PERSUADING IOWANS TO CONTACT IOWANS ON THEIR BEHALF. YOU CAN
FIND PEOPLE THAT WILL DELIVER BUT YOU HAVE TO GO OUT ON THE
GROUND AND TRY TO EARN IT. THE MECHANISM CHANGES WITH MODERN
TECHNOLOGY BUT THE KEY IS TO FIND A GROUP
OF IOWANS WHO ARE WILLING TO CALL ANOTHER GROUP WHO ARE
WILLING TO CALL ANOTHER GROUP AND THE MORE YOU HAVE WORKING
FOR A CANDIDATE, THE MORE LIKELY IT IS THAT YOU WILL BE
SUCCESSFUL AND THAT SOMETIMES MEANS GETTING ONE PERSON ACROSS
THE COUNTIES OF IOWA. WE HAVE NOT ALWAYS SHOWN SOME BUT HERE
ARE THE CANDIDATES THAT MAKE THE BEST JUDGMENT.
>>DENNIS, HAVE IOWANS DONE A GOOD JOB OF TAKING A NOMINEE OR
HELPING TO PICK A NOMINEE? >>NONE OF THE OTHER STATES LIKE
IOWA’S POSITION , AND ANY SERIAL NOMINATION PROCESS, WHATEVER
STATE GOES FIRST EXERCISES EXTRAORDINARY IMPACT AND THAT IS
WHY IOWA AND NEW HAMPSHIRE HAVE EACH OTHER’S BACK BECAUSE THEY
ARE SMALL STATES THAT NO ONE PAYS ATTENTION TO AFTER THE
CAUCUS AND AFTER THE PRIMARY. IOWA IS NOT FIRST BECAUSE IT IS
IMPORTANT BUT BECAUSE IT IS FIRST. AT THE SAME TIME, IOWA
DOESN’T REALLY PICKED A NOMINEE. IN FACT, GEORGE BUSH WAS THE
FIRST ONE TO WIN A CAUCUS AFTER JIMMY CARTER AND THEN BARACK
OBAMA. WHAT IOWA TENDS TO DO IS THEY WON’T TELL YOU SO MUCH HE
WILL BE THE NOMINEE AND/OR THE PRESIDENT OF THE CAUCUS WILL
TELL YOU WHO WILL NOT BE. >> HOLLY, DENNIS JUST MENTIONED THE
OBAMA EXAMPLE. IS THAT SOMETHING A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE THINKING
ABOUT WHEN THEY ARE CAMPAIGNING HARD WITH WHAT IOWA DID FOR
BARACK OBAMA? >>I THINK SO. YOU SAW KAMALA
HARRIS AND THERE WAS SPECULATION THAT SHE WOULD NOT BE CAMPING
BUT THAT HAS CHANGED DRAMATICALLY IN THE PAST COUPLE
OF MONTHS. SHE HAS RAMPED UP HER STAFF AND WHEN YOU GO TO THE FAR
WESTERN IOWA, YOU WILL SEE A STAFFER WHICH IS VERY UNUSUAL
BECAUSE THAT IS THE MOST CONSERVATIVE PART AND IT IS
HEAVILY RURAL BUT THERE ARE A LOT OF CANDIDATES THAT MAYBE
THEY WON’T NECESSARILY WIN BUT THEY CAN JUST PERFORM A LITTLE
BIT BETTER THAN THEY DID BEFORE AND MAYBE THEY HAVE A CHANCE OF
WINNING BACK IOWA OVERALL AND IN THE GENERAL ELECTION.
>> THERE WILL BE SOME CHANGES, CAN YOU BREAK THAT DOWN FOR US?
>>I ALWAYS ASK IF IOWANS ARE EXCITED ABOUT THE CAUCUSES AND I
TEND TO SAY NO BECAUSE AMERICANS TALK A LOT ABOUT THE RIGHT TO
VOTE BUT WE DON’T MEAN IT. IN PRIMARIES AND CAUCUSES AROUND
THE COUNTRY, ONLY ABOUT 17 TO 20% OF VOTERS ACTUALLY TURN OUT
TO PARTICIPATE IN THESE EVENTS AND THE IOWA CAUCUSES ARE NO
DIFFERENT. YOU GET ROUGHLY ONE IN FIVE MEMBERS OF EACH PARTY
TURNING OUT FOR A CAUCUS AND THE EXCEPTION WAS THAT WHEN A GRAND
TOTAL OF TWO OUT OF FIVE MEMBERS OF THE PARTY SHOWED UP WHICH
MEANT THERE IS STILL THREE OF FIVE THAT DID NOT. THE DEMOCRATS
TEND TO BELIEVE THAT BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT LIKE A REGULAR
ELECTION, AND IOWA, THE GENERAL ELECTION OR PRIMARY ELECTION RUN
BY THE STATE HAS THE POLLS OPEN FROM SEVEN IN THE MORNING UNTIL NINE A CLOCK IN THE EVENING AND
YOU CAN CHOOSE A TIME THAT IS MOST CONVENIENT FOR THE CAUCUSES
DON’T DO THAT. YOU HAVE TO SHOW UP AT 7:00 AND MONDAY EVENING
AND HOPE THERE IS NOT A BLIZZARD AND YOU HOPE YOU ARE NOT SICK OR
THE BABY IS NOT SICK AND THAT BABYSITTER SHOWS. IF YOU WORK
SECOND SHIFT OR ARE OUT-OF-STATE, YOU CANNOT
PARTICIPATE. DEMOCRATS SEEM TO BELIEVE THAT THERE IS AN
OVERHANG OF A SUBSTANTIAL NUMBER OF VOTERS WHO WOULD PARTICIPATE
IF THEY HAD A WAY OF DOING SO WITHOUT BEING PHYSICALLY
PRESENT. I’M GOING TO BE CONVINCED BUT I’M STILL
SKEPTICAL OF THAT. TO ALLOW FOR THAT, THE DEMOCRATS HAVE CREATED
A VIRTUAL CAUCUS AND BASICALLY, FIVE PARTICULAR TIMES BEFORE THE
CAUCUS NIGHT AND THE CAUCUS NIGHT ITSELF , PEOPLE WILL BE ABLE TO PHONE
IN OR DIAL INTO THEIR SMART PHONES AND EXPRESS A CERTAIN
ORDER OF PREFERENCES. AT THE SAME TIME, THE PARTY SAYS THAT PEOPLE WILL ACCOUNT
FOR NO MORE THAN 10% OF THE TOTAL SO THAT THEY TAKE A
PROCESS THAT IS COMPLEX AND CONFUSING AND PERHAPS MADE IT
MORE COMPLEX AND CONFUSING. >>WHAT YOU CANDIDATES WANT
FROM VOTERS OR WHAT YOU VOTERS WANT FROM CANDIDATES, SORRY.
LET’S GO TO RHONDA WHO HAS BEEN TALKING TO VOTERS.
>> WE HAVE SPENT A LOT OF TIME HERE YESTERDAY AND TODAY WE ARE
ALONGSIDE A PARADE GROUP. IT IS PRETTY PACKED AND IT SHOWS HOW
MUCH IOWANS LOVE THIS FAIR. THEY ARE HERE AND MANY PEOPLE THAT WE
HAVE SPOKEN TO, WE ASK WHAT IS THE NUMBER ONE ISSUE FOR YOU IN
THIS ELECTION CYCLE AND ALMOST EVERYONE OVERWHELMINGLY TALKED
ABOUT GUNS WHETHER THEY WERE ON THE SIDE OF GUN CONTROL OREGON
REFORM, THEY WANT THE CANDIDATES AND THE PRESIDENT TO DO
SOMETHING. THERE WERE ALSO ISSUES THAT MANY OF THE VOTERS
TALKED ABOUT AND IT GIVES YOU A SENSE OF THE AMERICAN VOTERS
THAT ARE VERY CONCERNED. THERE ARE MANY THINGS THAT THEY
WANT THESE CANDIDATES TO DO. TAKE A LISTEN.
>> THEY ARE LOOKING AT GUN LICENSING AND THEY DON’T NEED TO
BE IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD. THE ONES OVER THE LAST WEEKEND,
TOTALLY SENSELESS. >>I WOULD LIKE SOMETHING DONE
ABOUT THE GUN CONTROL. LOOK WHAT HAPPENED AT WALMART LAST WEEK
AND WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE SCHOOLS AND I THINK AMERICA
NEEDS TO CRACKDOWN AND BE SAFER ON EVERYTHING, YOU KNOW?
>>EVERYONE WANTS GENDER FOR MANY BUT I THINK YOU HAVE THE
LOOK AT HOW MUCH IT IS TAKING AWAY FROM
MENTAL HEALTH AND YOU NEED TO DEAL WITH THAT MORE THAN GUN
VIOLENCE. I THINK IT IS THE PERSON, NOT THE GUN THAT IS
DOING EVERYTHING. >>IT HAS TO BE THE REFORM OF
HEALTHCARE. I’M A HEALTH THERAPIST BY TRADE SO GETTING A
LOT OF OUR PEOPLE TO GET ANY KIND OF SERVICES WHETHER IT IS
FOR MENTAL OR PHYSICAL HEALTH, TRYING TO GET THEM IN SOMEWHERE
AFFORDABLE AND I’M HAVING A LOT OF CLIENTS THAT DON’T REACH OUT
BECAUSE THEY CAN’T AFFORD THEIR CARE.
>> RIGHT NOW, I CARE A LOT ABOUT THE VETERANS THAT ARE
COMING BACK AND HAVE BEEN OVERSEAS AND THE CARE THAT THEY
NEED TO HAVE BOTH MENTAL AND PHYSICAL AND WORKING ON
APPLIANCES AND THERE ARE SO MANY PEOPLE SITTING AROUND DOING
NOTHING BECAUSE THEY DON’T HAVE A JOB AND IT IS FRUSTRATING TO
ME AND A LOT OF OTHERS THAT IT IS TOO EASY TO GET A CHECK IN
THE MAIL. >>MINIMUM WAGE , MOST PEOPLE
SHOULD HAVE A DECENT LIVING WAGE.
>>I THINK TRUMP IS DEFINITELY TAKING CARE OF US IOWA FOLKS HERE. I FEEL
THE NEW TAX PLAN HAS HELPED US QUITE A BIT.
>>I HAVE NOT HAD TIME TO LOOK AT THE CURRENT CANDIDATES
BECAUSE THERE ARE TOO MANY IN OUR FIELD SO JUST TRYING TO
GIVE IT MORE TIME AND I WANT TO HEAR MORE ABOUT THE OTHER
POLICIES THAT THEY HAVE. >> YOU WILL GET REPUBLICANS ONE
WAY AND DEMOCRATS ANOTHER WAY SO YOU JUST NEED SOMEONE TO GET THE
JOB DONE AND TO MAKE EVERYONE GO FORWARD.
>>MY VOTE IS UP FOR GRABS. I HAVE NOT DECIDED WHO I WANT
YET. >> MANY IOWANS ARE TALKING
ABOUT THE RACE FOR U.S. SENATE. THE REPUBLICAN BURNLEY HOLDING THE SEAT IN THE SENATE IS UP FOR
REELECTION AND THAT IS A SEAT THAT A LOT OF DEMOCRATS ARE
LOOKING AT. THEY HAD IT FOR 30 YEARS AND THEY WANT TO BACK AS
PART OF THE STRATEGY TO TAKE OVER THE SENATE. A LOT OF PEOPLE
ARE SAYING THERE IS TRADE ISSUES AND THEY WANT TO KNOW WHAT THE
POLICIES ARE AND SEE HER DISTANCE HERSELF FROM TRUMP ON
THE TRADE WERE ON THE POLICY THAT HE HAS BEEN TALKING ABOUT
REGARDING CHINA. LATER ON, I WILL SPEAK WITH THE PRESIDENT
AND HE WILL TELL US WHY THE TRADE WERE WILL BE AN ISSUE THIS
ELECTION CYCLE. BACK TO YOU. >>THANK YOU. WE LOOK FORWARD TO
THAT CONVERSATION. SINCE THE FAIR IS A FAMILY-FRIENDLY EVENT,
WE DO NOT WANT TO LEAVE ANYONE OUT. WE SPENT TIME WITH THE NEXT
GENERATION OF IOWA VOTERS. >>WHERE ARE YOU FROM? ARE YOU
FROM IOWA? >>I’M FROM NEBRASKA.
>>ARE YOUR CORNHUSKER FAN? >>DON’T EVER SAY THAT AGAIN. >>THE WASHINGTON POST, I
SUBSCRIBED. >>WHAT BRINGS YOU TO THE STATE
FAIR? WHAT DO YOU THINK SO FAR?
>>GOOD. >> IF YOU’RE GOING TO VOTE
RIGHT NOW, WHAT WOULD BE THE NUMBER ONE QUALITY YOU ARE
LOOKING FOR? >>WHAT WAS THE QUESTION?
>>DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE YET? >> NO.
>> I HAVE A FAVORITE.
>>WHO MAKES THE BEST PRESIDENT AFTER THE PEOPLE STANDING HERE?
>>MOM. >> SHE MIGHT HAVE MORE VOTES
THAN OTHERS. >>IS THERE ANY FATHERLY FIGURE
IN YOUR LIFE, A MAN?>>MY DAD.
>>DAD IS NOT PRESIDENT. WOULD YOUR PARENTS WENT TO THE
PRESIDENT? >>NO.
>> WHY IS THAT? >>IS IS YOUR FAMILY RIGHT HERE?
WHEN ANY THE MEXICAN PRESIDENT? >> MY MOM.
>>WOULD HE MAKE A GOOD PRESIDENT?
>>I DON’T KNOW. >> I APPRECIATE YOUR HONESTY.
IF YOU HAD A VOTE, WHO WOULD IT BE? WOULD YOU MAKE A THE
PRESIDENT? >>NO.
>>WHAT MAKES A GOOD PRESIDENT? >>I DON’T KNOW.
>> WHAT WOULD YOU WANT TO SEE IN A PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE?
>> MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE TO BE.
>> GET OUT OF THE PLASTIC IN THE OCEAN THAT HURTS THE
ANIMALS. >>WHAT QUALITY DO YOU LOOK FOR
IN A PRESIDENT? >>TOUGH.
>>SOME OF THAT IS WHAT THEY ARE DOING .
>>WOULD YOU MAKE A GOOD PRESIDENT?
>>NO. >>YOU SAID YOUR MOM WHAT. WHAT
IS GREAT ABOUT HER? >>SHE COOKS FOR US.
>>WHAT YOU LIKE BETTER, THE STATE FAIR OR THE MICROPHONE?
DO YOU HAVE A RIDE? >> THE CRAZY MOUNTAIN.
>>WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING YOU HAVE DONE ?
>> THE RIDES. >>SHOULD I WRITE IT?
>>YES .>>MY VOTE IS DEFINITELY KIRA
FOR PRESIDENT. SHE WANTS TO MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE.
WHAT’S WRONG WITH THAT? WE ARE JOINED BY OUR POLITICAL REPORTER , DAVE, I’VE SEEN YOU AROUND THE
SOAPBOX. WHAT HAS STOOD OUT TO YOU IN THE LAST COUPLE OF DAYS?
>>THE EXCITEMENT AROUND THOSE WITH WORN AND BREEDING SANDERS
WAS THE MOST INTENSE AND HARDEST TO MISS. IT WAS HUGE IN TERMS OF
PEOPLE TRYING TO GET PICTURES AND WHAT HAVE YOU AND THERE WAS
INTEREST IN THE CANDIDATES AND KIND OF LIKE SAYING ONE WRONG
OUTSIDE BECAUSE YOU GET TRAMPLED AND THEY HAVE NOT TRANSLATED BUT IN THE SCIENTIFIC GAME, THEY
HAVE THE MOST EXCITEMENT. >> HOLLY, IS IS THE CASE WERE
PEOPLE SEE THE CAMERAS AND WANT TO FOLLOW ALONG? IS THERE
CURIOSITY FACTOR? >>THERE IS A LITTLE BIT BUT I
WOULD SECOND WHAT DAVE SAID ABOUT ELIZABETH WARREN. OF ALL
THE PEOPLE AT THE FAIR THAT I SAW — SORRY, MY HAIR IS BLOWING
IN MY FACE. BASICALLY, WHEN YOU WOULD SEE PEOPLE WALK TO THE
FAIR, YOU WOULD SEE PEOPLE STAND AND WAVE AND I SAW THAT A LOT
WITH KAMALA HARRIS AND JOE BIDEN BUT WHEN ELIZABETH WARREN WAS
WALKING THROUGH, PEOPLE WERE RUNNING TO HER AND GETTING THROUGH US TO GET HER. SHE HAS A
SKILLED STAFF TO MAKE SURE PEOPLE CAN GET NEXT TO HER AND
TALK TO HER AND PROPS TO THEM FOR PART OF IT BUT I SAW PEOPLE
WALK UP TO HER AND START CRYING AND JUST BE MOVED BY EVEN SEEING
HER. A WOMAN WALKED UP AND SHE HAD A TATTOO OR A QUOTE FROM
ELIZABETH WARREN AND IF ANYBODY HAS BEEN SURROUNDED BY EXCITEMENT, IT IS
HER. >>HOLLY, YOU MENTIONED
SOMETHING ABOUT THE CANDIDATES COMING TO THE FAIR AND WHAT YOU
WERE ABLE TO TELL ABOUT THE GROUND GAME THEY HAD GOING BASED
ON THE THINGS THEY HAD TO HANG OUT.
>> IT IS USUALLY A WAY TO GLEAN WHAT IS GOING ON WITH THE GROUND
OPERATION BECAUSE A LOT OF CANDIDATES WANT TO HAVE A GOOD
TURNOUT AND THEY ALSO WANT TO PACK THE CROWD WITH SUPPORTERS
SO THEY DON’T GET HECKLED LIKE MITT ROMNEY DID IN 2011 AND SO
THEY WALK OUT AND THEY HAVE THEIR CLIPBOARDS AND THEY ARE
GETTING SIGNATURES AND SIGNING PEOPLE UP BUT FOR EXAMPLE, THERE ARE A LOT OF JOE BIDEN
WORKERS AND PEOPLE WERE REALLY UPSET THAT THEY DID NOT HAVE
STICKERS AND LITTLE THINGS LIKE THAT. THEN YOU SAW KAMALA HARRIS
AND ELIZABETH MORNING AND BERNIE SANDERS COMING WITH SWAG AND
THEY HAD STICKERS AND FANS AND BERNIE SANDERS HAD THE FANCIEST
SWAG OF ALL AND THEY HAD T-SHIRTS THAT THEY WERE THROWING
AT PEOPLE AND THAT TELLS YOU THAT THEY HAVE MONEY TO BLOW. IT
IS THE LITTLE HINTS THAT I’M LOOKING FOR WHEN I’M OUT HERE TO
GET AN EXAMPLE OF WHAT IS GOING ON.
>> FORMER VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN IS LEADING IN THE POLLS
AND HE WAS ON THE SOAPBOX ON THURSDAY WHERE HE BLASTED THE
PRESIDENTS RHETORIC AS DEVICES BEING VERY DIVISIVE.
>> WE HAVE TO RESTORE THE SOUL OF THIS COUNTRY. BUT WE SAW OUT
OF CHARLOTTESVILLE WITH THE HATE AND THE VENOM AND THE PRESIDENT
SAYING WHEN ASKED ABOUT THE GROUPS THAT MET HIM AS WELL AND
THE YOUNG WOMAN WHEN SHE WAS KILLED, WHAT DID HE THINK ABOUT
IT AND HE SAID THERE ARE FINE PEOPLE IN BOTH GROUPS. VERY FINE
PEOPLE. NO SITTING PRESIDENT HAS EVER SAID SOMETHING LIKE THAT. THE ONLY THING THAT HAS HAPPENED
IS THAT IT HAS GOTTEN WORSE. IT HAS DIVIDED US IN A WAY THAT IS
TOTALLY CONTRARY TO WHO WE ARE AND THE SECOND REASON I’M
RUNNING IS I WANT TO RESTORE THE
BACKBONE OF THIS COUNTRY. THE BACKBONE OF THIS COUNTRY IS THE
MIDDLE-CLASS. THE MIDDLE-CLASS BUILT THIS COUNTRY. NOT WALL
STREET. THEY MADE IT POSSIBLE FOR WORKING PEOPLE TO HAVE A STEP
UP. WHEN THE MIDDLE CLASS DOES WELL, EVERYBODY IS WELL. THE
POOR AND THE WEALTHY AND THE MIDDLE-CLASS IS THE GLUE THAT
HOLDS US TOGETHER. IT IS FALLING APART RIGHT NOW AND WE ARE NO
LONGER THE WEALTHIEST MODEL MIDDLE-CLASS. WE HAVE A
SIGNIFICANT PORTION, OR 50% THING THE CHILDREN WILL NEVER
HAVE THE LIFE THAT THEY HAD. WE ARE IN A SITUATION WHERE YOU
HAVE THE TOP 1% MAKING AND PAYING A LOWER TAX RATE THAN YOU
DO BECAUSE IT IS MOSTLY CAPITAL GAINS THE MORE THAN CHIEF OR A
FIREFIGHTER OR A COP. WE SHOULD BE REWARDING AND RAISING THE
CORPORATE TAX. IF YOU’RE MAKING MORE THAN $10 MILLION, I AM NOT
YOUR GUY. YOU DON’T NEED A TAX CUT AND YOU KNOW IT. IT IS TIME
TO REMEMBER WHO WE ARE. THIS IS THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
THERE IS NOTHING WE HAVE EVER DECIDED TO DO. THAT WE HAVE BEEN
UNABLE TO DO.. AT IS NOT A HYPERBOLE. WE HAVE NEVER FAILED
WHEN WE ARE TOGETHER AND IT IS TIME TO GET UP. EVERYONE KNOWS
WHO DONALD TRUMP IS. EVEN SUPPORTERS KNOW WHO HE IS. WE
HAVE TO LET HIM KNOW WHO WE ARE. WE CHOOSE SCIENCE OVER FICTION.
WE CHOOSE TRUTH OVER FACTS. FOLKS, IF YOU’RE INTERESTED, JOIN ME. I
CAN USE THE HELP. >>TRUTH OVER FACTS. THAT WAS A
GASP BY THE FRONT RUNNER. IN AND OF ITSELF, MAYBE NOT SUCH A BIG
DEAL BUT PAIRED IN THE AGGREGATE WITH A LOT OF THE OTHER THAT WE
HAVE SEEN FROM JOE BIDEN, WHAT IS THIS SAYING TO PEOPLE?
>>THERE IS A LOT OF TALENT AND ARE TWO NAMES THAT HE HAS HAD
AND HE IS IN HIS LATE 70s AND THE PRESIDENT IS IN HIS MID-70s.
THEY MAKE A LOT OF VERBAL MISTAKES AND THEY WOULD BE WORRIED ABOUT
SELLING SOME OF MY BY NOT BUT THE MEDIA TREATS HIM DIFFERENT.
THIS IS JOE AND WHO HE IS AND YOU HEAR A LOT OF LEAVE HIM
ALONE. THAT WAS NOT KERSEY GIVEN TO
HILLARY CLINTON. YOU HEAR THAT FROM PEOPLE THAT BASED ON THE
POINT THEY HAVE SEEN THAT SAY THEY WANT PEOPLE TO LIKE THE GUY
AND GIVE HIM A BREAK. WHEN I SAY THAT, THAT IS 70 SOMETHING %
THAT ARE WORRIED AND YOU DID HERE OVER THE WEEKEND THAT
PEOPLE ARE MORE FREELY TALKING ABOUT HOW BIDEN SEEMS TO SLIP
AND DOESN’T HAVE AS MUCH ENERGY AND IT IS ALWAYS THAT HE CAN GET
BETTER BUT NOT THAT WE ARE WRITING HIM OFF AND IT IS NOT A
PROBLEM TO HAVE WITH CORY BOOKER AND ELIZABETH WARREN AND KAMALA
HARRIS. >>THEY HAVE NOT BEEN MAKING
THE SAME REACHES ON THE TRAIL, RIGHT?
>>RIGHT. THERE ARE TWO DIFFERENT CANDIDATES AND THERE
ARE SOME WHERE EVERY EVENT YOU LEAVE THINKING ABOUT HOW MUCH
THEY WANT TO GET RID OF DONALD TRUMP AND WITH ELIZABETH WARREN
WITH PETE, THEY BARELY TALK ABOUT
TRUMPET ALMOST A HALF TO THAT DAY AND THAT DYNAMIC IS INTERESTING
BECAUSE MOST PEOPLE SAY THEY WANT SOMEONE WHO CAN BE TRUMPED
BUT NOT ABOUT WHO TALKS ABOUT HIM THE MOST AND THAT IS A GOOD
EXAMPLE. A LOT OF TRUMPED DID THIS AND WE WILL FIX THIS.
>>HOLLY, WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF THE WEIGHT OF THE CANDIDATES
HAVE BEEN TALKING AND HOW MUCH I LOVE FOIL HAS HE BEEN?
>> VERY USEFUL AND A LOT OF PEOPLE GOT ON THE SOAPBOX AND IT
WAS THE NUMBER ONE TOPIC THEY WOULD TALK ABOUT BUT DAVE POINTS
OUT THAT A LOT OF PEOPLE AND THESE CANDIDATES, WHEN YOU TALK
TO PEOPLE IN IOWA AND ESPECIALLY IN RURAL AREAS, THEY ARE EXCITED
BY CANDIDATES THAT EXPRESS A VISION AND TRY TO RISE ABOVE THE
PARTISAN BICKERING THAT THEY OFTEN MENTIONED. ANDREW YANG IS OFTEN SO WHEN IT
COMES UP FOR EXAMPLE. HE IS VERY OF A BLIP IN THE POLLS BUT HE GETS
HIS RURAL AREAS AND PEOPLE ARE EXCITED BY HIS PLAN AND VISION
AND HE MAKES A POINT OF SAYING I AM NOT HERE TO TALK ABOUT
TRUMPET BUT BEYOND HIM AND I THINK THAT EXCITES PEOPLE.
>> TO WHAT EXTENT IS TRUMP A USEFUL
PUNCHINGBAG HERE IN IOWA? >>YOU HAVE TO DO MORE THAN
JUST SAY YOU ARE NOT DONALD TRUMP. I WOULD ARGUE THAT IN
2016, THE CLINTON MESSAGE WAS I AM A WOMAN AND IT IS OUR TURN
AND I AM NOT TRUMP AND WHATEVER THE MERITS OF THE FIRST TWO
ELEMENTS OF THAT, THE THIRD WAS NOT SUFFICIENT TO GET HER OVER
THE HUMP. THE PROBLEM IS FOR JOE BIDEN, HE HAD OVER A 30 YEAR POLITICAL YEAR AND HE IS
RUNNING FOR BARACK OBAMA’S THIRD TERM AND A LOT OF IOWANS I HAVE
SPOKEN WITH HAS SAID THAT IS ALL WELL AND GOOD BUT WE WANT TO
KNOW WHAT HE SEES LOOKING FORWARD AND NOT JUST BACKWARD.
IN MANY WAYS, HE HAS A CONNECTION WITH BLUE-COLLAR
WORKERS AND PEOPLE IN THE MIDDLE-CLASS AND EVERYDAY KINDS
OF PEOPLE. HE KEEPS SAYING FOLKS AND IT’S A FANCY WAY OF TALKING
AND FOR A LOT OF DEMOCRATS, HE IS A VOTE BASED ON YOUR HEAD AND
HE HAS THE VOTE TO BE TRUMPED. WHETHER THAT IS TRUE OR NOT, WE
DON’T KNOW BUT OTHER CANDIDATES, PEOPLE ARE THINKING WITH THEIR
HEARTS AND WHO REALLY GETS ME GOING AND EXCITES ME. WHO PUTS
OUT A VISION THAT I AM EMOTIONALLY ATTACHED
TO? BIDEN HAS NOT DONE THAT. >> KAMALA HARRIS HAS BEEN
GETTING A LOT OF ATTENTION HERE AND SHE DREW A LARGE AND EXCITED
CROWD ON SATURDAY WHERE SHE WENT AFTER TRUMP AND CALLED FOR
STRICTER GUN MEASURES. HERE IS WHAT SHE HAD TO SAY.>>LET’S TALK FOR A MOMENT ABOUT
THE CURRENT OCCUPANT OF THE WHITE HOUSE, SHALL WE? IT IS
CONTEXT BUT HERE IS A GUY THAT CAME INTO OFFICE ON A SLOGAN THAT WAS ABOUT MAKE
AMERICA GREAT AGAIN WHICH OF COURSE FOR MANY OF US SAID FOR
WHOM BUT IT IS BACKWARD THINKING AND CAUSED US TO ASK BACK TO
WHAT? BACK BEFORE THE VOTING RIGHTS ACT IN CIVIL RIGHTS ACT
AND THE FAIR HOUSING ACT? BACK BEFORE FAIRMAN AWAITS? BEFORE
ROE V.WADE? BECAUSE WE ARE NOT GOING
BACK. WE ARE NOT GOING BACK. LET US ALSO THINK ABOUT WRITING THE
NEXT CHAPTER AND DOING THAT TOGETHER AND WRITING THE NEXT
CHAPTER BASED ON THE AMERICA WE BELIEVE IN. THE AMERICA WE
BELIEVE IN WHERE WE SAY YOU SHOULD ONLY HAVE TO HAVE ONE JOB
TO HAVE A ROOF OVER YOUR HEAD AND PUT FOOD ON THE TABLE AND
AMERICA, WE SAY IT IS NOT OKAY THAT AS OF TODAY IN AMERICA,
ALMOST HALF OF OUR FAMILIES CANNOT AFFORD A $400 UNEXPECTED
EXPENSE. IN THE AMERICA WE BELIEVE IN. OUR BABIES,
ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WILL NOT HAVE TO
GO TO SCHOOL AND ENDURE A DRILL DURING WHICH THEY ARE TAUGHT
ABOUT HOW THEY NEED TO HIDE IN THE CLOSET OR CROUCH IN A CORNER
IN THE EVENT THAT THERE IS A MESH SHOOTER ROAMING THE
HALLWAYS OF THEIR SCHOOLS. THOSE CHILDREN OF OURS THAT COME HOME
AT NIGHT AND ASK WHY DID WE HAVE TO HAVE THAT DRILL? TO WHICH OF
COURSE ARE RESPONSES BECAUSE THERE ARE SUPPOSE AND LEADERS IN
WASHINGTON D.C. WHO HAVE FAILED TO HAVE THE COURAGE TO REJECT A
CHOICE WHICH JUST YOU ARE EITHER IN FAVOR OF THE SECOND AMENDMENT
OR WANT TO TAKE EVERYONE’S GUNS AWAY AND HAVE FAILED TO HAVE THE
COURAGE TO AGREE, FINE IF YOU WANT TO GO HUNTING BUT WE NEED
REASONABLE GUN SAFETY LAWS IN OUR COUNTRY INCLUDING UNIVERSAL
BACKGROUND CHECKS AND A RENEWAL OF ASSAULT WEAPONS BAN.
>>THAT CLIP JUST ILLUSTRATES EXACTLY WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT,
DAVE. THE LANGUAGE THAT SHE WAS USING. WE ARE NOT GOING BACK AND
SHE TALKED ABOUT WRITING THE NEXT CHAPTER. HER RHETORIC IS
VERY FORWARD-LOOKING WHEREAS JOE BIDEN WAS ABOUT LOOKING
BACKWARDS AND THE TIME WHEN THE MIDDLE-CLASS WAS STRONG. IT IS A
GENERATIONAL DIFFERENCE THAT WE ARE SEEING AND WHO THAT IS
APPEALING TO. >>IT IS APPEALING WITH TWO
THIRDS OF DEMOCRATIC VOTERS WANT SOMEONE THAT IS NOT JOE BIDEN
AND WHAT YOU HEAR AROUND BIDEN, YOU HEAR SOMETHING THAT IS
UNUSUAL WITH ANY CAMPAIGN WHICH IS VOTERS WHO THINK HE IS A BIT OLD AND
NOT THAT EXCITING AND MAYBE CAN BE PRESENT IN FOR ONE TERM AND
GET US BACK TO NORMAL, YOU HEAR THAT. YOU ARE PULLING HIM OUT OF
RETIREMENT FOR ONE LAST JOB AND ITS OWN MORE EXCITING CAN BE HIS
VICE PRESIDENT AND SOMEONE LIKE STACY ABRAMS OR KAMALA HARRIS OR
SOMEONE I CAN TAKE OVER AFTER HIM AND IS INTERESTING THAT SOME
DEMOCRATS HAD A PROBLEM, PEOPLE ARE JUST SO TIRED OF TRUMPED AND
THE VINTAGE IS THAT IF IT LOOKS LIKE THEY CAN BEAT HIM,
THEY PROMISE NOT JUST BEATING HIM BUT CREATE AN NEW ERA.
BARACK OBAMA AND HILLARY CLINTON , THE CANDIDATE TO THE TENDER
NOMINATOR CANDIDATES AND SAY THAT WE WILL TURN THE PAGE AND
CREATE A WHOLE NEW ERA WHICH IS WHAT SHE DOES AND WHAT DEMOCRATS
ARE USED TO VOTING FOR. THEY ARE JUST MORE WILLING TO SETTLE THAN
I HAVE IN THE PAST. >>DO YOU THINK ELECTABILITY IS
ON THE TOP OF EVERYONE’S MIND? >>YES. TALKING TO VOTERS WITH
HEAVY PEOPLE SOUND LIKE PUNDITS. THEY DO VERY MUCH ON SATURDAY, I
WAS TALKING TO A WOMAN WHO WAS LIKE I REALLY LIKE KAMALA HARRIS
BUT THINK IF SHE CAN WIN PENNSYLVANIA AND THAT IS NOT
SOMETHING YOU OFTEN HEARD LAST TIME. PEOPLE SOUND LIKE A CABLE
NEWS ROUNDTABLE SOMETIMES WHEN YOU’RE TALKING TO THEM AND A LOT
OF CANDIDATES ARE TRYING TO ENCOURAGE VOTERS TO NOT THINK
THAT WAY BUT TO THINK BIGGER AND DEFINITELY ELIZABETH WARREN IS
TRYING TO MAKE THE ARGUMENT THAT EVERYONE SHOULD THINK BIGGER AND NOT SETTLE FOR SOMEONE TO
VOTE FOR SOMEONE THEY ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT AND THAT WILL
BE SOMETHING TO WATCH IN TERMS OF HOW VOTERS GO.
>>HOW PRAGMATIC ARE VOTERS? ARE THEY HAD VOTERS OR THE OTHER WAY
AROUND? >> IT DEPENDS. REMEMBER THAT I
WAS 99 COUNTIES, THAT IS A HUGE NUMBER OF COUNTIES FOR A SMALL
STATE AND 41 COUNTIES VOTED FOR BARACK OBAMA IN 2012 AND TURNED
AROUND AND VOTED FOR DONALD TRUMP IN 2016. AGAIN, COUNTIES
THAT ARE UNDER ECONOMIC DISTRESS AND HAVE A FEAR THAT THEY ARE FALLING BEHIND IN
TERMS OF SOCIOLOGICAL AND CULTURAL AND ECONOMIC CHANGES
AND DEMOCRATS HAVE TO DECIDE IF THEY WANT TO HAVE A B SELECTION
AND LOOK FOR YOUNG PEOPLE AND MINORITIES AND ESPECIALLY WOMEN
OR DO THEY WANT A BROADER BASED ELECTRIC TO SUPPORT THEM THAT
INCLUDES THE VOTES THAT VOTED FOR BARACK OBAMA IN 2012 OF
VOTED FOR DONALD TRUMP IN 2016. >>DO YOU THINK THAT WHAT WE
JUST HEARD FROM WITH FORMER VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN, IF THEY START
TO ACUTELY, WHY IS THAT A ROAD AND A SENSE THAT HE IS THE GUY
TO TAKE ON PRESIDENT TRUMP? >>THEY WON’T ADMIT IT BUT THEY
ARE WAITING FOR THAT TO HAPPEN AND THEY ARE SEEING IF THAT IS A
PROCESS FOR PEOPLE AND I THINK VOTERS HAVE BEEN LESS REACTIVE
TO TRUMPS INSULTS THEN THEY THOUGHT. ALWAYS WITH WARREN
IS RECOVERING PRETTY WELL AFTER A LOT OF PEOPLE ANALYZED THE
POCAHONTAS COMMENT. IT’S THE PEOPLE IMAGINING HIM ON A DEBATE STAGE WITH JUMP AND
THEY SAY WHERE’S THE GUY IN 2012 AND IF A GUY SHOWS UP, I’M READY
TO VOTE FOR HIM. THIS WEEK HAS BEEN A ROLLER COASTER FOR TRUMP
BECAUSE HE GIVES THE SPEECH ON WEDNESDAY ABOUT RACISM AND IT IS
EFFECTIVE AND PEOPLE ARE SAYING I’M VOTING FOR HER AND IT LOOKED
BETTER AND THEN HE HAS DAYS AND THE QUESTION IS HOW WILLING OUR
PEOPLE TO FORGIVE HIM AND HE GETS SO MUCH GOOD WELL BECAUSE
OF THE POLLS AND I THINK THEY ARE WAITING FOR A POLL THAT WILL
SHOW AND THE OTHER POINT I MAKE IS THAT POLLING IN IOWA SUGGEST
THAT THIS IS MORE ELECTABLE AND THEY SAID BRITISH AND IT WAS MORE
ELECTABLE BUT HE DID NOT WIN AND THE DIFFERENCE IS THAT TRUMP IS
SO EXHAUSTING TO MAKE THESE COMPROMISES.
>>THANK YOU FOR JOINING US AND JOE BIDEN MIGHT BE LEAVING THE POLLS BUT LET’S
OFFER YOU WHO THE REAL STAR IS. HANNAH JOE IS IN AGRICULTURE
BUILDING.>> I PICKED UP A PB&J AND YOU
GET IT FROM THE SAME PLACE THAT IS ON OUR STICK BUT I DID WANT
TO SCANDALIZE OUR VIEWERS WITH ASSAULT ON A STICK. THIS IS
WHERE THE REAL STAR LIVES, THE BUTTER COW. YOU CAN SEE PEOPLE
LINING UP TO PAY THEIR RESPECTS TO THIS BEAUTIFUL CREATURE BUT
YOU MAY WONDER HOW DO YOU MAKE A COW OUT OF BUTTER AND WHY? TO
ANSWER THAT QUESTION, THE FIGURE OF THE WASHINGTON POST SPOKE TO
THE WOMAN THAT MAKES IT HAPPEN. >>I CAN’T BELIEVE IT’S BUTTER.
SARAH PROUT IS THE OFFICIAL BUTTER SCULPTURE AND EVERY YEAR
SINCE 2006, SHE TURNS 60 POUNDS OF I WILL BUTTER INTO A
LIFE-SIZE COW SCULPTURE AND ACCORDING TO THE STATE FAIR,
THAT IS ENOUGH BUTTER TO CODE 19,200 PIECES OF TOAST. THE
FIRST WAS CREATED IN 1911 AS A WAY TO PROMOTE THE INDUSTRY AND
MORE THAN A CENTURY, THERE HAVE BEEN ONLY FIVE SCULPTURES IN THE
STATES FAIR HISTORY. PRATT STARTED IN 1991 WHEN SHE WAS 14
YEARS OLD AND WAS SUPPOSED TO HELP TAKE CARE OF THE LIVE COWS
BEING SHOWN BUT WAS SO BAD AT IT THAT SHE WANTED TAKEN CARE OF
THE BUTTER COW INSTEAD. THE SCULPTURE AT THE TIME WAS NORMA
DUFFY WHO SAW TALENT AND PRATT. SHE
WAS AN APPRENTICE UNTIL HER MENTOR RETIRED IN 2006 AND THEN
SARAH PRATT BECAME THE NEW OFFICIAL BUTTER SCULPTURE. THIS
IS HER 14th FAIR SCULPTING INSIDE OF THE 40 DEGREES COOLER ROOM.
SHE USES THE SAME TOOLS AS A SCULPTOR THAT WORKS WITH CLAY
AND SOMETIMES A COMPUTER. THE BUTTER SCULPTURE MAKES
COMPANION STATUTES. THEY ARE DECIDED BY COMMITTEE EACH YEAR. THIS IS A SIX FOOT 200 POUND BIG
BIRD. SHE FREEZES AND REUSES THE SAME BUTTER EACH YEAR AND IT
GETS EASIER TO WORK WITH FROM YEAR TO YEAR AND TAKES ON THE
CONSISTENCY OF CLAY. THIS BUTTER HAS BEEN AROUND SINCE 2005. THIS BUTTER HAS BEEN ELVIS,
JESUS, JOHN WAYNE AND TIGER WOODS. IT TAKES ABOUT 15 TO 20
DAYS TO COMPLETE THE SCULPTURE AFTER THE BUTTER THAWS. IT IS A
GOOD THING THAT BUTTER SCULPTING IS A FAMILY AFFAIR. PRINTS TEEN
GIRLS ARE HER CURRENT REFERENCES, HOPING TO TAKE OVER
THE JOB WHEN SHE RETIRES. >> PRATT’S FATHER CREATES WOULD
ARBITER SO SHE LAYERS BUTTERS ONTO IT UNTIL IT TAKES THE SHAPE
OF A COW. THEN COMES THE DETAIL WORK. ACCORDING TO PRATT, THERE
ARE ONLY A HANDFUL OF LARGE-SCALE BUTTER SCULPTURES
AND THE COUNTRY AND SHE IS A SCHOOLTEACHER THE REST OF THE
YEAR. SURROUNDED BY 600 POUNDS OF BUTTER. IS IS HEAVEN? NO, IT’S IOWA.>>I’M HERE WITH AMANDA, BUTTER
COW FAN PICKED TO LIVE UP TO YOUR EXPECTATIONS?
>>YEAH. I COME TO THE FAIR SO I’VE SEEN IT BEFORE BUT I THINK
IT IS A GOOD REPRESENTATION OF AGRICULTURE IN IOWA.
>> THAT IS A GOOD ANSWER. I WILL NOW EAT THIS PB&J ON A
STICK. BACK TO YOU GUYS. >>MEDICINE BUTTER ART. WE ARE
JOINED BY NICK COLE WHO IS A PART OF THE DES MOINES REGISTER.
THANK YOU FOR JOINING US. >>THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME.
>>WHAT IS IT ABOUT THIS BUTTER COW? EVERY CANDIDATE HAS TO
VISIT IT. IT IS SOME POLITICAL DAWN THAT EVERYONE HAS TO KISS
THE RING OUT. WHY IS IT THE THING THAT EVERYONE NEEDS TO BE
IN FRONT OF? >> IT HAS BECOME SYMBOLIC OF
THE IOWA STATE FAIR AND ITS ROOTS. IF MY MEMORY IS CORRECT, ONLY
ABOUT 30% OF THE IOWA ECONOMY IS AGRICULTURE BASED AND RELATED
BUT THIS TAKES TO GO BACK TO A SIMPLER AND MORE AGRICULTURAL
PAST AND CANDIDATES WANT TO GET IOWANS TO SEE THEM AS REGULAR
ORDINARY PEOPLE WHO UNDERSTAND THEIR WAY OF LIFE.
>>NICK, HAVE YOU BEEN? >>I HAVE NOT PICKED
>>YOU HAVE BEEN COVERING BERNIE SANDERS . DID HE VISIT THE
BUTTER COW YET? >>HEATED AFTER SPEAKING AT THE
DES MOINES REGISTER YESTERDAY.>>THAT IS UNUSUAL AND NOT
REALLY SOMETHING THAT HE FEELS COMFORTABLE DOING IN THOSE
SITUATIONS, USUALLY. THAT IS OFFBRAND FOR HIM. HE IS NOT A
GUY THAT IS A CORNDOG. WHY DOES HE FEEL THE NEED TO DO THAT
HERE? >>I THINK IT IS PART OF
CONNECTING WITH IOWANS AND MAKING SURE TO HIT THE UNIQUE
EVENTS AND ENJOY THE SPECTACLE OF IT ALL.
>> WHAT YOU THINGS LOOK LIKE FROM NOW ON AND WHAT EVENTS ARE MUST USE OR DO WE HAVE TO
KEEP AN EYE OUT ON DINERS. I’M SURE YOU WILL DO YOUR SHARE OF
DINER VISITS BUT WHAT ELSE ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
>>THE CAUCUSES ARE ABOUT ORGANIZATION AND ONE OF THE
MAXIMUMS ABOUT THE CAUCUSES ORGANIZE AND ORGANIZE AND
ORGANIZE. AS WE TALKED ABOUT SOMEWHAT, ONE OF THE THINGS THAT
THE STATE FAIR DOES IS TO HELP AMPLIFY AND INCREASE THE
ORGANIZATION AS WELL IS EXEMPLIFY THE ORGANIZATION FOR
VARIOUS CANDIDATES. THERE ARE VARIOUS EVENTS IN CITIES AROUND
THE STATE AND THERE IS THE FALL GALA THAT USED TO BE CALLED THE
JACKSONVILLE DINNER. THEY HAVE THE RING AND A DINNER AND THEY
FUNDRAISERS AND LOTS OF SPEAKERS WILL COME IN. THIS IS THE BEGINNING AND
EXHIBITION SEASON IS OVER AND THIS IS THE BEGINNING OF THE
REGULAR SEASON. >>HOLLY, WHAT DO YOU THINK WE
ARE LOOKING AT THIS FIELD. WE TALKED ABOUT THE FRONT RUNNERS
BUT WHAT ABOUT THE MIDDLE TIER OF CANDIDATES? HOW ARE THEY
PERFORMING AND WHAT DO THEY NEED TO ACCOMPLISH TO BREAK OUT IF
THEY ARE GOING TO? >>THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE
WHEN YOU GO TO THESE EVENTS WHO YOU LOOK AT AND YOU SEE CORY
BOOKER WHO IS USUALLY A ONE OR 2% BUT WHEN YOU ARE AT EVENTS
FOR JOE BIDEN OR ELIZABETH WARREN OR KAMALA HARRIS AND YOU
ASK PEOPLE WHO ARE IN THE TOP FIVE, AMY KLOBUCHAR AND CORY
BOOKER ARE ALMOST ALWAYS MENTIONED AND THIS IS A PRETTY
SIGNIFICANT GROUND OPERATION. I THINK PEOPLE ARE CROSSING THEIR
FINGERS AND HOPING THAT THEY CAN CATCH FIRE SOMEHOW. AS DENNIS
SAID, THIS IS BIG AND WHAT HAS HAPPENED SO FAR IS THAT THIS IS
THE END OF THE FIRST CHAPTER AND WE’RE GOING TO THE FINAL CHAPTER
AND EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENS IS IMPORTANT TO THESE PEOPLE AND
YOU WILL SEE AMY KLOBUCHAR MAKE AN IMPACT IN THE DEBATE IN
SEPTEMBER AND TRY TO TAP MORE INTO THE FACT THAT A LOT OF
PEOPLE LIKE HER HERE IN IOWA. SHE WAS TALKING ABOUT HUNTING
AND FELT VERY COMFORTABLE. >>RIGHT. SHE OFTEN MENTIONS
THAT SHE IS NOT FROM A WEALTHY BACKGROUND AND HER HUSBAND GREW
UP WITH SIX BROTHERS AND SHE SAYS I UNDERSTAND WHO
YOU ARE AND I’M ONE OF YOU AND WE WILL SEE HOW FAR THAT GETS
HER. >>WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD
TO THROUGH THIS NEXT PHASE? WHERE WILL YOU BE HEADING WITH
BERNIE SANDERS? >> I DON’T HAVE HIS SCHEDULE
COMING UP BUT I KNOW THERE ARE BIG EVENTS IN SEPTEMBER.
>>TELL US ABOUT THE STEAK FRY FOR THOSE THAT DON’T UNDERSTAND
, WHAT IS THAT ALL ABOUT? >>I AM NOT SURE I WOULD BE THE
BEST PERSON TO SPEAK ABOUT THAT. THEY ATTRACTED ALL SORTS
OF CANDIDATES DEPENDING UPON THE YEAR AND THE FUNDRAISER BUT IT
WAS VERY POPULAR AMONG DEMOCRATS.
>>I REMEMBER THAT WAS WHEN THEY INTRODUCE PRESIDENT OBAMA
AND THAT WAS A BIG MOMENT IN THE CAMPAIGN AT A MOMENT WHEN HE
STARTED TO BREAK OUT. MANY CANDIDATES COME TO IOWA HOPING
TO SEPARATE THEMSELVES. LET’S LOOK AT THOSE THAT ARE
STRUGGLING TO GET THEIR MESSAGE OUT.
>>JUST YESTERDAY, THERE WAS THIS RAID IN MISSISSIPPI WHERE
THEY ROUNDED UP 680 PEOPLE AND THERE WERE LITTLE KIDS AND
CHILDREN THAT WERE WONDERING WHERE THEIR
PARENTS WERE. THEY DID NOT KNOW WHERE THEY WERE. WE CAN DO
BETTER THAN THIS AND FIX OUR BROKEN IMMIGRATION SYSTEM SO
THAT WE PUT UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS AS LONG AS THEY HAVE
NOT COMMITTED A SERIOUS CRIME ON THE PATHWAY TO CITIZENSHIP AND
WE END SEPARATION AND ATTENTION.>>I THINK WE NEED TO BRIDGE
THIS DIVIDE BETWEEN RURAL AND URBAN AND MAKE SURE THE PEOPLE
THAT LIVE IN THE METROPOLITAN AREA UNDERSTAND THAT FOOD IS NOT
MAGICALLY SHOW UP ON THEIR TABLE. UNDERSTAND THAT WE NEED
STRONG POLICIES AND WE DON’T NEED A PRESIDENT THAT IS
TREATING OUR RULE AREAS AND FARMERS LIKE THEY ARE A BUNCH OF
POKER CHIPS AND ONE OF HIS BANKRUPT CASINOS BECAUSE THAT IS
WHAT IS HAPPENING RIGHT NOW AND AS YOUR PRESIDENT, I WILL NOT
LET THAT HAPPEN. >> IF YOU’VE HEARD ANYTHING
ABOUT ME, YOU HAVE HEARD THIS. THERE’S AN ASIAN MAN RUNNING FOR
PRESIDENT THAT WANTS A ONE $1000 A MONTH, RIGHT? THOSE THREE
THINGS ARE ALL TRUE. THE FIRST TIME YOU HEARD THIS YOU SAID
IT’S A GIMMICK AND IT CAN NEVER HAPPEN BUT $1000 A MONTH
DIVIDEND, A CITIZEN’S EVENT HAS BEEN WITH THE COUNTRY SINCE OUR
FOUNDING. THOMAS PAINE WAS FORD AND MARTIN LUTHER KING FOUGHT
FOR IT AND CALLED IT A GUARANTEED MINIMUM INCOME AND
THAT IS WHAT HE WAS FIGHTING FOR WHEN HE WAS ASSASSINATED.
>> THE NUMBER ONE QUESTION IS CAN HE BEAT TRUMPET NUMBER TWO
QUESTION IS CAN HE BE TRUMP? NUMBER THREE, CAN YOU BE
TRUMPED? THE ANSWER IS YES, I CAN AND IT IS NOT IMPOSSIBLE. I
ALWAYS REST RESENT EVERYONE AND IT DOESN’T MATTER WHO YOU ARE OR
WHO YOU LOVE, I HAVE YOUR BACK AND I WILL REPRESENT YOUR FAMILY
AS IF YOU WERE MY OWN. IT IS WHO I AM AND WHAT I HAVE DONE.
>>THERE ARE FORCES TRYING TO TEAR OUR COUNTRY APART ALONG
RACIAL LINES AND THAT IS NOT HOW WE ACHIEVE EXTRAORDINARY
ACHIEVEMENTS IN THE PAST. WE ARE THE NATION TO BEAT THE AND THE
NATION THAT MAPS THE HUMAN GENOME IN THE NATION HAPPENED TO
THIS EARTH BY DEALS LIKE PUBLIC EDUCATION AND WE ARE A COUNTRY
THAT DID THESE THINGS TOGETHER. NOW MORE THAN EVER, WE NEED EACH
OTHER. >> YOU ARE WASHING WASHINGTON
POST LIVE COVERAGE OF THE IOWA STATE FAIR.>>HELLO IOWA.
>>IT IS SO GOOD TO BE HERE. >> WE HAVE TO RESTORE THIS
COUNTRY. >>I WANT US TO THE FUTURE.
>>THIS IS THE STORY OF AMERICA.>>WE WILL WIN.>>YOU’RE LOOKING AT LIVE
PICTURES WITH FRIED FOODS AND LIVE MUSIC AND
CORNDOGS WITH A SIDE OF POLITICS. JOINING US NOW IS OUR
CLINICAL REPORTER, NICK COLE AND HOLLY BAILEY AND OUR DRINK UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR.
WE ARE TAUGHT NOT HAVING PEOPLE ARE HERE AND WHAT WAS THE
NUMBER? >>YEAH, WE LOOKED AT THE FIRST
SIX MONTHS OF THE YEAR TO SEE WHERE THINGS WERE AND THE NUMBER
OF PUBLIC EVENTS IS NOT THE DEFINING METRIC BUT IT IS A
METRIC. WE SAW THERE WAS A HUGE AMOUNT OF ACTIVITY GOING ON
COMPARED TO PRIOR CYCLES. EVERY CAUCUS IS DIFFERENT AND THERE’S
A LARGE SCALE BUT THERE 620 PUBLIC EVENTS JUST UP TO JUNE 30
SO WE WERE NOT EVEN AT THE STATE FAIR YET. IT WAS A WHILE AWAY
AND WE LOOKED AT IT AND SAW THAT IT WAS ONLY 20% OF THE PUBLIC
LEVI’S EVENT THAT WILL HAPPEN. THE LAST 80% WILL BE IN THE LAST
SIX MONTHS OR MONTH OR SO LEADING UP TO THE CAUCUS WHICH
SHOWS 3000+ PUBLIC EVENTS. IT WAS A STUNNING NUMBER,
FRANKLY. >>IS THAT 3000 EVENTS AMONG
ALL THE CANDIDATES? >>CORRECT. THAT INCLUDES
MULTI-CAN EVENTS LIKE A DINNER THAT WAS JUST ON FRIDAY.
>> WHY ARE CANDIDATES SPENDING SO MUCH TIME HERE?
>>WITH SUCH A LARGE FIELD , THEY ARE TRYING TO MAKE A
CONNECTION WITH CAUCUS GOERS IN IOWA AND WHEN YOU TALK TO FOLKS,
THEY WILL HOST CANDIDATES IN THEIR HOMES AND YOU ASKED THEM,
SO YOU ARE A SUPPORTER OF CANDIDATE A AND THEY WILL SAY
NO, I HAVE NOT MADE UP MY MIND YET.
>>TELL US MORE ABOUT WHAT ARE SOME OF THE EVENTS LOOKING LIKE
OTHER THAN THE STEAK FRY BUT EVERYTHING FROM SMALL HOUSE
PARTIES TO WHAT OTHER EVENTS ARE THERE?
>>THEY WILL BE HOUSE PARTIES AND YOU MENTIONED EARLIER, I AM
COVERING SANDERS AND HE HAD A PRO-CHOICE ON SATURDAY THAT DREW
SEVERAL HUNDRED PEOPLE WHICH WAS MUCH DIFFERENT FROM AN EVENT HE
HAD ON SUNDAY MORNING WITH MAYBE 100 PEOPLE AND A SMALL FARM OUT
AND ORIENT, IOWA. >>WHAT HAPPENS AT THESE EVENTS?
VOTERS TO GET UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH THE CANDIDATES AND
I THINK THAT IS WHAT IOWA CAN DO THAT NOT EVERYONE CAN DO. WHAT
ARE THESE INTERACTIONS LIKE? >> THIS IS LIKE A SMALLER SCALE
WHERE YOU GET TO SEE THE HUMANITY OF THE CANDIDATE. ARE
THEY OUT THERE JUST SAYING TALKING POINTS? ARE THEY
LISTENING TO PEOPLE AND HOW ARE THEY INTERACTING? IT IS THE
THING THAT PEOPLE ARE UNDER A MICROSCOPE. DOES HE KNOW
ANYTHING ABOUT FOREIGN POLICY? HOW DOES HE TALK ABOUT
AGRICULTURAL ISSUES? THESE ARE ALL THE THINGS THAT ARE UNDER MY
A MICROSCOPE. >> WHY IS IT THAT PEOPLE ARE NOT
READY TO COMMIT SO EARLY? THEY WAIT SO LONG TO MAKE A COMMITMENT. IS THAT
BECAUSE THEY WANT EVERYONE TO COME INTO THE LIVING ROOM BEFORE
THEY DECIDE? >>SURE. IOWA HAS SIX ELECTORAL
VOTES AND IF WE HAVE A PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, WE HAVE
BIGGER PROBLEMS IN TERMS OF DEALING WITH OUR CURRENT
POLITICS AND THIS IS IOWA’S ONE CHANCE TO SHINE. AGAIN, MOST
PEOPLE ARE NOT POLITICAL JUNKIES BUT FOR THOSE WHO ARE, IT IS
THEIR CHANCE TO HAVE A SAY AND LOOK AT PARTICULAR CONCERNS. WE
HAVE TO REMEMBER THAT WHATEVER THE POLLING SAYS, WE KNOW THAT
AS A GIVEN SNAPSHOT AT A GIVEN MOMENT AND IN 2012 WHEN MITT
ROMNEY WAS EXPECTED TO WIN THE REPUBLICAN CAUCUSES, TWO WEEKS
BEFORE, RICK WAS IN THE LOW SINGLE DIGITS AND IN THE VERY
LAST TWO WEEKS, HE FINISHED IN A VIRTUAL TIE WITH MITT ROMNEY. IT
IS ALWAYS GENERALLY SPEAKING BUT I WAS ALWAYS A FIELD INFLUX AND
THAT GIVES PEOPLE THAT ARE GUARDING THEIR CARS A LITTLE
MORE TIGHTLY A LITTLE MORE SAY. >>THERE ARE A LOT OF REASONS TO
SPEND TIME IN THE GREAT STATE OF IOWA BUT SOME CANDIDATES HAVE
PUT IN EXTRA MILES AND SOME OF THEM MAY NOT BE LEADING THE
POLLS BUT THEY ARE WORKING HARD TO GAIN NAME RECOGNITION.
>> POLITICS IS STUCK IN THE 20th CENTURY AND OUR HEARTS ARE
IN THE 21st CENTURY. WE HAVE A REAL PROBLEM ON OUR HANDS AND
THAT IS OF THE POLITICS IS NOT CURRENTLY ALIGNED WITH OUR DEEP
GOODNESS. >>YOU NEED SOMEONE THAT CAN
BUILD A BIG TENT WHERE PROGRESSIVES AND MODERATES WANT
TO VOTE FOR THAT CANDIDATE BECAUSE THAT IS HOW IMMIGRANTS
WON THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
>>I WANTED THE WEDDING PARTY TO GO TO RURAL AMERICA AND SAY WE
HAVE AN AGENDA TO MOVE TO AGRICULTURE SO THAT YOU CAN
START MAKING MONEY AGAIN AND I WILL SAY THAT YOU WILL MAKE A
LOT MORE MONEY THAN YOU HAVE EVER MADE OFF OF PRESIDENT
DONALD TRUMP. >>ONE OF THE THINGS THAT DRIVES
ME CRAZY IS THAT THEY ARE TURNING AWAY AND THIS
IS WHEN WE JUST NEED TO LEAN INTO INTERNATIONAL ENGAGEMENT,
RIGHT?>>DOES THAT CHANGE THINGS FOR
ANY OF THE CANDIDATES? >> THERE ARE MANY THAT HAVE HAD A SURPRISES
CAMPAIGN AND GOING INTO THIS, PEOPLE FORGET THAT HE WAS NOTED
TO BE HILLARY CLINTON’S VICE PRESIDENTIAL RUNNING MATE AND
THERE WAS SO MUCH BUZZ ABOUT HIM COMING INTO THIS RACE AND HE IS
SOMEONE THAT HAS STRUGGLED TO BREAK THROUGH BECAUSE THIS IS A
HISTORICALLY LARGE FIELD WHERE SO MANY CANDIDATES AND CHOICES
THAT IT IS HARD TO GET HEARD. HE HAS BEEN TRAVELING AROUND AND HE USED TO
OWN A RISO HE IS GOING TO BREWERIES AND BARS AND HE
STARTED HAVING A SUCCESSFUL MAYOR AND HAS REALLY STRUGGLED.
I THINK WHAT YOU WILL SEE IS THAT WHOEVER ENDS UP OUT OF THIS
PACK WILL ADOPT SOME OF THESE MESSAGES THAT YOU HEAR WITH THE
1% NURSE AND THEY WILL ADOPT THOSE MESSAGES BUT THEY ARE JUST
STRUGGLING TO BREAK THROUGH. >>IF YOU HAVE A SENSE OF WHAT
VOTERS ARE LOOKING FOR AND HOW THOSE CANDIDATES MIGHT CROSS
THAT THRESHOLD AND GET INTO THE UPPER TIER OF CANDIDATES.
>>IT’S HARD TO SAY WHAT THEY ARE LOOKING FOR. EVERY
CAUCUS GOER HAS THEIR OWN INTERESTS AND PRIORITIES IN MIND
AND THE ELECTABILITY WITH THAT NEBULOUS TERM, THAT IS IMPORTANT
TO A LOT OF FOLKS AND BEING ABLE TO BE PRESENT DONALD TRUMP.
>>TO YOUR POINT ABOUT POLLING AND NOT TELLING US MUCH, THEY SAY DON’T TRY TO MAKE SENSE
OF IT. IT DOES STAY INFLUX RIGHT UP TO
THE END. DO YOU AGREE WITH THAT?>> WE HAVE A WAY OF MAKING
SENSE OF IT BUT NOT IN TERMS OF SOMEONE GOING TO WIN THE
NOMINATION. IT IS GENERALLY ALMOST A FIELD
INFLUX. IF THERE ONLY TWO MAIN CANDIDATES LIKE BRADLEY GORE AND
THIS IS NOT AS THOUGH ANY OF THESE MAY BREAK THROUGH BUT THE
DIFFICULTY IN LOOKING AT THIS IS THAT AS THEY TRY TO GET THE
NOMINATION, ANY PRIMARY OR CAUCUSES, THEY CAN BE NASTIER
AND MORE VICIOUS AS A FIGHT AGAINST THE OPPONENTS AND THE
QUESTION FOR DEMOCRATS IS TO GO THROUGH THIS PROCESS AND IF YOUR CANDIDATE DOES NOT WIN
THE NOMINATION, WILL YOU SUPPORT THE PARTY’S CANDIDATE? BECAUSE,
DEMOCRATS QUITE OFTEN HAVE THAT FIGHT BETWEEN PEOPLE THAT ARE
PURISTS AND IF I PERSON DOESN’T WIN, THE REST OF YOU ARE EVIL
AND I DON’T WANT ANYTHING TO DO WITH IT AND THE PRAGMATIST, THE
TYPE THAT WILL SUPPORT. >>SOME FARMERS AROUND THE
COUNTRY ARE UNHAPPY WITH THE TRADE WAR PRESIDENT TRUMP IS
WAGING AGAINST CHINA AND HERE AT THE FAIR, THE AGRICULTURAL
ECONOMY IS ON FULL DISPLAY. WE ARE JOINED BY RHONDA COLEMAN WHO
IS TAKING THE TEMPERATURE OF FARMERS HERE IN IOWA.>>THAT IS RIGHT. IOWA IS AN AND
CULTURE STATE AN 85% OR MORE IS FARMLAND AND ABOUT ONE OUT OF
EVERY FIVE PEOPLE HERE IN IOWA DEPEND ON INCOMES. THE ISSUE
WITH TRADE AND TERRACE IS A REAL ISSUE. I AM WITH CRAIG HILL. HE
IS THE PRESIDENT OF THE IOWA FARM BUREAU. TELL US WHAT YOU
HEARD FROM YOUR MEMBERS HERE AND WHY IS TRADE AN IMPORTANT ISSUE?
>>YOU NEED TO UNDERSTAND THAT FARMERS ARE DISPROPORTIONATELY
SHOULDERING THE BURDEN OF THE TIER AIR FORCE WITH 70%
OF THE ARAB CULTURAL EXPORTS ARE EITHER A NEGOTIATING STAGE OR A
BATTLE IN SOME WAY OR ANOTHER. WE ARE INDEPENDENT STATE AND
GROW FAR MORE SO ABOUT 27% AND 50% OF THE SOYBEANS AND 15 OR
20% OF THE CORN IS EXPORTED AND THOSE ARE THE MAJOR COMMODITIES.
IT IS VERY DIFFICULT FOR US TO HAVE THIS TRADE WAR. OUR MARKET
SHORT-TERM HAS BEEN DAMAGED BUT LONG-TERM, HOPEFULLY THEY HAVE
IT ENDED BUT IT COULD BE A CONCLUSION OF THE OPPORTUNITIES
IN CHINA FOR EXAMPLE. CHINA HAS SAID THAT NO LONGER WILL THEY
ACCEPT ANY IMPORTS FROM IOWA OR
AMERICA. >>WHEN YOU HEAR THE CANDIDATE
SPEAK AND I KNOW YOUR ORGANIZATION IS NONPARTISAN BUT
WHEN YOU HEAR THEM COME THROUGH, DO YOU THINK THEY HAVE A GOOD
SENSE OF WHAT YOU JUST TOLD ME THAT THIS ISSUE HITS HOME TO
MANY PEOPLE. >>I THINK THEY UNDERSTAND THAT
THEY DON’T SENSE THE DEGREE OF IMPORTANCE THAT IT IS TO EXPORT.
WE ARE GOOD AT PRODUCING AND IF YOU CAN’T SELL THE LAST PORK
CHOP OR LAST BUSHEL OF GRAIN, THE MARKET PRICE PRECIPITATES
DOWN. WE DON’T HAVE THE LUXURY OF SETTING OUR PRICES. THEY ARE
DETERMINED BY THE MARKETPLACE AND IF WE HAVE A BIG SUPPLY AND
DEMAND, THE PRICE PLUMMETS. WE HAVE LOST HALF OF OUR
PROFITABILITY IN LAST FOUR OR FIVE YEARS AND FARMERS WITH
MEAGER INCOMES ARE BEING STRESSED AND BURNED MORE MONEY AND THERE WILL BE SOME FORM OF A
PROFIT. CHINA CONSUMES THAT MORE THAN 4 MILLION BUSHELS EVERY
YEAR. WE PRODUCE ABOUT HALF OF THOSE 1.2 BILLION BUSHELS IN
IOWA ALONE AND THEY PRODUCE THAT MANY SOYBEANS AND THAT MARKET
HAS BEEN LOST. IT IS VERY DRAMATIC ON FARMERS INCOME AND
THOSE ACRES NEXT YEAR>>HAVE YOU HEARD OF ANY
MEMBERS THINKING THAT CLIMATE CHANGE COULD BE THE ISSUE
SUPPORTING ONE CANDIDATE OR ANOTHER?
>> WE ADAPT IN AGRICULTURE VERY
WELL AND WE ADAPT TO WEATHER. WEATHER CHANGE WITH DRAMATIC
SHIFTS AND RAINFALL OR DROUGHTS OR TEMPERATURE AND ALL THOSE
CHANGES, WE ARE ADAPTING ANNUALLY TO THAT SO THE CLIENT
CHANGE DISCUSSIONS ARE IMPORTANT TO FARMERS BECAUSE WE ARE
CONSTANTLY ON THE OUTLOOK OF WHAT THE WEATHER WILL BE AND
WHAT IT WILL CHANGE TO SO WE ARE ADAPTING CONSTANTLY. THAT
DISCUSSION FOR A FARMER OR PRODUCER IS DIFFERENT THAN
SOMEONE FROM THE OUTSIDE BECAUSE IT HAS AN IMPACT ON US AND HOW
WE WILL NAVIGATE AND NEGOTIATE TO PERFORM AND PRODUCE EVERY
YEAR AND THAT IS AN IMPORTANT QUESTION.
>>THANK YOU FOR TELLING US ABOUT THAT AND EMILY, I WILL
SEND THINGS BACK OVER TO YOU. >>FARMERS HERE MAY NOT BE
FEELING LIKE THEY ARE NECESSARILY BEING ADDRESSED
DIRECTLY. HOW MUCH DID YOU HEAR ABOUT FARM POLICY ABOUT THE
TRADE WAR AND TARIFFS FROM THE SOAPBOX TODAY? I KNOW WE TALKED
ABOUT HOW THE ISSUE OF GUN CONTROL HAS A LOT OF OTHER
ISSUES THAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN PART OF THE CONVERSATION IN IOWA. HOW
MUCH DO YOU HEAR ABOUT THOSE BREAD-AND-BUTTER ISSUES?
>> AMY KLOBUCHAR TALKED ABOUT IT ON
THE SOAPBOX AND ADVANCEMENT OF HER APPEARANCE, ELIZABETH WARREN
HAD A RURAL POLICY THAT TALKED A LOT ABOUT THIS AND I THINK IT
WILL BE INTERESTING TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS IN THIS CAMPAIGN BECAUSE
A LOT OF PEOPLE CREDIT SUPPORT AMONG FARMERS AND ALL THE
POLICIES AND WHEN YOU COME OUT TO THESE
EVENTS AND THEY ARE LISTED WITH CAN ANSWER
SAYING AND THIS WILL BE AN INTERESTING THING TO WATCH.
DEMONSTRATION IS — AT LEAST THIS IS WHAT THEIR GOAL IS. THEY
ARE GIVING SUBSIDIES AND SO ON AND THERE’S A LOT OF HURT GOING
ON WITH THE FARM INDUSTRY FOR QUITE SOME TIME WITH PEOPLE
STRUGGLING WITH MONEY AND I THINK THAT WILL BE AN
INCREDIBLE WILDCARD ON THE DEMOCRATIC RACE SIDE.
>> NECK, HAVE YOU GOT US INTO THIS IS SOMETHING THAT BERNIE
SANDERS IS TALKING ABOUT WITH THE FARMERS ENCOURAGED BY WHAT
THEY HEAR? >> CENTER SANDERS WAS HAMMERING
ON FACTORY FARMS AND WANTING TO PUT MORE FOCUS ON THOSE. HE
HEARD MORE YESTERDAY AND IS THE FIRST PLACE OF HENRY
WALLACE AND SOMEBODY WHO IS CONCERNED OF THE CASH SUBSIDY
AND WAS PAYING PENNIES ON THE DOLLAR FOR WHAT THEY WOULD
TRADITIONALLY GET ON THE MARKET FOR THEIR PRODUCTS. CENTER
SANDERS IS URGING TO END THE TRADE WAR AND WITH THE ARGUMENT
BEING THAT FARMERS WANT TO BE IN THE OPEN MARKET AND WANT TO BE
EARNING FAIR WAGES FOR THEIR FAIR LABOR.>>DENNIS, DO YOU GET THE SENSE
THAT THIS ISSUE COULD BE A DETERRENT FOR CHUMP VOTERS?
MAYBE DEMOCRATS ARE NOT VOTING UP?
>>I THINK THEY ARE EDUCATED VOTERS AND KNOW HOW THE WORLD
WORKS AND THEY ARE NOT NARROW. THE FARM BUREAU PERSON SAID THAT
FARMERS DEAL IN THE GLOBAL MARKETS AND THE PROBLEM FOR THE
DEMOCRATS IS THAT THEY HAVE, OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF DECADES
TO BE KNOWN AS THE PARTY OF THE BIG CITIES. SO, THEY GO IN IN AN
ATTEMPT TO WIN SUPPORT WITH A BIG STRIKE AGAINST THEM AND THEY
HAVE TO WORK TO OVERCOME THAT. THEY HAVE TO SHOW PEOPLE IN THE
AG INDUSTRY THAT IT IS NOT JUST POLITICAL
TOURERS BUT THEY REALLY DO MEAN WHAT THEY SAY IN TERMS OF
HELPING PEOPLE IN THOSE AREAS. >>LET’S TAKEN MORE ON THE
CANDIDATES THEMSELVES. ELIZABETH WARREN BROUGHT HER
MESSAGE TO THE FAIR AND HERE’S WHAT SHE HAD TO SAY.
>>WHEN YOU SEE A GOVERNMENT THAT WORKS GREAT FOR THE RICH
AND THOSE WITH MONEY AND WORKS GREAT FOR THOSE WITH CONNECTIONS
AND IS NOT WORKING FOR MUCH OF ANYONE ELSE, THAT IS CORRUPTION
PURE AND SIMPLE AND WE NEED TO CALL IT OUT FOR WHAT IT IS. HERE
IS THE DEAL. I HAVE THE BIGGEST ANTICORRUPTION PLAN SINCE
WATERGATE. HERE IS THE BAD NEWS. WE NEED THE BIGGEST
ANTICORRUPTION PLAN IS WATERGATE. OUR CHANCE IN 2020 IS
TO FIGHT BACK AGAINST THE CORRUPTION AND TO MAKE OUR
GOVERNMENT WORK FOR US. HERE IS A BIG PART OF HOW I WANT
TO DO THAT. WE WILL NOT DO IT WITH ONE LITTLE STATUE OVER HERE
OR ONE REGULATION OVER HERE. THE WAY WE WILL DO IT IS WITH BIG
STRUCTURAL CHANGE.>>DO YOU LIKE BIG STRUCTURAL
CHANGE? IT IS TIME FOR A WEALTH TAX IN AMERICA. LET ME GIVE YOU A QUICK
EXHIBITION. YOUR FIRST $59 IS FREE AND CLEAR. YOUR 59th AND FIRST DOLLAR, YOU
HAVE TO PITCH IN TWO CENTS. GREAT, YOU BUILT A FORTUNE HERE
IN AMERICA AND I GUARANTEE YOU THAT YOU WILL TO IMPART WITH WORKERS IN ALL THIS HELP
PAY TO EDUCATE. YOU BUILT IT IMPART GETTING YOUR GOODS TO
MARKET ON ROADS AND BRIDGES THAT ALL OF US HELPED PAY TO BUILD.
YOU BUILT IT IMPART PROTECTED BY POLICE AND FIREFIGHTERS AND ALL
OF US HELPED PAY THE SALARIES FOR. ALL WE ARE SAYING IS THAT
IF YOU MAKE IT REALLY BIG, THE TOP ONE CHANCE OF 1%, FORTUNES
ABOVE $50 MILLION, IF YOU MAKE IT THAT BIG, PIGEON TO CENSOR
EVERYONE ELSE IN THIS COUNTRY GETS A CHANCE TO MAKE IT. YOU KNOW, MY DAD ENDED UP AS A
JANITOR BUT HIS BABY DAUGHTER GOT THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE A
PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHER AND A COLLEGE PROFESSOR AND A UNITED
STATES SENATOR AND TO BE A CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT OF THE
UNITED STATES. I BELIEVE THAT WE DREAM BEING IN AMERICA AND FIGHT
HARD AND WE WILL WIN. THANK YOU.>> BERNIE SANDERS HAS ALREADY
SPENT A LOT OF MONEY DISABLING THAT HE SEES IT AS CRUCIAL
TERRITORY. LET’S HEAR HIS MESSAGE FROM THE SOAPBOX
YESTERDAY. >> FOUR YEARS AGO I STOOD UP
HERE AND I SAID THAT IF YOU WORK 40 HOURS A WEEK IN AMERICA, YOU
SHOULD NOT LIVE IN POVERTY. WE HAVE TO RAISE THE MINIMUM WAGE
TO $15 AN HOUR. WORKERS SHOULD FIND IT EASIER TO
BECOME MEMBERS OF THE UNION. FOUR YEARS AGO, THAT SEEMED LIKE
A WILD AND CRAZY IDEA BUT SINCE THEN, SEVEN STATES AND THE U. S.
CONGRESS HAS PASSED LEGISLATION RAISING THE MINIMUM WAGE TO $15 AN HOUR. THANK YOU IOWA
FOR HELPING TO LEAD THE WAY.>>WE ARE GETTING A LITTLE
STATIC. SO, WE HAVE BEEN TALKING A LOT ABOUT POLITICS SO FAR ON
THE SHOW AND WE WILL BE CHECKING IN WITH HAND TOOLS BUT
RIGHT NOW LET’S TALK ABOUT THIS SANDERS CLIP RIGHT HERE.
NICK, YOU WERE THERE WITH BERNIE SANDERS DURING THAT STAGE, IS
THAT RIGHT? >>I WAS.
>>WHAT WAS THE REACTION LIKE? >> A LOT WERE PLATFORMS AND THE
ARGUMENT THAT HE WILL BE TAKING ON RACISM AND ETC. A LOT OF
WHICH HE ATTRIBUTED TO THE PRESIDENT, THAT GOT A BIG CHEER
AND THERE WAS LIKE THREE SIGNS THAT WOULD POP UP EVERY NOW AND
AGAIN WHICH IS OBVIOUSLY NOT SCIENTIFIC BUT THAT WOULD HAPPEN
AND THEN YOU HAVE A LOT OF FOLKS WHO ARE VERY SUPPORTIVE OF
SANDERS. THE SOAPBOX IN PARTICULAR IN THE IOWA CAUCUS
GOERS REALLY PROPELLED HIS CAMPAIGN TO A NEW LEVEL AND WHAT
FROM SOMETHING THAT WAS COMPETING FOR THE NOMINATION.
>> HOW DOES IT FEEL DIFFERENT THIS TIME AROUND? HE IS NOT THE
FRONT RUNNER AND NOT EVEN NUMBER TWO. WE HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT
THE POLLS BUT WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN NOW AND THEN?
>>I WOULD SAY NOW THAT HE VERY MUCH HAS HIS HARD-CORE
CONTINGENT OF SUPPORTERS AND PEOPLE I CAN POINT OUT SAY HIS
MESSAGE HAS BEEN CONSISTENT FOR 30 YEARS. YOU ALSO HAVE PEOPLE
WHO WANT A MORE DIVERSE CANDIDATE AND WOULD LIKE TO SEE
A WOMAN OR SOMEONE THAT IS YOUNGER OR PERSON OF COLOR
REPRESENTING THE PARTY IN THE 2020 ELECTION AND THERE’S AN
ARGUMENT TO BE MADE THAT THE SENATORS, ALL OF THESE MESSAGES
HAVE RESONATED SO MUCH THAT THEY ARE TAKING OVER THE DEMOCRATIC
FIELD WITH VARIATIONS ON HEALTHCARE AND THE $50 PER HOUR
MINIMUM WAGE THAT WAS VOTED ON AND SEVEN
STATES HAVE TAKEN ON. >>HOLLY, WHAT ABOUT THAT ?
PUSHING LEFT OF THE DEMOCRATIC FIELD, IS THAT WORRYING SOME
VOTERS? ARE WE MAKING TOO MUCH OF THAT?
>> IF YOU TALK TO VOTERS, A LOT OF
PEOPLE SAY THEY ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THE IDEA OF MEDICARE AND
THE IDEA THAT PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE MIGHT GET RID OF IT
AND HOW THAT MIGHT PLAY. MICHAEL BENNETT YESTERDAY WAS ON STAGE
BEFORE BERNIE SANDERS AND WAS CRITICAL AND KEPT SHOUTING OUT
BERNIE SANDERS AND CRITICIZING SOME OF HIS POLICIES AND WAS PROBABLY BOOED BECAUSE
MANY PEOPLE WERE ALREADY WAITING FOR BERNIE SANDERS TO COME ON
STAGE AND I THINK WHAT IS INTERESTING IS THAT BERNIE
SANDERS HAS , HE TALKED ABOUT THESE ISSUES
FOUR YEARS AGO AND HE MENTIONS THIS. HE SAYS AND LED THE WAY ON THIS
AND HE IS EXPECTING VOTERS TO GIVE HIM CREDIT FOR THIS. HE WAS
THE ONE TALKING ABOUT IT BUT NOW THERE ARE SO MANY CANDIDATES IN
THAT LANE. ELIZABETH WARREN TALKS ABOUT A LOT OF THE ISSUES
AND KAMALA HARRIS DOES AND THE IMPORTANT THING FOR BERNIE
SANDERS IS TO TRY TO RECAPTURE SOME OF THAT MAGIC AND IT WILL
BE INTERESTING TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS IF WHETHER HE STARTS
GOING AFTER ELIZABETH MORE AGGRESSIVELY FOR BEING SOMEONE
THAT IS SO LIKE HIM . IT WILL BE INTERESTING TO SEE
WHAT HE DOES IN TERMS OF HOW HE TREATS THE OTHER CANDIDATES.
>>WHAT ABOUT THAT DYNAMIC AND HOW HE IS MAYBE NEEDING TO GO
AFTER SENATOR WARREN? DO YOU SEE THE GLOVES COMING OFF?
>>AT THIS POINT , HE IS FOCUSED ON HIS MESSAGE AS HE IS KNOWN
FOR. HE HAS HIS PLATFORMS AND HE WILL BEAT THOSE DRUMS EVERYWHERE
HE GOES CONSISTENTLY. IT WILL BE INTERESTING TO SEE IF HE DOES
CHANGE IT UP AND STARTS GOING AFTER CANDIDATES MORE
SPECIFICALLY IN A MORE TARGETED AND PLANNED FASHION BUT I HAVE
NOT SEEN THAT YET. >>WE HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT
POLITICS A LOT ON THE SHOW SO FAR AND YOU MIGHT FORGET THAT MANY
PEOPLE ARE JUST HERE AT THE STATE FAIR TO HAVE SOME FUN.
LET’S CHECK IN ON HANNAH JEWELL THAT IS LOOKING TO SEE WHAT
ACTUALLY BRINGS PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER TO THE FAIRGROUNDS.
>>THIS IS WHAT THINGS PEOPLE. I’M HERE WITH OPERATOR OF THIS
ESTABLISHMENT THAT OFFERS MANY FINE FOODS ON STICKS.
>>WE HAVE OUR HOMEMADE BACON MEATBALL WITH BACON CHEESE AND SMOKED AND DIPPED IN
BARBECUE SAUCE ON A STICK. >>I THINK YOU SAID LIKE BACON
LIKE EIGHT TIMES. AND SO THIS IS OUR BACON PIQUANT STICK. THIS IS
WITH BROWN SUGAR STUFFED CRUST DIPPED IN CARAMEL AND ROLLED IN
BACON AND CRUST PITONS. >>WHAT IS THIS?
>>THIS IS A LEMONADE AND ICE CREAM CONE HAVING A BABY.
>> THAT IS WHAT IT TASTES LIKE.>> WHY DO I ONCE INSIST ON
PUTTING THEIR FOOD ON STICKS? >> THERE IS A LOT TO BE DONE AND
YOU CAN BE BOGGED DOWN BY SITTING DOWN EATING SO YOU HAVE
TO BE ABLE TO WALK AND MOVE AND TALK WHILE YOU’RE EATING YOUR
FOOD. >> HOW DO YOU DECIDE WHAT YOU
WILL PUT ON A STICK EACH YEAR? DOES IT CHANGE?
>> IT’S MORE OF WHAT SPEAKS TO YOU AND WHAT DREAMS WE COME UP
WITH AN HOUR SLEEP AND THOUSANDS OF HOURS OF DEVELOPMENT HAVE GONE INTO
THE PRODUCTS IN OUR BOX. >>IF YOU HAVE ANY PRESIDENTIAL
CANDIDATE TRY ONE OF YOUR FOODS, WHAT FOOD DO YOU THINK THEY
SHOULD TRY? >>I WOULD SAY THE BACON BALL IS
THE BEST FOR PUBLICITY SHOTS BUT THE LEMONADE CREAMSICLE IS
MY FAVORITE. >> THAT IS A DANGER ZONE. IT IS
COVERED IN STICKY SAUCE. >>YES BUT YOU CAN SHOW YOU ARE
A TRUE PROFESSIONAL RIGHT EATING IT WITHOUT GETTING IT ON
YOUR SHIRT AND IF YOU GET SAUCE ON YOUR SHIRT, IT SHOWS YOU ARE
A REAL PERSON. >> I WANT TO TRY THIS. I WILL
PUT THIS DOWN AND WE WILL SEE IF I CAN MAKE THE CUT. JUST CUT
AWAY WHEN IT GETS TOO NASTY. >>THAT WAS A SMALL BITE.
>>I AM DOING MY BEST HERE . AMERICA. THAT WAS GOOD. BACK TO
YOU GUYS. >>HANNAH, I AM A LITTLE JEALOUS
OF YOUR ASSIGNMENT . I WILL HAVE SOMETIMES WAITING FOR YOU WHEN
YOU GET BACK, JUST SAYING. LET’S ZOOM OUT AND LOOK AT THIS FIELD.
IS BY THE WANT TO BEAT? IS IT JUST BIDEN FROM FEBRUARY AND
BEYOND? >> I THINK THIS IS A RACE
INFLUX. BIDEN CERTAINLY LEADS MANY OF THE POLLS AND THERE ARE
A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO ARE CHASING HIM AND HAVE GOOD GROUND
OPERATIONS AND HAVE ENTHUSIASM AND EXCITEMENT AND A LOT OF
VOTERS ARE STILL HAVING THEIR HEAD AND THE ELECTABILITY
ARGUMENT OF WHO CAN BEAT TRUMP AND WHO WILL PLAY WELL IN
PENNSYLVANIA AND SO ON BUT EVERY DAY, THAT IS CHIPPED AWAY AT A
LITTLE BIT AND I THINK IF WE HAVE LEARNED
ANYTHING FROM ANY RACE IN 2016, IT IS HARD TO MAKE PREDICTIONS
BUT THAT IS THE DYNAMIC GOING FORWARD.
>>PREDICTIONS? YOU DON’T LOOK LIKE YOU WANT TO DO ONE.
>>IF I WERE SITTING AT 40% ANYONE ELSE WAS AT 20, I THINK
TO A GREAT EXTENT, AT LEAST EARLY ON IT WOULD BE BIDEN’S TO
LOSE BUT IT IS TOO FLUID AND THE FIELD IS TOO FRAGMENTED. LET’S
SEE WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE 1% RUNS OUT OF MONEY AND DROPS OUT
AND SEE WHERE THEIR SUPPORT IS. IF THEY HAD A SIGNIFICANT
SUPPORT, THEY WOULD NOT BE AT 1%. IT IS NOT A SPRINT BUT A
MARATHON. >> NEXT, WHAT IS THE SAYING
WITH THE THREE TICKETS OUT OF IOWA? WHAT IS THAT?
>> IS SOMETHING THAT I ABSOLUTELY STOLE. THE IDEA IS
THAT YOU HAVE TO FINISH IN THE TOP THREE FOR YOUR PROSPECTIVE
PARTY IN ORDER TO HAVE MOMENTUM GOING FORWARD INTO THE REST OF
THE PRIMARY SEASON. THE ONE PERSON WHO DID NOT PULL THAT OFF
WAS SENATOR JOHN McCAIN IN 2008 WHICH IF MEMORY SERVES, HIS
CAMPAIGN HAD A ROUGH START TO EXPLAIN HIS FOURTH-PLACE THAT
YEAR. THE CANDIDATES RIGHT NOW ARE LOOKING AT THOSE TOP THREE
SPOTS AND THERE ARE SO MANY IN THE FIELD SO WHAT DOES THAT END
UP LOOKING LIKE? IT COMES DOWN TO RAW NUMBERS. IT WILL NOT BE
AS EASY AS SECRETARY OF STATE CLINTON VERSUS SANDERS IN 2016.
THERE ARE FIVE FOLKS THAT ARE CONSIDERED TOP-TIER VIABLE
CANDIDATES AND ONE OF THE INTERESTING THINGS IS BECAUSE
THERE ARE SO MANY PEOPLE IN THE FIELD, CONGRESSMAN BILLING HIS
CAMPAIGN TOLD ME THAT THEY ARE HOPING THAT THE THREE TICKETS
BECOME FIVE AND THEY ARE ABLE TO OUTPERFORM THEIR EXPECTATION
GOING INTO THE CAUCUS AND MAYBE NOT EVEN FINISHED IN THAT
TRADITIONAL TOP THREE BUT HAVE A BREAKOUT MOMENT WHERE PEOPLE
START PAYING MORE ATTENTION AND BUILDING THAT STEAM INTO THE
CRESCENDO OF SUPER TUESDAY A MONTH LATER.
>> TO LOOK AT WHAT VOTERS ARE LOOKING FOR HERE, WE HAVE BEEN
TALKING SO MUCH ABOUT CANDIDATES AND FAIRGOERS
BUT LET’S CHECK IN WITH THE FOLKS IN CANYON COUNTY. THAT IS
ONE OF THE 31 COUNTIES IN THE STATE THAT VOTED FOR OBAMA IN
2012 AND THE FOR TRUMP IN 2016.>>I DID NOT LIKE HILLARY BUT I
COULD NOT VOTE FOR TRUMP. I CAN’T AGREE WITH THE MAN WITH
HIS MORALS. >> HE HAS DONE MORE FOR THIS
COUNTRY IN THE LAST FEW YEARS AND WHAT HAS DONE FOR A LONG
TIME. HE HAS A BIG MOUTH BUT THAT IS NOT WHAT
IS MAKING THE COUNTRY GO. >>THE COUNTRY WAS IN THAT
STATEMENT HE STARTED . >>IT WAS GREAT. [ LAUGHING ].
>> I DID VOTE FOR TRUMP MYSELF WITH REGRET NOW.
>> THAT OPINION IS INFLUENCED BY THE TWEETS THAT HE ISSUES ALL
THE TIME. >>HE DOES ENOUGH OF THAT. WAY
TOO MUCH. >>I DON’T BELIEVE IN A LOT OF
HIS ACTIONS AND THE WAY HE BELITTLES NO MATTER WHO. HE
BELITTLES THEM. >>I THINK HE TENDS TO OPEN HIS
MOUTH AND ACTIVATE HIS THUMB BEFORE HE ENGAGES HIS BRAIN. AT
THIS POINT IN TIME, I BELIEVE I WILL PROBABLY VOTE FOR HIM AGAIN
BUT IF HE DOES SOMETHING THAT REALLY UPSETS ME, I WOULD
CERTAINLY GO THE OTHER WAY.>>I VOTED FOR HILLARY CLINTON
WHICH I STILL THINK SHE SHOULD HAVE WON AND I’M NOT VOTING FOR
DONALD TRUMP IN 2020, I CAN GUARANTEE THAT. I LIKE KAMALA
HARRIS AND JOE BIDEN. I LIKE WARREN BUT I DON’T LIKE THE
NAMES THAT JUMP CALLS PEOPLE. THERE IS NO REASON FOR THAT.
>>THE MOMENT THAT I KNEW THAT I WAS NOT EVER GOING TO BE ABLE
TO VOTE FOR TRUMP WAS THE DATE HE WALKED DOWN THE ESCALATOR AT
TRUMP TOWER AND I THOUGHT I CAN’T EVEN BELIEVE THIS GUY IS
RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT. I ACTUALLY ALWAYS KNEW I WOULD BE
SUPPORTING HILLARY FOR PRESIDENT. I HAVE BEEN A
DEMOCRAT MY WHOLE LIFE AND THE CANDIDATES TO THE LEFT, I REALLY
LIKE BUT I’M CONCERNED MY STATE WON’T VOTE THAT WAY AND WE NEED
IOWA. >>I VOTED FOR DONALD TRUMP IN
2016. THE THING I DON’T CARE ABOUT JUMP RIGHT NOW IS SOME OF
THE THINGS HE IS SAYING AND A LOT OF THE THINGS HE IS USING ON
TWITTER. THAT IS NOT THE CORRECT WAY THAT I THINK THE PRESIDENT
SHOULD ACT. IF THE DEMOCRATS CAN COME UP WITH THE CANDIDATE THAT
WERE NOT GIVE AWAY THE FARM AS WELL AS FREE EDUCATION AND OTHER
ASPECTS OF SOCIALISM, I WOULD TAKE A STRONG LOOK AT
THEM. >>THERE IS A LOT HAPPENING IN
THAT VIDEO AND IT IS INTERESTING TO SEE WHAT IS ON
VOTERS MINDS AND WHEN IT COMES TO TRUMP, IT WAS INTERESTING TO
ME HOW THE CONCERN WAS ABOUT HOW HE TWEETS AND TALKS. NOT
ARGUMENTS ABOUT WHAT HE HAS DONE OR HIS POLICY. WHAT DO YOU MAKE
OF THAT? >> THERE IS QUITE A LOT OF
SUPPORT FOR DONALD TRUMP STILL IN THE HEARTLAND, I THINK. THERE
MIGHT BE CONCERNED ABOUT WHERE THE POLICIES ARE GOING BUT THEY
ARE STILL WILLING TO GIVE HIM THE BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT BUT HIS
STYLE AND MANNER AS PRESIDENT. PARTICULARLY FOR ODOR — OLDER VOTERS AND WHAT IS TO
BE PRESIDENTIAL WITH THE DIGNITY OF THE OFFICE. HE IS FALLING
SHORT. >>THERE WAS ALSO AN
INTERESTING ISSUE THAT CAME UP WITH SELECT ABILITY. THESE
VOTERS ARE NOT CHOOSING A CANDIDATE WITH THEIR HEART BUT
RATHER WITH AN EYE ON THE MAP AND THAT IS AN INTERESTING
DEVELOPMENT. WHY ARE VOTERS SO RETICENT?
>>EVERYONE IS STILL SO SHOCKED FROM WHAT HAPPENED IN THE 2016
CAMPAIGN AND ANYONE THAT TRAVELED SAW THAT IT WASN’T
NECESSARILY WHAT PEOPLE IMAGINED AT THE RALLY THE PEOPLE THAT
WANTED TO BLOW UP THE SYSTEM. THEY LEFT THEIR JOB AND WERE
CONCERNED ABOUT THE FUTURE OF THEIR CITIES AND ALL THAT
BUBBLING UP ISSUE IS STILL THERE AND WHAT IS INTERESTING IS WHEN
YOU TRAVEL AROUND AND ANDREW YANG, THIS IS THE REASON THAT
THIS IS THE GUY THAT IS BUBBLING THERE. HE SAYS DONALD
TRUMP DIDN’T GET IT ALL WRONG HIS EXECUTION JUST HAS BEEN
WRONG. IN TERMS OF TRYING TO TALK ABOUT ADDRESSING SOME OF
THE ISSUES ABOUT JOB LOSS AND PEOPLE’S FEARS ABOUT AUTOMATION
AND WHERE THE FUTURE IS GOING. I THINK AS DEMOCRATS TALK ABOUT THAT
MORE AND TRY TO CONNECT WITH PEOPLE IN THAT WAY, THEY WILL BE
IN BETTER SHAPE THAN THEY WERE WHEN I FELT LIKE MOST OF THE
PARTY WAS FOCUSED ON BIG CITIES AND SO ON AS OPPOSED TO WHAT IS
GOING ON IN RURAL AMERICA. >> LOOKING INTO THE 31 COUNTIES
THAT FLIP-FLOPPED. WHAT DO YOU THINK VOTERS COULD GO FOR? DO
THEY GO FOR THE DEMOCRATS OR ARE THEY CONCERNED THAT THEY ARE TOO
FAR LEFT? >>I HAVE NOT BEEN TO THE 31
COUNTIES AND ONE OF MY COLLEAGUES, BRANDED A BIG STORY
FOCUSING ON THE VOTERS AND IT WAS INTERESTING. YOU SAW PEOPLE
WHO WERE THINKING MAYBE WE CAN PUT THESE COUNTIES BACK AND THE
QUESTION MARK OF HOW TO DO IT IS SPECIFIC TO EACH VOTER AND
WHETHER PEOPLE JUST DO NOT VOTE OR PEOPLE WHO VOTED FOR POCKETBOOK REASONS
FOR EXAMPLE AND HOW TO REACH THEM. IT IS AN INDIVIDUAL
DECISION. >>SURE AND THAT HAS TO BE A
TURNOUT QUESTION. WITH THESE FLIP-FLOP COUNTIES.
>> MY REAL ESTATE FRIENDS TOWING THE THREE MOST IMPORTANT
FACTORS ARE LOCATION, LOCATION LOCATION AND IN ELECTORAL
POLITICS, TURNOUT, TURNOUT AND TURNOUT BUT THEY ARE STILL
HAVING THIS FIGHT AMONG THEMSELVES THAT BEGAN AT LEAST
IN 2015 IF NOT BEFORE AND ARE THEY A PROGRESSIVE LIBERAL PARTY
OR MORE CENTRIST AND WE SEE BOTH SIDES OF THAT. THE ONE PERSON WE
SAW THAT MY CONSIDER VOTING FOR THE DEMOCRATS CENTER LIKE YOU
WOULD BE OKAY FOR VOTING FOR MORE CENTRAL LIBERAL BUT DID NOT
WANT PROGRESSIVE. >>LET’S GO BACK TO JOYCE WHO
WAS AT THE FAIRGROUNDS. >>EMILY, WE ARE AT THE COLONEL HOLE AND IF YOU WANT TO KNOW
WHERE I WAS THEN, THIS IS THE PLACE TO COME. I’M JOINED BY
DAVE PRICE WHO STARTED THIS 15 YEARS AGO. TELL ME HOW THIS
WORKS. >>IT IS SUPER SCIENTIFIC AND
EVERY PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE HAS A JAR. ON THE DEMOCRATS ON THE
SIDE OF THE TABLE AND EACH PERSON GETS CORN AND WE WEIGH THEM INSTEAD OF
COUNTING THEM INDIVIDUALLY WHICH WE DID THE FIRST COUPLE OF YEARS
WHICH WAS A HUGE MISTAKE AND YOU GET A BIG SENSE OF WHERE THEY
ARE. >>HOW ACCURATE HOUSES THEN
OVER THE YEARS? >>IT DEPENDS ON HOW YOU WANT TO
CONSIDER ACCURATE. IT’S AUGUST AND THE CAUCUS IS USUALLY
JANUARY OR FEBRUARY SO IT IS PRETTY FAR OUT BUT THEY TEND TO
BE FAIRLY REPRESENTATIVE OF WHERE IT IS BUT WE HAVE TRENDS
TO SEE WHERE THINGS ARE SO IF YOU LOOK AT THE TOTAL NUMBERS,
THIS IS VERY UNUSUAL AND THE DEMOGRAPHICS OF THE STATE FAIR,
YOU HAVE A LOT MORE RURAL PEOPLE AND THERE HAS ONLY BEEN ONE
DEMOCRAT IN THE 15 YEARS THAT HAS EVER WON. HE WON BY 2%.
>> IT SHOWS THAT. THE CUTS ARE UP 51 SO MATCHING
WHAT THAT TURNOUT WAS, DOESN’T MEAN ANYTHING OR IS IT BECAUSE
ALL THESE CANDIDATES HAVE BEEN WALKING AROUND? THAT IS WHAT WE
DON’T KNOW BUT IT IS WAY CLOSER THAN NORMAL. WE ARE JUST NOT
SEEING THAT THIS YEAR SO FAR. >>RIGHT NOW IT IS BIDEN AND
PETE BUTTIGIEG ON THE DEMOCRAT SIDE AND TRUMP HAS THE
REPUBLICAN VOTE. WHAT IS 20/20 GOING TO LOOK LIKE BASED ON YOUR
POLL? >> MAYBE IF THESE THINGS PLAY OUT,
PERHAPS IT IS CLOSER BUT STILL AN UPHILL BATTLE IF YOU LOOK AT
WHAT TRUMP DID IN 2015 MY WINNING BY DOUBLE DIGITS
BASICALLY AND WINNING ALL BUT SIX OF THE 99 COUNTIES. IT IS AN
UPHILL CLIMB AND THIS SHOWS THAT IF THIS IS RIGHT, THAT AT LEAST
AT THIS POINT, PEOPLE THINK MAYBE THIS COULD BE MORE
COMPETITIVE THAN IT HAS BEEN IN ON THE REPUBLICAN SIDE, TRUMP IS
DOMINATING SO THAT IS OUT LIKE A CONTEST
BUT WE HAVE BIDEN THAT HAD A THIRD OF THE VOTES ON DAY ONE
AND NOW HE IS DOWN TO A FOURTH OF THE VOTES AND THE MIDDLE TIER
WITH PETE BUTTIGIEG AND WARREN AND SANDERS BATTLING AND THE REST WELL BELOW. THAT
MAY SHOW WHERE THINGS ARE. >>IT IS CERTAINLY AN INDICATOR
OF WHERE THINGS COULD BE. >> THERE IS QUITE A WAYS TO GO.
THE RESULTS WILL COME AT THE END OF THE FAIR SO WE WILL BE
LOOKING TO SEE WHICH DEMOCRATS ARE TOP-PERFORMING AND WHETHER
OR NOT THAT PERSON IS SPLIT AND IT SHIFTS THAT ALL.
>> I THINK WE MIGHT HAVE FOUND A METHOD THAT IS FOOLPROOF. THEY
CANNOT GET TO THE SYSTEM.>>YOU ARE RIGHT.
>>ONE THING THAT IS SO INTERESTING IS THAT PETE
BUTTIGIEG IS RUNNING IN SECOND AND THAT IS A NAME WE HAVEN’T
TALKED ABOUT YET. HE HASN’T TAKEN TO THE SOAPBOX AND HE WILL
BE TAKING TO THAT TOMORROW. JUST IN THE WEEKEND OF THE
DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES. HOLLY, ARE YOU SURPRISED TO HEAR HIM
AND NUMBER TWO? >>NOT AT ALL. WHEN YOU ARE OUT
AT VARIOUS EVENTS, EVERYONE WHEN YOU TALK TO VOTERS, THEY ALWAYS
HAVE THEIR LIST OF PEOPLE THAT THEY ARE INTERESTED IN AND I
HAVE BEEN SURPRISED. REMEMBER BEING AT A BETO O’ROURKE EVENT AND I WAS
TALKING TO VOTERS AND THEY WERE EXCITED TO HAVE HIM IN THE
CAMPAIGN BUT A HUSH CAME OVER THEM WHEN THEY WERE TALKING
ABOUT MAYOR PETE. THEY WERE OLDER VOTERS AND THAT WAS WHEN I
SAW THE PUNDITRY OF WORK HERE AND THESE PEOPLE WERE IN THEIR
80s AND THEY LIKED MAYOR PETE BECAUSE THEY LIKED HOW HE TALKED
BUT ALSO THAT HE WAS YOUNGER AND THAT HE COULD APPEAL AND WENT
OVER YOUNGER VOTERS. IT WAS WHAT THEY WERE INTERESTED IN AND THEY
LIKED WHERE HE WAS AND THEY LIKE THE IDEA THAT HE COULD WIN OVER
YOUNG PEOPLE. HE WILL BE HERE TOMORROW AND WE WILL SEE WHAT
KIND OF REACTION HE GETS BUT HE IS GETTING BIG CROWDS AND HE HASN’T
BEEN HERE AS MUCH AS THE OTHER CANDIDATES BUT THAT WILL CHANGE.
>>CANDIDATES AREN’T HERE, DO THEY TAKE NOTE?
>>THEY DO. I THINK IOWANS THEY SAY RESPECT IS ENOUGH TO
TALK TO US AND IF YOU DON’T TALK TO US, MAYBE YOU DON’T RESPECT US AS MUCH IS YOU
SHOULD. >>NOW WE WILL GO TO HANNAH .
SHE IS AND THAT ANIMAL LEARNING CENTER. WHAT IS GOING ON THERE?
>> THIS IS MY FAVORITE PLACE WHERE THEY HAVE A LARGE NUMBER
OF BABY ANIMALS INCLUDING THESE BABY CHICKENS AT VARIOUS STAGES
OF LIFE BUT YOU CAN WATCH THEM AND HERE’S AN ACTIVE LITTLE BOY.
THEY LOOK A LITTLE TIRED AND BEING BORN IS KIND OF EXHAUSTING
BUT WE CAN RELATE TO THAT. HERE THEY COME. THEY DON’T KNOW
WHO WILL BE PRESIDENT IN 2020 AND OR DO ANY OF US BUT JUST THE
PROGRAMMING FOR YOU. FOR ANYONE THAT HAS HAD ENOUGH POLITICS.
>>I’M SURE WE CAN MAKE A JOKE HERE ABOUT THE CANDIDATES
BUT I WILL GIVE YOU THE OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE THE JOKES.
FINAL THOUGHTS. WE HAVE THE GENERAL ELECTION BUT THIS IS THE
KICKOFF TO A PRIMARY SEASON. WHAT DO YOU SEE AND WHAT ARE YOU
LOOKING FOR BETWEEN HERE AND THE CAUCUSES? IN FEBRUARY?
>>WE WILL BE LOOKING FOR HOW MUCH ENERGY THE SUPPORTERS
BRING TO THE TABLE AND WHAT CROWD THEY CAN DRAW. REALLY,
THAT ENTHUSIASM THAT PEOPLE BRING TO THE TABLE TO REPEAT
MYSELF. >> DENNIS, HOW ABOUT YOU?
>>AS THE FIELD STARTS TO THIN, WHILE THOSE SUPPORTERS OF THE
CANDIDATES THAT DROPOUT BE WILLING TO WORK HARD FOR THE
CANDIDATES WHO ARE IN THE LEAD AND EVENTUALLY GET THE
NOMINATION. >>HOLLY, FINAL THOUGHTS?
>>SAME AND SAYING. I’M ALSO LOOKING AT 10 JOE BIDEN SHOW THE
ENERGY THAT HE NEEDS AND CAN BERNIE SANDERS RE-CREATE THE
MAGIC HE HAD IN 2016 AND WHAT WILL HAPPEN WITH ELIZABETH
WARREN AND KAMALA HARRIS? THEY BOTH HAVE SIGNIFICANT GROUND
GAMES BUT IT SEEMS ALSO THAT THEY ARE GOING AFTER THE SAME
PEOPLE. WHAT WILL HAPPEN WITH THAT DYNAMIC?
>> THANK YOU NICK AND DENNIS AND HOLLY. IT HAS BEEN GREAT
SPENDING TIME WITH YOU AT THE IOWA STATE FAIR. THANK YOU FOR
JOINING US AS WE COVER THIS EARLY BUT CRUCIAL STAGE OF THIS
2020 PRESIDENTIAL RACE. WE WILL HAVE MUCH MORE COVERAGE WITH THE
CANDIDATES AND THE ISSUES IN THE COMING MONTHS. RIGHT NOW, WE
WILL PLAY FULL SPEECHES FROM SOME OF THE MAJOR CANDIDATES ON
THE POLITICAL SOAPBOX AND OVER GET TO SUBGRAPH SUBSCRIBE TO
WHEREVER YOU MAY BE WATCHING.>>THANK YOU VERY MUCH. HELLO
IOWA. GOOD TO SEE YOU ALL. COME HERE. I AM JOE BIDEN’S HUSBAND.
FOLKS, I KNOW I HAVE FIVE MINUTES AND I WE VERY
QUICK. I’M RUNNING FOR THE REASONS IN IT THAT IT FROM THE
BEGINNING. WE HAVE TO RESTORE THE SOUL OF THIS COUNTRY AND
WHAT WE SAW COMING OUT OF CHARLOTTESVILLE WITH THE HATE
AND THE VENOM THAT WE SAW AND THE PRESIDENT SAYING WHEN ASKED
ABOUT THE GROUPS THAT MET HIM AS WELL WITH THE YOUNG WOMAN WHEN
SHE WAS KILLED, WHAT DID HE THINK, HE SAID THERE WERE FIVE
PEOPLE IN BOTH GROUPS. VERY FINE PEOPLE. NO SITTING PRESIDENT HAS
EVER SAID SOMETHING LIKE THAT AND THE ONLY THING IS THAT IT
HAS GOTTEN WORSE. IN THE ATTEMPT TO DIVIDE US IN A WAY THAT IS
CONTRARY TO WHO WE ARE. WE REALLY ARE IN A FIGHT TO RESTORE
THE SOUL OF THIS COUNTRY. WE HAVE LED THE WORLD IN THE PAST
BECAUSE NOT ONLY ARE WE THE MOST POWERFUL NATION IN THE WORLD BUT
THE POWER OF OUR EXAMPLE AND AROUND THE REST OF THE WORLD, WE
ARE LOSING THAT INFLUENCE IN THE WORLD AND IT IS VERY DAMAGING
BOTH HOME AND ABROAD. THE SECOND REASON I AM RUNNING IS I WANT TO
RESTORE THE BACKBONE OF THIS COUNTRY. IT IS THE MIDDLE CLASS.
THEY BUILT THIS COUNTRY AND WALL STREET DID NOT BUILD THIS
COUNTRY. THE MIDDLE CLASS MADE IT POSSIBLE FOR THE WORKING
CLASS PEOPLE TO MAKE THEIR WAY UP AND WHEN THE MIDDLE CLASS DOES WELL, EVERYBODY DOES WELL.
THE POOR AND THE WEALTHY DO WELL AND THE MIDDLE CLASS IS THE GLUE THAT HOLDS US
TOGETHER BUT IT IS FALLING APART RIGHT NOW. WE ARE NO LONGER THE
WEALTHIEST MIDDLE-CLASS IN THE WORLD. WE ARE IN A SITUATION
WHERE YOU HAVE A SIGNIFICANT PORTION OVER 50% SAYING THAT
THEIR CHILDREN WILL NEVER HAVE THE LIFE THAT THEY HAD. MY DAD
USED TO SAY, “JOE, A JOB IS MORE THAN A PAYCHECK. IT IS NOT YOUR
DIGNITY AND RESPECT AND YOUR PLACE IN THE COMMUNITY.” HOW CAN
YOU IN FACT HAVE DIGNITY AND HOW CAN YOU IN FACT HAVE THIS NOTION
OF SAYING EVERYTHING WILL BE OKAY IF YOU DON’T HAVE ADEQUATE
HEALTHCARE? WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU TURN AND LOOK AT A CHILD
THAT HAS A PRE-EXISTING CONDITION AND THERE’S NOTHING
YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT OR WHEN YOUR CHILD OR SOMEONE YOU LOVE HAS A
TERMINAL DISEASE LIKE MY STANDARD. I CANNOT IMAGINE WHAT
IT WOULD BE LIKE TO HAVE AN INCURABLE DISEASE AND THE
INSURANCE COMPANY TO COME IN AND SAY YOUR TIME IS UP. SUFFER IN
PEACE. IT IS ABOUT BEING ABLE TO HAVE AN EDUCATION FOR YOUR CHILD
THAT YOU KNOW THEY NEED AND HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY FOR. THAT IS WHY
I THINK WE SHOULD BE OUT THERE IF WE CAN AFFORD IT. TRIPLING
THE AMOUNT OF MONEY THAT WE CAN SPEND ON TITLE A SCHOOLS. MAKING
SURE THAT WE DEAL EARLY ON WITH ALL THE CRISES. WE KNOW IF WE
SEND KIDS TO SCHOOL, THEY HAVE EXPONENTIALLY GREATER PROCESSES
AND EVERY STUDY HAS DEMONSTRATED THAT. WE ALSO KNOW THAT WE NEED
TEACHERS AND MY WIFE IS A FULL-TIME TEACHER THAT TAUGHT
WHILE I WAS VICE PRESIDENT. WE ARE IN THE SITUATION NOW WHERE
FOR EVERY ONE CHILD IN EVERY PSYCHOLOGIST IN THE SCHOOL
SYSTEM, THERE ARE 1700 KIDS. WHAT ARE WE DOING? WE CAN AFFORD TO CHANGE THIS IF
WE JUST GET RID OF SOME OF THIS TAX CUTS. THE IDEA THAT WE ARE
IN A POSITION WHERE WE HAVE A $600 BILLION WORTH OF LOOPHOLES.
YOU CAN’T POSSIBLY JUSTIFY FOUR OR 5 BILLION OF THAT. I CAN MAKE
SURE EVERYONE HAS ADEQUATE HEALTH INSURANCE AND BUILD ON
OBAMA CARE MAKE SURE THEY HAVE A PUBLIC OPTION AND INCREASE THE
PROSPECT OF WHY WE WILL LOWER DRUG PRICES. HOW MUCH TIME DO I
HAVE LEFT? 15 SECONDS? TO SPEAK? OH, Y’ALL ARE IN REAL TROUBLE
THEN. THAT IS A BAD THING TO TELL ME. I HAVE MORE TIME TO
SPEAK. THE IDEA THAT WE CAN GAIN CONTROL, THERE USED TO BE A
BASIC BARGAIN IN AMERICA AND REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS AGREED
ON IT AND DISAGREED ON THE EXTENT OF IT BUT WE AGREED TO
GET THAT AT THE END OF THE RESULT AND MINISTRATIONS AND
THAT IS TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE WELL-BEING OF THE COUNTRY THAT
YOU WORK WITH AND YOU GET TO SHARE THE BENEFIT. IF IT WENT WELL, YOU DID WELL
BUT THAT IS NO LONGER THE CASE ANYMORE. WE HAVE ADOPTED A
POSITION THAT SAYS THE ONLY PEOPLE THAT ARE ENTITLED TO
REWARDS OUR STOCKHOLDERS BECAUSE THEY ARE THE ONLY JOB CREATORS
AND THEY HAVE ADOPTED THIS NOTION THAT THE ONLY PEOPLE THAT
ARE ENGAGED AND ABLE TO GET THE REWARDS ARE IN FACT THE PEOPLE
IN THE STOCKHOLDERS BECAUSE THEY ARE THE JOB CREATORS AND THE
FOLKS DELIVERING THE METAL OUR JOB CREATORS. I NOTICED THE
PEOPLE THAT MAKE THE ON MY BILLS, THEY CREATE JOBS. I
NOTICED THE PEOPLE THAT BUILD THIS COUNTRY ARE ORDINARY
HARD-WORKING PEOPLE THAT HAVE BEEN GIVEN HALF A CHANCE. THE
IDEA THAT WE DON’T REWARD WORK IS BIZARRE. WE ARE IN A
SITUATION WHERE YOU HAVE THE TOP 1% PAYING A LOWER TAX RATE THAN
YOU DO BECAUSE IT IS MOSTLY CAPITAL GAIN THAT MORE THAN
ACHIEVE OR A FIREFIGHTER OR A COP. IT IS RIDICULOUS. WE SHOULD
BE REWARDING WORK AND NOT JUST WEALTH. WE SHOULD BE RAISING THE
CORPORATE TAX CUTS. THIS IS ALL WITHIN OUR CAPACITY TO DO THIS. WE HAVE SO MUCH MONEY AND SO
MUCH IN TAXES AND TAX BREAKS FOR THOSE THAT DON’T NEED THEM AND
THE WEALTHY KNOW THEY DON’T NEED THEM. THEY ARE NOT BAD PEOPLE
BUT THEY DON’T NEED ANOTHER TAX CUT. IF YOU MAKE IT MORE THAN
$10 MILLION, I AM NOT YOUR GUY. YOU DON’T NEED A TAX CUT AND YOU
KNOW IT. PEOPLE THAT NEEDED ARE THE PEOPLE THAT WE WANT TO MAKE
SURE WE CAN PROVIDE FOR FREE COMMUNITY COLLEGE. WE ARE IN A
SITUATION WHERE WE CAN PUT EVERY SINGLE SOLITARY PERSON WHO IN
FACT IS ELIGIBLE AND QUALIFIED AND THOSE PEOPLE HAVE LOST THEIR
JOBS IN THEIR 50s BECAUSE OF AUTOMATION TO GO BACK TO BE
RETRAINED. WE CAN DO THAT FOR $6 BILLION A YEAR AND ELIMINATE ONE
SINGLE LITTLE THING TO STEP UP AND I DID NOT KNOW WHAT IT WAS
BECAUSE I USED TO BE LISTED AS THE POOREST MAN IN CONGRESS AND
I DID NOT UNDERSTAND IT BUT IF YOU HAVE A CAPITAL GAIN, YOU GET
HIT BY A TRUCK AND THEY PAY NO TAX AND THAT COULD COST THE
GOVERNMENT 17 BILLION A YEAR. ELIMINATE THAT AND PUT EVERY
SINGLE QUALIFIED PERSON IN COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOR FREE AND OR TRADE SCHOOL CUTTING IN
HALF THE COST OF COLLEGE. THERE ARE SO MANY OPPORTUNITIES THAT
WE HAVE TO CHANGE THINGS IN THIS COUNTRY. IN ADDITION TO THAT, I
LOVE THE FACT THAT THERE IS NO GLOBAL WARMING. YOU ALL KNOW
THAT OUT HERE IN IOWA. YOU KNOW IT DOESN’T EXIST. I HEARD A
FARMER TODAY ON THE TV THAT IS A PUBLIC AND ENTER I DON’T THINK
IT IS CAUSED BY HUMANS BUT I HAVE A PROBLEM. THERE IS A BIG
PROBLEM. IF WE DON’T PROVIDE FOR PEOPLE BEING ABLE TO BE IN A POSITION WHERE THEY
CAN BREATHE CLEAN AIR, WE DEPRIVE THEM OF THEIR BASIC
FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT. THE FIRST THING I WOULD DO AS PRESIDENT OF
THE UNITED STATES, I WOULD REJOIN THE CLIMATE ACCORD WHICH
I HELPED PUT TOGETHER. ONE OTHER THING PEOPLE DON’T KNOW ABOUT
THAT ACCORD IS THAT IT CALLS FOR RENEGOTIATING AND THOSE UNDER 97
NATIONS TO UPDATE T EVERY TWO YEARS. FOLKS, WE ARE RESPONSIBLE
FOR 15% OF GLOBAL WARNING AND WE DO EVERYTHING PERFECTLY
AND THEY DON’T GET ON THE STICK AND WE ARE ALL STILL IN TROUBLE.
FOLKS, I KNOW HOW TO DEAL WITH THESE WORLD LEADERS I KNOW MOST
EVERYONE OF THEM AND I HAVE DEALT WITH THEM AND I KNOW HOW
TO BRING THEM BACK BECAUSE THIS IS THE THREAT TO THE UNITED
STATES INTO THE WORLD AND IT IS REAL AND IT IS NOT JUST 11 YEARS BUT WE
HAVE ABOUT 10 YEARS BEFORE WE LOSE THE OPPORTUNITY TO STOP
WHAT IS OCCURRING NOW. IT IS REAL. FOLKS, HERE IS THE DEAL.
YOU SAW WHAT YOU DID AND I REMEMBER EARLY ON 10 YEARS AGO
OR 12 YEARS AGO TALKING ABOUT WIND AND HOW TO PROVIDE FOR
ENERGY BUT GUESS WHAT, A LOT OF PEOPLE DID NOT THINK IT WAS A
GOOD IDEA AND THEN YOU START HAVING 10,000 NEW JOBS THAT DO
NOT CAUSE ANY CANCER WITH GENERATING GROWTH. FOLKS, WE CAN
INVEST AND WE WILL INVEST. $40 BILLION WITH RESEARCH AND
DEVELOPMENT AND WITH THE SEQUESTERING OF CARBON. THE
FARMERS HAVE AN ENTIRE NEW LIFE AND THEY CAN BE THE FIRST GROUP
TO GET CARBON FREE ENVIRONMENTS THAT THEY GENERATE. IF WE DO
THIS, WE WILL CREATE 10 MILLION NEW JOBS IN ISRAEL. IF WE INVEST
IN RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AND TECHNOLOGIES, WE SHOULD BECOME
THE NET EXPORTERS OF THIS CAPABILITY. WE HAVE A POTENTIAL
TO DO THAT AND WE UNDERESTIMATE OUR CAPACITY SO BADLY AND LADIES
AND GENTLEMEN, GOING BACK TO HEALTHCARE, WE CAN CONTROL DRUG
PRICES. MY PROPOSAL IS AND I RAN THE MOONSHOT DEALING WITH CANCER
AND SETTING UP THE INITIATIVE. HERE IS THE POINT. WE ARE ON THE
VERGE OF SOLVING SO MANY CHRONIC DISEASES AND IT IS WITHIN OUR
CAPACITY TO DO IT BUT WE HAVE TO GO OUT AND FIND IT. FOR EXAMPLE,
THOSE IN THE DEFENSE DEPARTMENT AND THE MILITARY, THERE IS AN
OBSTACLE THAT ALLOWS THE MILITARY TO HAVE ADVANCE
RESEARCH WITH SELF TECHNOLOGY AND THE INTERNET AND ALL THOSE
OTHER THINGS AND THEY HAVE DONE IT AND HAVE INVESTED AND THEY
DEAL WITH THE PROBLEMS AND WE SHOULD BE DOING THE SAME THING
WITH HEALTHCARE. WE SHOULD SET UP THE SAME OPERATIONS MEANING
HEALTHCARE ADVANCE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AND WE PUT THAT IN
AND IF WE DON’T DO SOMETHING ABOUT THE DISEASE OF ALZHEIMER’S
WHICH IN FACT IS EVERY SINGLE SOLITARY BED IN THE HOSPITAL
WILL BE FILLED WITH AN ALZHEIMER’S PATIENT AND NO
COMPANY WILL MAKE THAT INVESTMENT WE SHOULD BE
INVESTING THE BILLIONS OF DOLLARS WE CAN LIKE WE DID IN
THE DEFENSE DEPARTMENT AND DEAL WITH ALL OF THE CHRONIC DISEASES
. WE HAVE THE CAPACITY TO BREAK THROUGH. WE CAN NOW DO
1 MILLION OR 1 BILLION CONCLUSIONS PER SECOND AND WE
ARE SO FAR ADVANCED THAT WE ARE JUST KEEPING OUR HEAD IN THE
SAND. WE SHOULD BE INVESTING IN THAT NOT AND MORE TAX CUTS FOR
THE WEALTHY. LASTLY, THE THIRD REASON I’M RUNNING IS TO UNITE
THE COUNTRY. FOLKS, I’M TOLD BY SOME OF MY COLLEAGUES THAT YOU
CAN’T UNITE THE COUNTRY. ON ONE SIDE, BIDEN HAS BEEN AROUND TOO
LONG BUT THE OTHER SIDE IS HE IS NAÏVE. I HAVE BEEN AROUND A LONG
TIME AND YOU THINK YOU WOULD LEARN A LITTLE SOMETHING, YOU
KNOW? THE THING THAT I HAVE LEARNED IS THAT THE AMERICAN
PEOPLE AFTER FOUR YEARS AND THREE YEARS ALREADY OF THE SKY
HAVE DECIDED THAT A LOT OF WHAT HE’S TALKING ABOUT IS WHOLESOME. I WENT OVER 24
STATES WITH 69 CANDIDATES AND I WENT TO THE PURPLE AND RED
STATES AS WELL AND WE WON BACK 41 SEATS AND WHY WE DID IT, BY
THE WAY, NOT ALL REPUBLICAN. I WANT TO REPRESENT EVERYBODY. THE
FACT OF THE MATTER IS WE RAN ON HEALTHCARE AND IT WASN’T UNTIL
THEY STARTED TAKING WEIGHT HEALTHCARE THAT PEOPLE REALIZED
HOW IMPORTANT IT WAS THAT YOU WERE ABLE TO COVER PRE-EXISTING
CONDITIONS. 100,000 PEOPLE WENT BACK AND WERE ABLE TO GET
COVERAGE BECAUSE OF PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS AND THE PROPOSAL IS
THAT WE ARE ABLE TO GO OUT TO MAKE SURE THAT EVERYBODY IS
PROTECTED BY BUILDING ON OBAMA CARE AND RESTORING THE HISTORIC DEAL
AND IN ADDITION TO THAT, ADDING MEDICARE OPTION TO IT SO YOU CAN
BUY INTO THAT IF YOU WISH TO DO IT. YOU WERE ABLE TO KEEP IF YOU
LIKE YOUR EMPLOYER-BASED POLICY, YOU CAN KEEP IT AS LONG AS THEY
KEEP THE POLICY AND THE FACT OF THE MATTER IS IT COSTS A LOT OF
MONEY. IT COST ABOUT $740 BILLION OVER 10 YEARS BUT IT
DOESN’T COST $30 TRILLION. $30 TRILLION IS THE PLAN TO RAISE
MIDDLE-CLASS TAXES. THERE WILL HAVE TO BE A TAX FROM YOUR
PAYCHECK. WE CAN COVER EVERYBODY AND DO IT IN A WAY THAT ALLOWS
PEOPLE A CHOICE IF THEY WANT. IF THEY DON’T LIKE WHAT THEY HAVE,
THEY CAN BUY AND IMMEDIATELY. I’M TRYING TO UNIFY THE COUNTRY.
WE HAVE NEVER LIVED UP TO IT BUT AMERICA HAS BEEN AN IDEA. THE
MOST UNIQUE IDEA IN ALL THE WORLD. NOT A JOKE. THE ONLY
THING THAT CAN DEFEAT AMERICA IS AMERICA. THERE IS NO ARMY STRONG
ENOUGH AND NO DICTATOR MORE POWERFUL ENOUGH AND NO OCEAN
WIDE ENOUGH BACK AND OVERCOME WHAT WE ARE ABLE TO DO. WE CAN
DO WHATEVER WE WANT TO DO AND WE CAN DO TOGETHER. THE REASON I
DID MY LAST SHOWING IN PHILADELPHIA IS TO MAKE THE
POINT THAT WE ARE A NATION THAT IS UNIQUE AND WE HOLD THIS TO BE
SELF-EVIDENT THAT ALL MEN AND WOMEN ARE CREATED EQUAL AND
ENDOWED BY THEIR CREATOR. WE THE PEOPLE IN ORDER TO FORM A MORE
PERFECT UNION, ETC. WE HAVE NEVER FULLY LIVED UP TO THAT BUT
HAVE NEVER ABANDON IT BEFORE. WE HAVE NEVER WALKED AWAY FROM IT.
JEFFERSON HAD SLAVES AND WE NEVER FULLY LIVED UP TO EVERY
SINGLE GENERATION, EVERY GENERATION HAS BENT THE ARC MORE
TOWARDS INCLUSION AND LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THAT IS WHY WE ARE
WHO WE ARE. WE ARE THE MOST UNIQUE IDEA. IT IS AN IDEA THAT
WE CANNOT ABANDON AND FOLKS, WE ARE BETTER PREPARED TO ON THE
21st CENTURY THAN ANY NATION IN THE WORLD BY A LONG SHOT. WHEN I
GOT ELECTED AS A 29-YEAR-OLD, I WAS LABELED THIS YOUNG IDEALIST
AND I WAS THIS GUY THAT WAS OPTIMISTIC AND THE FACT OF THE
MATTER IS I AM MORE OPTIMISTIC TODAY WITH ONE EXCEPTION THAT I
HAVE EVER BEEN. IF WE GET RID OF DONALD TRUMP, WE WILL HAVE A
CLEAR PATH. FOLKS, WE HAVE THE MOST
PRODUCTIVE WORKERS IN THE WORLD. THEY ARE THREE TIMES PRODUCTIVE AS WORKERS IN ASIA. WE ARE IN A
SITUATION WHERE WE HAVE MORE RESEARCH GREAT UNIVERSITIES AND
EVERY MAJOR CHANGE HAS OCCURRED THAT HAS COME OUT OF HER
RESEARCH AND PEOPLE THINK YOU OWN THEM OR PAY FOR THEM BUT
THEY BELONG TO YOU. THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. THIRDLY, WE ARE IN A
POSITION WHERE WE HAVE THE MOST CAPITAL AND ONE OF THE BEST
EDUCATIONS IN THE WORLD IF WE INVEST. FOLKS, THERE’S NOT
ANYBODY OR ANY COUNTRY THAT CAN INVEST IN WHO WE ARE AND
REMEMBER WHO WE ARE. THERE IS NOT A SINGLE THING WE HAVE BEEN
UNABLE TO DO. IT IS TIME TO REMEMBER WHO IN
GOD’S NAME WE ARE. THIS IS THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND
THERE IS NOTHING WE HAVE EVER DECIDED TO DO. THAT WE HAVE BEEN
UNABLE TO DO, PERIOD. WE HAVE NEVER FAILED WE ARE TOGETHER AND
IT IS TIME TO GET UP. EVERYBODY KNOWS WHO DONALD TRUMP IS AND
EVEN SUPPORTERS KNOW WHO HE IS. WE HAVE TO LET HIM KNOW WHO WE
ARE. WE CHOOSE UNITY OVER DIVISION AND SIGNS OVER FICTION.
WE CHOOSE TRUTH OVER FACT. FOLKS, IF YOU’RE INTERESTED,
JOIN ME. I COULD USE THE HELP. WE MUST DEFEAT THIS PRESIDENT TO CHANGE THE TRAJECTORY OF THIS
COUNTRY. THANK YOU ALL VERY VERY MUCH. I GUESS I TAKE QUESTIONS
NOW. DON’T LET ANYBODY KNOW I DID NOT
USE ALL OF MY TIME. I HAVE A BETTER PETITION OF LETTING
EVERYONE KNOW THAT I GO OVER MY TIME.>> [ INAUDIBLE QUESTION ]
>>HE SAY CAN I BUY YOU A NICE CLAIMANT WHO IS MY MOST
HISTORICAL FIGURE. I ARTIE HAD AN ICE CREAM AND I FIND THERE
WERE SOME THAT UNDERSTOOD HUMAN NATURE MORE THAN SOME BUT IN
TERMS OF POLITICAL FIGURES, I THINK MY FAVORITE POLITICAL
FIGURE AND IT IS A TOUGH CALL BUT I WOULD HAVE TO SAY IT IS
THE PEOPLE THAT GAVE AMERICA HOPE AND MADE THEM BELIEVE IN
WHO THEY ARE AND I HAVE TO START OFF WITH JEFFERSON. HE IS A GUY
THAT WROTE THAT INCREDIBLE DOCUMENT AND I HAVE TO SAY THAT
THERE ARE A NUMBER OF PEOPLE THAT HAVE MOVED IN A PREVENTION
TO PROVIDE US WITH HOPE AND EXPECTATIONS OF WHAT TO DO. WITH GOING TO THE MOON, IT
WASN’T WHAT MOST PEOPLE REMEMBER BUT WHEN HE SAID WE ARE DOING
THIS BECAUSE WE REFUSE TO POSTPONE. I REFUSE AND IT IS TIME TO GET UP AND
START TO MOVE. YES? >>[ INAUDIBLE QUESTION ] >>THE LADY SAID THANK YOU FOR
MENTIONING ALZHEIMER’S. YOU KNOW THAT IS ALREADY COSTING AMERICAN
$290 BILLION A YEAR RIGHT NOW. WHAT IS MY PLAN? MY PLAN IS TO
GATHER UP AND I HAVE MET WITH MOST OF THE LEADING SCIENTISTS
IN THE COUNTRY ALREADY AND MY PLAN IS TO SET UP A SYSTEM WHERE WE ACTUALLY GO OUT AND
INVEST THE KIND OF MONEY WHICH WE ARE TALKING BILLIONS OF
DOLLARS IN TERMS OF THE RESEARCH THAT NO COMPANY, NO DRUG COMPANY
WANTS TO OR CAN DO BECAUSE THEY CAN’T TAKE THE RISK AND I’M
TIRED OF BEING TOLD THAT WE DON’T HAVE A CLEAR ANSWER. WE
FOUND CLEAR ANSWERS AND WE USED TO THINK THAT CANCER WAS A
SINGLE CELL. IN FACT THAT IT RESIDED IN DIFFERENT PARTS OF
THE BODY AND WE NOW KNOW THAT THERE ARE 204 DISTINCT TYPES OF
CANCER THAT REQUIRE DIFFERENT TYPES OF THERAPIES AND THE SAME
HAVE TO HAVE DIFFERENT TREATMENTS. MANCHESTER IT SEEMS AMERICANS IN POSITIVE
INVESTMENT BECAUSE WE PAY FOR IT ONE WAY OR ANOTHER AND WE CAN
CHANGE THE NATURE OF HOW IT REQUIRES AN ABSOLUTE DEDICATION
TO INVEST AND IT WILL TAKE BILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO DO IT, WE
CANNOT AFFORD NOT TO DO IT. YES MA’AM?
>> [ INAUDIBLE QUESTION ]>>SHE SAID THERE HAS BEEN A
NUMBER OF — 30 SECONDS. SHE SAID , SHE ASKED ABOUT THE COURT AND
I WILL NOT APPOINT ANYONE TO THE COURT. I WAS CHAIRMAN FOR SUCH A
LONG TIME AND THE FACT OF THE MATTER IS THAT THE PEOPLE I WILL
PUT IN COURT I LIKE A WOMAN THAT WORKED FOR ME AND THE PEOPLE I
PUT ON THE COURT ARE PEOPLE THAT WE PUT ON THE COURT ARE THE
FOLKS THAT UNDERSTAND THAT THERE ARE FUNDAMENTAL THINGS BUT THE
QUESTION IS, ARE THERE UNENUMERATED RIGHTS AND THE
FANCY WAY OF SAYING THAT IS UNLESS YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT
THERE IS A RIGHT OF PRIVACY, MOST LEADING SCHOLARS AGREE THAT
IN FACT YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PROTECT A WOMAN’S RIGHT TO
CHOOSE OR PROTECT ALL OF THE THINGS THAT WE SEEM TO CARE SO
MUCH ABOUT. I WILL NOT APPOINT ANYONE TO THE COURT WHO DOES NOT
SHARE THAT BASIC PHILOSOPHY. I’M NOT ALLOWED TO ANSWER ANY
MORE. I WILL GET DRIED OFF THE STAGE. THANK YOU, IOWA.>>LET ME BEGIN BY THANKING THE
PEOPLE OF IOWA WHO ARE PLAYING AN EXTRAORDINARY ROLE IN
TRANSFORMING POLITICS IN AMERICA . FOUR YEARS AGO, I STOOD HERE
AND I SAID IF YOU WORK 40 HOURS A WEEK IN
AMERICA, YOU SHOULD NOT LIVE IN POVERTY. WE HAVE TO RAISE THE
MINIMUM WAGE FOR $15 AN HOUR. WORKERS SHOULD FIND IT EASIER TO
BECOME WORKERS OF A UNION. FOR A WHILE, THAT SEEMED LIKE A
WILD AND CRAZY IDEA BUT SINCE THEN, SEVEN STATES AND THE U. S.
CONGRESS HAVE PASSED LEGISLATION RAISING THE MINIMUM WAGE AND THANK YOU IOWA FOR HELP
LEADING THE WAY. FOUR YEARS AGO I SAID IF WE WANT
TO BE THE BEST EDUCATED COUNTRY ON EARTH, WE NEED TO MAKE PUBLIC
COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES TUITION FREE. THAT IDEA WAS
CONSIDERED WILD AND EXTREME BUT SINCE THEN, STATE AFTER STATE
AND CITY AFTER CITY, THEY HAVE DONE JUST THAT. WE ARE GOING TO
MAKE PUBLIC COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES IN AMERICA TUITION
FREE. FOUR YEARS AGO I SAID IT IS CRAZY THAT WE ARE
PUNISHING YOUNG PEOPLE FOR THE “CRIME” OF GETTING A HIGHER
EDUCATION AND FINDING THEMSELVES 50 OR $100,000 IN DEBT. I SAID
THEN AND LET ME SAY IT NOW MORE CLEARLY THAT IN AMERICA TODAY,
WE NEED TO CANCEL STUDENT DEBT. NOW, PEOPLE SAY HOW ARE YOU
GOING TO PAY FOR ALL THAT STUFF WITH PUBLIC COLLEGES AND
UNIVERSITIES, MAKING TUITION FREE AND CANCELING STUDENT DEBT
AND I WILL TELL YOU EXACTLY HOW WE WILL PAY FOR IT. WE WILL PUT
A TAX ON WALL STREET. 11 YEARS AGO, THE PEOPLE OF THIS
COUNTRY HAD TO BAIL OUT THE CROOKS ON WALL STREET AND NOW IT
IS THERE TIME TO HELP THE WORKING CLASS OF THIS COUNTRY.
FOUR YEARS AGO, I CAME TO IOWA AND SAID IT SEEMS TO ME THAT WE
IN AMERICA SHOULD DO WHAT EVERY OTHER MAJOR COUNTRY ON EARTH IS
DOING AND THAT IS GUARANTEEING HEALTHCARE TO ALL PEOPLE AS A
HUMAN RIGHT. WELL, GUESS WHAT? EVERYBODY SAID
THAT IS TOO RADICAL AND THE PEOPLE WON’T ACCEPT IT AND YET
THE PEOPLE OF IOWA UNDERSTOOD THAT THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG
WHEN A 7 MILLION AMERICANS ARE UNINSURED OR UNDERINSURED. THERE
IS SOMETHING VERY WRONG WHEN 30,000 PEOPLE A YEAR DIE BECAUSE
THEY DON’T HAVE ACCESS TO HEALTHCARE. SOMETHING AWFUL WITH
500,000 AMERICANS GOING AN BECAUSE THEY CANNOT AFFORD THE
INCREDIBLY HIGH MEDICAL BILLS THAT THEY RECEIVED WHEN THEY GOT
OUT OF THE HOSPITAL. SOMETHING IS VERY WRONG WHEN WE SPENT
TWICE AS MUCH PER CAPITA ON HEALTHCARE AS DO THE PEOPLE OF
ANY OTHER COUNTRY AND YET ONE OUT OF FIVE AMERICANS CANNOT
AFFORD THE COST OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS BECAUSE THE PHARMACEUTICAL
INDUSTRY RIPS US OFF EVERY SINGLE DAY. I SAID THAT FOUR YEARS AGO AND
THE PEOPLE OF IOWA SAID YOU KNOW BERNIE, YOU ARE RIGHT AND SINCE
THEN, WHAT WE HAVE SEEN IN POLL AFTER FULL AFTER POLL IS THE
AMERICAN PEOPLE WANT US TO MOVE TO A MEDICARE FOR ALL SINGLE PAY
PROGRAM. THAT MEANS NO DEDUCTIBLES. THAT MEANS NO
COPAYMENTS. THAT MEANS NO PREMIUMS AND NO OUT-OF-POCKET
EXPENSES. IT MEANS FREEDOM OF CHOICE TO GO TO ANY DOCTOR YOU
WANT TO GO TO IN ANY HOSPITAL YOU WANT TO GO TO AND WE WILL
HAVE THAT IN OVER A FOUR YEAR PERIOD. WHAT WE WILL ALSO DO IS
MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE THE HEARING AIDS AND
EYEGLASSES THAT THEY NEED AS WELL. I WAS ASKED WHAT IS THE MAJOR
NATIONAL SECURITY ISSUE THAT WE FACE AND PEOPLE THOUGHT I WOULD
SAY ISIS OR AL QAEDA BUT THE ANSWER THAT I GAVE IS CLIMATE
CHANGE. LET ME TELL YOU WHAT MAKES THIS
DIFFERENT THAN ANY OTHER CAMPAIGN THAT IS OUT THERE. THAT
IS WHAT I KNOW AND WHAT YOU KNOW. REAL CHANGE NEVER TAKES
PLACE FROM THE TOP ON DOWN. THE ONLY WAY IN OUR COUNTRY THAT WE
HAVE EVER SEEN REAL CHANGE WHETHER IT IS THE WAY OF
MOVEMENT OR THE SOUL RIGHTS MOVEMENT OR THE WOMEN’S MOVEMENT
OR THE MOVEMENT , THE ONLY WAY THAT CHANGE TAKES
PLACE IS WHEN MILLIONS OF PEOPLE STAND UP AND SAY LOUDLY AND
CLEARLY, ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. TODAY, WE ARE TAKING ON IN THIS
CAMPAIGN AND I’M ASKING YOU TODAY. I NEED YOUR HELP IN ORDER
FOR US TO WIN HERE IN IOWA. I NEED YOUR HELP TO WIN THE
DEMOCRATIC NOMINATION. I NEED YOUR HELP TO BE THE MOST DANGEROUS
PRESIDENT IN MODERN HISTORY OF THIS COUNTRY. THE FUNCTION OF A
PRESIDENT IS TO BRING OUR PEOPLE TOGETHER, NOT DIVIDE US UP. WE
SHOULD NOT BE HAVING A PRESIDENT AND IT GIVES ME NO PLEASURE TO
SAY THIS BUT WE CANNOT MAINTAIN A PRESIDENCY WHERE THE PRESIDENT
IS A RACIST AND WHERE HE IS A SEXIST AND HOMOPHOBIC AND RELIGIOUS BIGOT. BY THE WAY,
HE IS ALSO A PATHOLOGICAL LIAR. WHAT OUR JOB IS AND WHERE I NEED
YOUR HELP, WE HAVE TO WIN HERE IN IOWA AND WIN THE DEMOCRATIC
NOMINATION BUT WE HAVE HAD TO STAND TOGETHER WITHAND STRAIGHT
, WE HAVE TO STAND TOGETHER AROUND AN AGENDA THAT WORKS FOR
ALL AND NOT JUST THE 1%. BROTHERS AND SISTERS, WILL YOU
STAND WITH ME WHEN WE TAKE ON THE GREED OF WALL STREET? WILL
YOU STAND WITH ME WHEN WE HOLD THE PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANY AND
SAY WE WILL CUT PRESCRIPTION DRUG PRICES IN HALF. WE STAND
WITH ME WHILE WE TELL THE PRIVATE INSURANCE INDUSTRY THAT
THE FUNCTION OF HEALTHCARE IS TO PROVIDE QUALITY HEALTHCARE TO
ALL AND I HAVE THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY THAT LASTS $100 BILLION
IN PROFIT. WILL YOU STILL NEED TO TAKE ON
THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY AND ALL THIS COUNTRY FOR MEDICARE FOR
ALL. WHEN DONALD TRUMP TELLS US THAT
I MAY CHANGE IS A HOAX, DONALD TRUMP DOES NOT KNOW WHAT HE IS
TALKING ABOUT. NOT ONLY IS CLIMATE CHANGE REAL
BUT IF WE DO NOT GET OUR ACT TOGETHER, THEY WILL BE
IRREPARABLE DAMAGE DONE TO OUR COUNTRY IN THE ENTIRE WORLD AND
THAT IS WHY TOGETHER, WE WILL STAND UP TO THE FUEL INDUSTRY. TOGETHER, WE WILL TELL THE OIL
COMPANY AND THE GAS COMPANIES THAT THE SHORT-TERM PROFIT IS NOT MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE
FUTURE OF THIS PLANET. TOGETHER, WE UNDERSTAND THAT WE HAVE A
MORAL RESPONSIBILITY TO LEAVE THIS COUNTRY AND PLAN IN A WAY
THAT IS HEALTHY AND HABITABLE FOR OUR CHILDREN AND OUR
GRANDCHILDREN. TOGETHER, WE ARE GOING TO PASS COMPREHENSIVE
IMMIGRATION REFORM AND NOT DEMONIZE IMMIGRANTS. TOGETHER,
WE ARE GOING TO PASS REAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM AND NOT
HAVE MORE PEOPLE IN JAIL THAN ANY OTHER COUNTRY. WHAT THIS
CAMPAIGN IS ABOUT AND WHY I AM CONFIDENT THAT WE WILL WIN HERE
IN IOWA AND NEW HAMPSHIRE AND SOUTH CAROLINA AND IN CALIFORNIA
IS THE WORKING CLASS OF THIS COUNTRY IS SICK AND TIRED OF
BEING DEVASTATED. SICK AND TIRED OF HAVING TO WORK LONGER HOURS
FOR LOWER WAGES AND SICK AND TIRED OF WORRIED THAT THEIR KIDS
WILL HAVE A LOWER STANDARD OF LIVING THAN THEY DO. WE WILL WIN
THIS CAMPAIGN BECAUSE THE WOMEN OF THIS COUNTRY UNDERSTAND THAT
IT IS NOT POLITICIANS THAT SHOULD CONTROL OVER’S BODY BUT
THE WOMEN THEMSELVES. WE WILL WIN THIS ELECTION
BECAUSE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE UNDERSTAND THAT IT IS A MORAL
AND BAD ECONOMICS THAT WE HAVE PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTRY THAT ON
MORE WEALTH THAN THE BOTTOM HALF OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. THAT IT
IS WRONG THAT THE TOP 1% OWNS ALL WEALTH THAN THE BOTTOM 92%.
BROTHERS AND SISTERS, WE HAVE TWO TASKS AND FIRST WE HAVE TO
DEFEAT DONALD TRUMP AND WE HAVE TO BRING OUR COUNTRY BACK
TOGETHER AGAIN AS ONE PEOPLE. SECOND OF ALL, WHAT WE HAVE GOT
TO DO IS TO TELL WALL STREET AND TO TELL THE INSURANCE COMPANIES
AND THE DRUG COMPANIES AND THE FOSSIL FUEL INDUSTRY AND THE
MILITARY INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX AND THE PRISON INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX
THAT THEY CANNOT HAVE IT ALL. OUR ECONOMY AND GOVERNMENT
BELONG TO ALL OF US AND NOT JUST THE 1%. BROTHERS AND SISTERS , THIS IS AN UNPRECEDENTED AND
MONUMENTAL MOMENT IN AMERICAN HISTORY. WE DO NOT HAVE THE
LUXURY OF BECOMING DEPRESSED OR THROWING UP OUR HANDS. THIS IS
THE MOMENT THAT HISTORY WILL JUDGE US. THIS IS THE MOMENT WE
STAND UP TO RACISM AND THIS IS THE MOMENT WE BRING
OUR PEOPLE TOGETHER AND WE CREATE AN ECONOMY AND A
GOVERNMENT NOT DOMINATED BY THE BILLIONAIRE BUT AN ECONOMY AND
GOVERNMENT THAT WORKS FOR ALL OF US. THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH.>>HELLO IOWA STATE FAIR . MY
NAME IS ELIZABETH WARREN AND I’M RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT BECAUSE I
AM SICK OF A COUNTRY THAT WORKS BETTER AND BETTER FOR A THINNER
AND THINNER SLICE AT THE TOP. 2020 IS OUR CHANCE TO MAKE
AMERICA WORK FOR EVERYONE ELSE. I WANT TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT THIS
AMERICA. THIS IS GOODHEARTED AMERICA BUT HAS A GOVERNMENT
THAT WORKS GREAT FOR GIANT DRUG COMPANIES BUT NOT FOR PEOPLE
TRYING TO GET A PRESCRIPTION FILLED. IT WORKS GREAT FOR
INVESTORS IN PRIVATE PRISONS AND PRIVATE DETENTION CENTERS BUT
NOT FOR PEOPLE WHOSE LIVES ARE TORN APART BY THOSE
INSTITUTIONS. IT WORKS GREAT FOR GIANT OIL COMPANIES THAT WANT TO
DRILL EVERYWHERE BUT JUST NOT FOR THE REST OF US
WHO SEEK CLIMATE CHANGE BEARING DOWN UPON US. WHEN YOU SEE A
GOVERNMENT THAT WORKS GREAT FOR THE RICH AND WORKS GOOD FOR THOSE WITH
MONEY AND CONNECTIONS AND IS IT WORKING FOR MUCH OF ANYONE ELSE,
THAT IS CORRUPTION PURE AND SIMPLE AND WE NEED TO CALL IT
OUT FOR WHAT IT IS. HERE IS THE DEAL, I HAVE THE BIGGEST
ANTICORRUPTION FAN PLAN SENSE WATERGATE. HERE IS THE BAD NEWS.
WE NEEDED THE BIGGEST ANTICORRUPTION PLAN SENSE WATERGATE. UNDERSTAND
THIS, IF WE ARE GOING TO MAKE CHANGE IN THIS COUNTRY, WE HAVE
TO BE WILLING TO TACKLE THIS CORRUPTION HAD ON. WHATEVER
TOUCHES YOUR HEART OR BRINGS YOU HERE TODAY WHETHER IT IS HEALTH
CARE OR CLIMATE OR GUN SAFETY, I GUARANTEE THAT IF THERE IS A
DECISION TO BE MADE IN WASHINGTON, IT HAS BEEN
INFLUENCED BY MONEY AND SHAPED BY MONEY AND PUSHED BY MONEY.
OUR CHANCE IN 2020 IS TO FIGHT BACK AGAINST THE CORRUPTION TO
MAKE OUR GOVERNMENT WORK FOR US. HERE IS A BIG PART OF HOW I WANT
TO DO THAT. WE WILL NOT DO IT WITH ONE STATUTE OVER HERE OR
ONE REGULATION OVER THERE BUT THE WAY WE WILL DO IT IS WITH
BIG STRUCTURAL CHANGE. DO YOU LIKE BIG STRUCTURAL
CHANGE? I WANT TO TALK ABOUT ONE ASPECT OF THAT AND THAT IS BIG
STRUCTURAL CHANGE IN OUR ECONOMY. PART ONE, RIGHT NOW WE
HAVE AN AMERICA WHERE THERE IS MORE AND MORE POWER AND A
HANDFUL OF GIANT CORPORATIONS WITH BIG BANK AND BIG FINANCE
AND BIG PHARMA, YOU NAME IT. THEY ROLLOVER THEIR EMPLOYEES
AND THEY ROLLOVER THEIR CUSTOMERS AND THEY ROLLOVER
THEIR COMMUNITIES. WE NEED STRUCTURAL CHANGE AND WE NEED
SOMEONE WITH THE COURAGE TO ENFORCE THE ANTITRUST LAWS IN
THIS COUNTRY. BUT WE NEED MORE. WE HAVE TO
HAVE A SYSTEM WHERE THERE IS CONSTANT PUSHBACK. THAT MEANS WE
NEED MORE POWER IN THE HANDS OF THE EMPLOYEES AND GIVE UNIONS
MORE POWER. UNIONS BUILT THE MIDDLE CLASS AND THEY WILL
REBUILD THE MIDDLE CLASS. HERE IS ANOTHER WAY THAT WE CAN DO
STRUCTURAL CHANGE IN THE ECONOMY . IT IS TIME FOR A WEALTH TAX IN
AMERICA. FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO MAY NOT BE
FAMILIAR WITH IT, LET ME GIVE YOU A QUICK EXPLANATION. YOUR
FIRST $59 IS FREE AND CLEAR. YOUR 50 MILLIONTH AND FIRST
DOLLAR, YOU HAVE TO PITCH IN TWO CENTS. HOLD ON, HOLD ON. LET’S TALK
ABOUT WHAT WE WILL DO WITH THAT. PITCH IN TWO CENTS AND BY THE
WAY, ANYBODY HERE ON A HOME? YOU HAVE BEEN PAYING WEALTH TAX
FOREVER. THEY JUST CALL IT PROPERTY TAX. I’M SAYING FOR THE
TOP 1/10 OF THE 1%, HOW ABOUT WE INCLUDE IN ADDITION TO THE REAL
ESTATE AND THE STOCK PORTFOLIOS. THAT’S ALL. UNDERSTAND THIS. THE
POINT IS NOT TO BE CRANKY. PEOPLE SAY I HAVE THIS GREAT FORTUNE BUT I WORKED MY
REAR END OFF OR I INHERITED IT, DONALD TRUMP. HOWEVER IT IS,
GREAT. YOU BUILT YOUR FORTUNE HERE IN AMERICA AND I GUARANTEE
YOU THAT YOU BUILT IT IN PART WITH WORKERS, ALL OF US HELPED
PAY TO EDUCATE. YOU BUILT IT IN PART GETTING YOUR GOODS TO
MARKET ON ROADS AND BRIDGES THAT ALL OF US HELPED PAY THE BILLS.
YOU BUILT IT IN PART PROTECTED BY POLICE AND FIREFIGHTERS AND
ALL OF US HELPED PAY THE SALARIES FOR. ALL WE ARE SAYING
IS IF YOU MAKE IT REALLY BIG, THE TOP 1/10 OF 1%, ABOVE $50
MILLION, IF YOU MAKE IT THAT BIG, PITCH IN TWO CENTS SO EVERYONE ELSE IN
THE COUNTRY GET THE CHANCE TO MAKE IT . TWO CENTS. TWO CENTS.
TWO CENTS AND WHAT CAN WE DO WITH TWO CENTS ? WE CAN PAY FOR
UNIVERSAL CHILDCARE . UNIVERSAL PRE-K FOR EVERY
THREE-YEAR-OLD AND FOUR-YEAR-OLD IN THIS COUNTRY. WE CAN RAISE THE WAGES FOR ANY
CHILDCARE WORKER AND PRESCHOOL TEACHER IN AMERICA. TWO CENTS.
YOU CAN DO ALL THAT AND YOU CAN MAKE TECHNICAL SCHOOL, COMMUNITY
COLLEGE AND FOUR-YEAR PUBLIC COLLEGE TUITION FREE FOR
EVERYONE THAT WANT TO GET AN EDUCATION. I’M NOT THROUGH YET.
TWO CENTS, YOU CAN DO ALL THAT AND WE CAN HELP LEVEL THE
PLAYING FIELD. WE CAN PUT $50 BILLION DIRECTLY INTO
UNIVERSITIES OF THIS NATION. GIVE THEM A CHANCE. I WILL
MENTION JUST ONE MORE. WE CAN DO ALL THE THINGS I TALKED ABOUT
PLUS CANCEL STUDENT LOAN DEBT FOR 95% OF THE KIDS AND DO ALL THAT AND STILL HAVE A
COUPLE OF HUNDRED BILLION DOLLARS LEFT OVER. THAT SHOULD
TELL YOU ABOUT WHAT IS BROKEN IN AMERICA. EVERY TIME WE SEE A
BUDGET, IT’S REALLY JUST THE STATEMENT OF OUR VALUE. MORE
IMPORTANT, TO LEAVE THAT TWO CENTS WITH THE BRAZILIAN HEIRS
OR USE THAT TWO CENTS TO INVEST IN ALL OF OUR KIDS. I’M HERE
BECAUSE I THINK WE OUGHT TO BE INVESTING IN ALL OF OUR KIDS. IT
IS A GREAT HONOR TO BE OUT HERE WITH ALL OF YOU AND I KNOW THIS
IS A SCARY TIME IN AMERICA AND I KNOW THAT WHAT HAPPENS IN 2020
WILL DETERMINE THE DIRECTION OF OUR COUNTRY NOT JUST FOR FOUR
YEARS OR EIGHT YEARS BUT FOR GENERATIONS TO COME. I’M
GRATEFUL TO EVERYONE OF YOU THAT HAS GONE INTO THIS FIGHT AND
CARES WHAT HAPPENS IN THIS CAUCUS BECAUSE I KNOW I AWARD
WILL BE KEY TO WHAT HAPPENS TO AMERICA AND THE NEXT
GENERATIONS. >>YES WE ARE.
>>YES YOU ARE. I WANT TO WRAP THIS UP BY SAYING THE REASON I’M
HERE. I DID NOT IN 1 MILLION YEARS THINK I WOULD EVER AND UP
RUNNING FOR ANY PUBLIC OFFICE. I HAVE KNOW WHAT I WANTED TO BE
SINCE I WAS IN SECOND GRADE. I WANTED TO BE A PUBLIC SCHOOL
TEACHER. CAN WE HEAR IT FOR OUR PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS? BUT BY THE TIME I GRADUATED FROM
HIGH SCHOOL, MY FAMILY DIDN’T HAVE THE MONEY
FOR A COLLEGE APPLICATION MUCH LESS TO SEND ME OFF TO FOUR
YEARS AT A UNIVERSITY. MY BIG CHANCE WAS DONE IN HOUSTON,
TEXAS. I GOT A CHANCE FOR A COMMUTER COLLEGE THAT COST $50 A
SEMESTER AND ON A PRICE I COULD PAY FOR ON A PART-TIME
WAITRESSING JOB, I GOT A CHANCE TO FINISH MY FOUR YEAR DIPLOMA
AND BECOME A SPECIAL NEEDS TEACHER. I HAVE ALREADY LIVED MY
DREAM JOB. SO, I STAND HERE TODAY IN FRONT
OF YOU SAYING I NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD
HAVE RUN FOR OFFICE BUT WHAT BROUGHT ME AND WAS OPPORTUNITY
AND THIS IS A BELIEF AN OPPORTUNITY NOT JUST FOR SOME OF
OUR KIDS OR THOSE BORN INTO PRIVILEGE BUT THE OPPORTUNITY
FOR ALL OF OUR KIDS. MY DAD ENDED UP AS A JANITOR BUT HIS
BABY DAUGHTER, SHE GOT THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE A PUBLIC
SCHOOL TEACHER AND TO BE A COLLEGE PROFESSOR AND A UNITED
SENATOR AND CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. I BELIEVE IN AMERICA. WE DREAM
BIG AND FIGHT HARD AND WE WILL WIN. THANK YOU.>>HI EVERYONE. HI, WOW, I AM AT THE IOWA STATE
FAIR. I AM SO EXCITED TO BE HERE AND THRILLED AND I WANT TO
THANK EVERYONE HERE BECAUSE THIS IS ONE OF THE GREAT AMERICAN
TRADITIONS AND THIS IS REALLY ABOUT WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT WHO WE ARE SO
I WANT TO THANK YOU ALL. GOOD MORNING, GOOD MORNING, IT IS
GREAT TO BE WITH YOU. SO, LET’S GET STARTED. I ONLY HAVE 20
MINUTES AND I COULD GO ON FOR HOURS BUT I HAVE 20 MINUTES SO
HERE IT IS. I THINK WE ALL KNOW THAT THIS IS A MOMENT IN HISTORY
OF OUR COUNTRY AND THIS IS THE MOMENT IN TIME
THAT IS REQUIRING US EACH AS INDIVIDUALS AND COLLECTIVELY TO
LOOK IN THE MIRROR AND ASKED THE QUESTION. THAT QUESTION BEING
WHO ARE WE? I THINK WE ALL KNOW PART OF THE ANSWER TO THAT
QUESTION IS WE ARE BETTER THAN THIS. SO, THIS IS A MOMENT IN TIME
THAT IS REQUIRING US TO FIGHT FOR THE BEST OF WHO WE ARE AND
FIGHT WE WILL AND THIS IS NOT A NEW FIGHT FOR US. WE AS
AMERICANS HAVE ALWAYS BEEN IN THE BUSINESS OF FIGHTING FOR THE
BEST OF WHO WE ARE AND FIGHTING FOR OUR IDEAS. I WILL TELL YOU I
AM A DAUGHTER OF FIGHTERS. MY PARENTS MET WHEN THEY WERE IN
THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT IN THE 1960S. MY SISTER AND I GREW UP
SURROUNDED BY A BUNCH OF ADULTS WHO SPENT FULL TIME MARCHING AND
SHOUTING ABOUT THIS THING CALLED JUSTICE AND MANY OF THE HEROES
THAT THE MOVEMENT, THE LAWYERS UNDERSTOOD HOW TO TRANSLATE THE
PASSION FROM THE STREETS TO THE COURTROOMS OF OUR COUNTRY AND
REMIND FOLKS OF THAT PROMISE WE ARTICULATED IN 1776 THAT WE ARE
ALL EQUAL AND SHOULD BE TREATED THAT WAY. THAT IS WHAT INSPIRED
ME TO WANT TO BECOME A LAWYER. WE ARE FIGHTERS AND WE ARE BORN
FIGHTERS AND I WAS RAISED ALSO BY A MOTHER. MY SISTER AND I, MY
MOTHER IS ONLY FIVE FEET TALL BUT YOU WOULD’VE THOUGHT SHE WAS
10 FEET TALL. SHE WAS THE KIND OF PARENT WHO WOULD SAY ALL THE
TIME, YOU MAY BE THE FIRST TO DO MANY THINGS BUT MAKE SURE YOU
ARE NOT THE LAST. SHE WOULD SAY DON’T LET ANYONE TELL YOU WHO
YOU ARE. YOU TELL THEM WHO YOU ARE. SHE SAID YOUR LIFE SHOULD
BE BASED ON SERVICE TO OTHERS AND NOT SELF INTERESTS. MY
MOTHER WAS TOUGH AND IF YOU EVER CAME HOME IN OUR HOUSE OR CAME
HOME COMPLAINING ABOUT SOMETHING . OUR MOTHER WOULD LOOK AT YOU
AND ONE HAND ON THE HIP AND SAY WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO ABOUT
IT SO I DECIDED TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES,
[ LAUGHING ]. THERE YOU GO. LET’S TALK FOR A MOMENT ABOUT
THE CURRENT OCCUPANT OF THE WHITE HOUSE, SHALL WE? IT’S
CONTACTS. HERE IS A GUY THAT CAME INTO OFFICE ON A SLOGAN
THAT WAS ABOUT MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN WHICH OF COURSE FOR
MANY OF US SAID MAKE A GREAT AGAIN FOR WHOM? IT’S BACKWARDS
AND CAUSED US TO ASK THAT TO WHITE? BACK BEFORE THE VOTING
RIGHTS ACT? BEFORE THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT? BEFORE THE FAIR
HOUSING ACT? BACK BEFORE FEDERAL MINIMUM WAGE? BACK BEFORE ROE V. WAITE? BECAUSE WE ARE NOT GOING
BACK. WE ARE NOT GOING BACK. HE CAME IN OFFICE MAKING ALL
KINDS OF PROMISES TO FOLKS AND EVERYONE FROM FARMERS HERE IN
IOWA TO WORKERS CAME TO MAKE ALL KINDS OF PROMISES ABOUT HOW HE
WOULD HELP WORKING PEOPLE AND THEN WHAT DID HE DO? HE PASSES A TAX BILL BENEFITING
THE TOP 1% IN THE BIGGEST CORPORATIONS IN THIS COUNTRY AND
THEN WHAT HAPPENS? HE ENGAGES IN A TRADE POLICY THAT WAS TRADE
BORN OUT OF HIS FRAGILE EGO IN A WAY THAT WAS ABOUT UNILATERAL
ACTION THAT HAS RESULTED IN FARMERS IN THIS GREAT STATE
LOOKING AT BANKRUPTCY AND SOYBEANS ROTTING AND IT IS
EXPECTED THAT HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF AUTOWORKERS MAY BE
OUT OF WORK BY THE END OF THE YEAR BECAUSE OF THE SO-CALLED
TRADE POLICY. I CAUGHT THE TRUMP TRADE PASS AND HERE IS THE
THING, HE WOULD TRADE A LOT OF PEOPLE. A TRADE A LOT OF PEOPLE
SO THIS OBVIOUSLY IS AN ELECTION ABOUT WHAT WE NEED TO DO TO TURN
THE PAGE BUT ALSO ABOUT RECOGNIZING THAT WE HAVE TO
FIGHT FOR THE AMERICA WE BELIEVE IN ALSO KNOWING THAT WE REJECT
THE VOICE THAT HE HAS PROVIDED THAT HAS BEEN ABOUT SOWING HATE
AND DIVISION AMONG US. WE REJECT THAT. IT IS NOT REFLECTIVE OF
WHO WE ARE. I KNOW IT TO BE TRUE. I KNOW WHO WE ARE. WE HAVE
SO MUCH MORE IN COMMON THAN WHAT SEPARATES US. THE WAY I THINK
ABOUT IT IS WHAT I CALL THE 3 IN THE MORNING THOUGHT. THE
THING THAT WAS YOU UP IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT. FOR THE
MASS MAJORITY OF US, WHEN WE WAKE UP IN THE MIDDLE OF THE
NIGHT TAKING THAT THOUGHT, IT IS NEVER TO THE ONES OF THE PARTY WITH WHICH WE ARE
REGISTERED TO VOTE BUT THE VAST MAJORITY OF US, WHEN WE WAKE UP
THINKING THAT THOUGHT, IT IS NEVER THROUGH THE LENS OF SOME
SIMPLISTIC DEMOGRAPHIC AND FOR THE VAST MAJORITY OF US,
WHEN WE WAKE UP THINKING THAT THOUGHT, IT USUALLY HAS TO DO
WITH ONE OF THE VERY FEW THINGS. ARE PERSONAL HEALTH, THE HEALTH
OF OUR CHILDREN OR PARENTS AND FOR SO MANY CANNOT EVEN GET A
JOB OR PAY THE BILLS OR RETIRE WITH DIGNITY AND FOR OUR
STUDENTS, CAN I PAY OFF STUDENT LOANS? FOR SO MANY FAMILIES, CAN
I HELP MY FAMILY MEMBER GET OFF THEIR OPIATE ADDICTION? THE VAST
MAJORITY OF US HAVE SO MUCH MORE IN COMMON AND THAT IS PART OF
THE STRENGTH OF WHO WE ARE AS A NATION. SO, WE WILL FIGHT FOR
THAT AND OUR FIGHT IS BORN OUT OF THAT KNOWLEDGE AND SO WE MUST
TURN THE PAGE AND THE SELECTION IS ABOUT MORE THAN THAT BECAUSE
OBVIOUSLY, DUDE HAS GOT TO GO. SO, THE POINT THEN IS TO LET US
ALSO THINK ABOUT WRITING THE NEXT CHAPTER IN DOING THAT
TOGETHER AND DOING THAT BASED ON THE AMERICA WE BELIEVE IN WHERE
WE SAY YOU SHOULD ONLY HAVE TO HAVE ONE JOB AND AN AMERICA WHERE WE BELIEVE
IN TO SAY IT IS NOT OKAY THAT ONLY HALF OF OUR FAMILIES CANNOT
AFFORD A $400 UNEXPECTED EXPENSE. IT IS NOT REFLECTIVE OF
THE ME AMERICA WE BELIEVE IN. IF YOU CANNOT AFFORD RENT FOR A ONE-BEDROOM
APARTMENT, IT IS NOT OKAY. IT IS NOT OKAY THE PEOPLE HAD TO TAKE
$400 LOAN IN EXCESS OF 300% AND THE AMERICA WE BELIEVE IN, WHEN
WE WIN THIS ELECTION, WE WILL CHANGE THE TAX CODE AS FOLLOWS
FOR FAILING TO MAKE LESS THAN $100,000 A YEAR, THEY WILL GET
UP TO A $6000 TAX CREDIT THAT YOU CAN TAKE HOME ADAPTER $500 A
MONTH WHICH WILL MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE IN THE FAMILIES
GETTING THROUGH THE END OF THE MONTH OR NOT AND IN THE AMERICA
WE BELIEVE IN, WE WILL RECOGNIZE THAT ONE OF THE THINGS THAT
KEEPS YOU UP AT NIGHT IS THE EDUCATION OF THEIR CHILDREN AND
THE AMERICA WE BELIEVE IN, WE WILL PAY TEACHERS THEIR VALUE. BECAUSE RIGHT NOW, WE ARE
LOOKING AT A SITUATION FOR TEACHERS ON AVERAGE WHERE THEY
ARE PAID 11% LESS THAN EDUCATED PROFESSIONALS AND WE HAVE 94% ARE THEIR OWN
POCKETS TO HELP PAY FOR SCHOOL SUPPLIES AND THERE ARE ONLY TWO
PEOPLE, TWO GROUPS OF PEOPLE RAISING OUR CHILDREN. PARENTS
OFTEN WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF GRANDPARENTS AND AUNTS AND
UNCLES AND TEACHERS. WE MUST PAY THEM THEIR VALUE AND WE WILL PUT
IN PLACE THE FIRST IN OUR NATION WITH FEDERAL INVESTMENTS WITH
THE PAY GAP AND HERE IN IOWA THAT IS $4200 A YEAR. $12,200 A
YEAR . THAT IS A YEARS WORTH OF
MORTGAGE PAYMENT. THAT IS A YEAR WORTH OF GROCERY BILLS. THAT
MEANS PUTTING A SIGNIFICANT DENT IN STUDENT LOAN DEBT WHICH IS
ONE OF THE GREATEST PERIODS FOR OUR KIDS COMING OUT OF SCHOOL
AND ENJOYING A PROFESSION FOR WHICH THEY HAVE A PASSION. IN
THE AMERICA WE BELIEVE IN. OUR BABIES ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE AND
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WILL NOT HAVE TO GO TO SCHOOL AND INDOOR
A DRILL. DURING WHICH THEY ARE TAUGHT ABOUT HOW THEY NEED TO
HIDE IN THE CLOSET OR CROUCHED IN THE CORNER IN THE EVENT THERE
IS A MESH SHOOTER ROAMING THE HALLWAYS OF THEIR SCHOOLS . THE CHILDREN THAT COME HOME
AND ASK WHY DID WE HAVE TO HAVE THAT DRILL? OUR RESPONSE IS
THERE WERE SUPPOSEDLY YEARS IN WASHINGTON D.C. THAT HAVE FAILED TO HAVE THE
COURAGE TO REJECT THE FACT THAT YOU HAVE TO
PICK BETWEEN THE TWO OPTIONS. FINE IF YOU WANT TO GO HUNTING
BUT WE NEED REASONABLE SAFETY GUN LAWS INCLUDING UNIVERSAL
BACKGROUND CHECKS AND A RENEWAL OF THE ASSAULT WEAPONS BAN. SO, IN THE AMERICA WE BELIEVE
IN, IF MITCH McCONNELL DOESN’T CALL US BACK TO VOTE ON A BILL,
WHEN WE ARE ELECTED, I WILL GIVE THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS 100
DAYS TO PULL THEIR ACT TOGETHER ON THIS AND PUT A BILL ON MY
DESK FOR A SIGNATURE AND IF THEY DO NOT, I AM PREPARED TO TAKE
EXECUTIVE ACTION TO PUT IN PLACE A COMPREHENSIVE BACKGROUND CHECK
REQUIREMENTS REQUIRE THE ATS TO TAKE THE LICENSES OF GUN DEALERS
WHO VIOLATE THE LAW AND BY EXECUTIVE ACTION TO BAN THE
IMPORTATION OF ASSAULT WEAPONS INTO OUR COUNTRY. IT IS TIME TO
TAKE ACTION. IN THE AMERICA WE BELIEVE IN, WE WILL AGREE THAT
ACCESS TO HEALTHCARE SHOULD BE A RIGHT OF EVERYONE AND NOT A
PRIVILEGE OF JUST THOSE THAT CAN AFFORD IT. WE WILL PUT IN PLACE
KNOWING THIS IS ONE OF THE ISSUES THAT KEEPS PEOPLE UP AT
NIGHT, WE WILL PUT IN PLACE A MEDICARE FOR ALL PLAN WHICH I
HAVE PROPOSED WHICH WILL OFFER EVERYONE HEALTHCARE WITHOUT
REGARD TO COST AND PUT THE INSURANCE COMPANIES IN CHECK SO
THERE WILL BE NO DEDUCTIBLES OR CO-PAY AND YOU WILL HAVE ACCESS
TO EITHER PUBLIC OR PRIVATE PLAN AND EXPAND SERVICES AND BENEFITS
BECAUSE IN THE AMERICA WE BELIEVE IN, WE KNOW THIS IS A
HUMAN RIGHTS ISSUE AND A CIVIL RIGHTS ISSUE AND A MORAL ISSUE
AND WE MUST DO BETTER. IN THE AMERICA WE BELIEVE IN, WE WILL
AGREE THAT ONE OF THE ISSUES THAT KEEPS US UP AT NIGHT IS THE
SECURITY OF OUR HOMELAND AND WE NEED TO HAVE A COMMANDER AND
CHIEF WHO UNDERSTANDS HER GREATEST PRIORITY IS CONCERNING
HERSELF WITH THE SAFETY AND SECURITY OF OUR NATION. AS OPPOSED TO THE CURRENT
COMMANDER IN CHIEF WHO ON THE ISSUE OF THE FACT OF RUSSIA’S
INTERFERENCE IN THE ELECTION OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED
STATES PREFERS TO TAKE THE WORD OF THE RUSSIAN PRESIDENT OVER
THE WORD OF THE AMERICAN INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY WHO ON
THE SUBJECT OF AN AMERICAN STUDENT WHO WAS TORTURED AND
LATER DIED, PREFERS TO TAKE THE WORD OF A NORTH KOREAN DICTATOR
OVER THE WORD OF THE AMERICAN INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY. THAT ON
THE SUBJECT OF A JOURNALIST WHO WAS ASSASSINATED, A JOURNALIST
WHO HAD AMERICAN CREDENTIALS, PREFERS IT TAKES THE WORD OF THE
SAUDI PRINCE OVER THE WORD OF THE AMERICAN INTELLIGENCE
COMMUNITY. WE NEED A NEW COMMANDER IN CHIEF. I WILL SAY THIS. AND A LOT OF US
, WE HAVE BEEN WONDERING HOW THIS WOULD TURN OUT AND WHAT IS
HAPPENING. WE HAVE BEEN THROWING OBJECTS AT THE TELEVISION AND
GOING THROUGH GROUP THERAPY TRYING TO FIGURE IT ALL OUT.
HERE’S THE THING I WANT TO REMIND ALL THE FRIENDS. LET US REMEMBER THAT ONE OF THE
GREATEST STRENGTHS ABOUT WHO WE ARE AS A NATION AND AS A PEOPLE THAT BUY ARE VERY NATURE, WE ARE
INSPIRATIONAL AND A NATION THAT WAS FOUNDED ON NOBLE IDEAS . THE IDEALS THAT WERE PRESENT
WHEN WE WROTE THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE AMENDMENTS AND THE BILL
OF RIGHTS AND THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE AND THOSE WORDS WE
SPOKE IN 1776 THAT WE ARE ALL EQUAL AND SHOULD BE TREATED THAT
WAY. WE ARE ASPIRATIONAL. WE ARE ALSO CLEAR EYED. WE HAVE NOT YET
REACHED THOSE IDEALS BUT THE STRENGTH OF WHO WE ARE IS THAT
WE ALWAYS FIGHT TO GET THERE. FIGHT , WE WILL. FIGHT, WE MUST.
KNOWING THIS IS A FIGHT THAT IS BORN OUT OF OPTIMISM. THIS IS A
FIGHT THAT IS BORN OUT OF KNOWING WHAT CAN BE AND
BELIEVING IN WHAT CAN BE UNBURDENED BY WHAT HAS BEEN.
THIS IS A FIGHT THAT IS NOT ONLY FOR THE SOULS OF OUR COUNTRY BUT
THIS IS A FIGHT BORN OUT OF LOVE OF COUNTRY. THIS THEREFORE IS A FIGHT WE
WILL WIN. THANK YOU, IOWA. THANK YOU GUYS.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH.>> [ CRYING ] [ INAUDIBLE QUESTION ]
>>WHY AM I UNIQUELY QUALIFIED TO GET THE JOB DONE ?
>>WHY ARE YOU UNIQUELY QUALIFIED TO MARCH THROUGH AND
SMASHED DOWN DRUMS BLOODIED SUNDAY WALL?
>>PART OF WHAT NEEDS TO HAPPEN IS US , TO GET THROUGH ENTERING
THE NEXT PAGE AND TO WRITE THE NEXT CHAPTER, WE NEED TO BE ABLE
TO SUCCESSFULLY PROSECUTE THE CASE AGAINST FOUR MORE YEARS OF
DONALD TRUMP AND I THINK IT WILL TAKE A PROSECUTOR TO DO THAT. WE
HAVE A RAP SHEET AND IN HIS LONG. LET’S LOOK AT THE
EVIDENCE. A TAX BILL THAT BENEFITS A TOP 1% OF THE BIGGEST
CORPORATIONS IN AMERICA TO THE POINT THAT 60 OF THE BIGGEST
CORPORATIONS IN THE UNITED STATES PAID NO TAXES LAST YEAR.
WHO HERE PAID NO TAXES LAST YEAR? LET’S TALK ABOUT THE TRADE
POLICY THAT IS RESULTING IN DIRECT WORKING FAMILIES IN
AMERICA. LET’S TALK ABOUT A POLICY THAT IS ABOUT PUTTING
BABIES IN CAGES AND SEPARATING CHILDREN FROM THEIR PARENTS IN
THE NAME OF BORDER SECURITY WHEN IN FACT IT IS A HUMAN’S RIGHT.
LET’S TALK ABOUT A FAILURE TO RECOGNIZE THAT OUR FARMERS AND
EVERYONE HERE KNOWS THAT CLIMATE CHANGE IS REAL AND A CRISIS AND
IT IS CAUSED BY HUMAN BEHAVIORS WHICH CAN BE CHANGED WITHOUT
MUCH CHANGE TO OUR LIFESTYLE AND REPRESENTS THE NEXT ESSENTIAL
THREAT TO WHO WE ARE AS HUMAN BEINGS. WE CAN DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT INSTEAD OF THE CURRENT
OCCUPANT OF THE WHITE HOUSE THAT IS PUSHING SCIENCE FICTION
INSTEAD OF SCIENTIFIC FACT. IN IOWA, YOU GUYS ARE LEADER OF
THIS. 40% OF IOWA’S ELECTRICITY COMES FROM RENEWABLE ENERGY. YOU
ARE A MODEL BUT WE HAVE A GUY IN THE WHITE HOUSE ON THE OTHER END. GOVERNOR
HATLEY SAYS TURBINES DON’T CAUSE CANCER BUT CAUSE JOBS. WOULD HAVE TO BE ABLE TO
PROSECUTE THE CASE AGAINST HIM AND I WILL TELL YOU SOMETHING.
THE PUNDITS WILL TALK ABOUT AND COMPARE AND I THINK OVERLY
COMPARE 2016 TO 2020. 2020 WILL NOT BE 2016
AND 2016 WILL NOT BE 2020. THERE IS NOW A LOT OF EVIDENCE THAT
HAS SPOKEN TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WHO KNOW, THOSE WHO
BELIEVED IN HIM WERE PRETRADE AND WHO KNOW THAT WE EXPECT THAT
THE PERSON WHO OCCUPIES THAT MOST PRECIOUS STATE WHICH IS OUR
GOVERNMENT, NOT HIS , WE ARE A GOVERNMENT FOR THE
PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE, OF THE PEOPLE. WE EXPECT THAT THE
PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES WILL ALWAYS KNOW THAT WHEN SHE
HAS A MICROPHONE IN HER HAND, IT IS A VERY POWERFUL FORCE AND
LET’S ALWAYS BE USED NOT TO BE PEOPLE DOWN BUT TO LIFT PEOPLE
UP. THAT IS WHO WE ARE. MY TIME IS UP. THANK YOU GUYS.
THANK YOU. >> ALOHA . THAT IS WHAT I CALL IOWA. IT
IS SO GOOD TO BE HERE WITH ALL OF YOU. THANK YOU VERY MUCH TO
THE DES MOINES REGISTER FOR HOSTING THIS AND GIVING US THE
OPPORTUNITY TO BE ABLE TO GIVE BACKGROUND ABOUT WHO I AM AND
WHY I’M RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT. I AM GRATEFUL THROUGHOUT THIS
WHOLE CAMPAIGN TO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO COME TO PLACES
LIKE IOWA AND TO GO CHECK COMMUNITIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY
AND TO BE REMINDED AND EVERY THOUGHT THAT WE HAVE ABOUT HOW
GREAT OUR COUNTRY IS. WHY? BECAUSE I KNOW WHO MAKES OUR
COUNTRY GREAT. IT IS WE, THE PEOPLE AND TO SEE THE DIVERSITY
AND TO SEE THE HEART AND THE CARE THAT WE AS AMERICANS HAVE
FOR EACH OTHER IS WHAT GIVES ME HOPE FOR OUR FUTURE. BECAUSE
RIGHT NOW WE ARE FACING INCREDIBLY CHALLENGING TIMES. WE
ARE FACING GREAT DIVISIVENESS. UNFORTUNATELY, WE FACE SELF-SERVING POLITICIANS
AND PEOPLE IN POSITIONS OF POWER WHO ARE SEEKING TO TEAR US APART AND TO DIVIDE US FOR THEIR OWN
SELFISH GAIN. WHETHER IT BE FOR POLITICAL GAIN OR PROFITS OR
CLICKS ONLINE OR MEDIA RATINGS OR WHATEVER IT IS. THEY ARE
PUTTING THEIR OWN SELF INTEREST AHEAD OF THE INTERESTS OF THE
PEOPLE AND SEPARATING US AND DIVIDING US AND DRIVING WEDGES
BETWEEN US BASED ON THE COLOR OF OUR SKIN AND WHERE WE COME FROM
AND HOW WE WORSHIP OR IF WE WORSHIP OR WHO WE LOVE. ALL OF
THESE DIFFERENT THINGS THAT MAKE UP THE DIVERSE FABRIC THAT IS
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. THIS IS SO HEARTBREAKING. THIS
IS SO HEARTBREAKING BECAUSE WE LOVE OUR COUNTRY. I LOVE OUR
COUNTRY. I LOVE OUR PEOPLE AND IT IS WHY AFTER THE TERRORIST
ATTACK ON 9/11, I LISTED IN THE HONORED
NATIONAL GUARD AND STILL SERVE AS A SOLDIER TO DATE NOW FOR 16
YEARS. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE. THAT IS WHY I DEPLOYED TWICE TO
THE MIDDLE EAST. I VOLUNTEERED TO THE PLAY WITH MY UNIT AND IF
WE COULD JUST FOR A MOMENT ASK ALL OF OUR VETERANS WHO ARE HERE
AND THOSE WITH MILITARY FAMILIES, IF YOU COULD RAISE
YOUR HAND AND LET US THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE. THANK YOU.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SACRIFICE. ALL OF YOU. I HAD THE PRIVILEGE
OF SERVING WITH PEOPLE FROM ALL ACROSS THIS COUNTRY. HELLO? THAT’S BETTER. CAN YOU GUYS HEAR ME IN THE
BACK? I SERVED WITH PEOPLE FROM ALL ACROSS THIS COUNTRY FROM THE
DAY I SHOULD’VE A BASIC TRAINING AT FORT JACKSON, NORTH CAROLINA
AND IN TEXAS AND IN FOUR LETTER WORD AND MISSOURI AND ALL THE
DIFFERENT PLACES WHERE WE HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO GO. PEOPLE WHO I
SERVED WITH DURING THOSE TWO DEPLOYMENTS AND THE AMAZING
THING THAT I FELT WAS THAT THOSE WHO I STOOD IN THE INFORMATION
WITH AND THOSE THAT I SERVED WITH, WE ALL WORE THE SAME
UNIFORM, SERVING THE SAME FLAG AND FOCUSED ON ADMISSION THAT WE
HAVE OF SERVING OUR COUNTRY AND KEEPING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE
SAFE. THERE WAS NO DIFFERENCE IN THAT FOCUS THAT EVEN THOUGH WE
WERE DEMOCRATS AND VULCANS AND INDEPENDENTS AND CONSERVATIVES
AND LIBERALS, BLACK, WHITE, BROWN, DIFFERENT RELIGIONS, WE
REPRESENT THE DIVERSITY OF THIS COUNTRY BUT STOOD AS ONE UNIT.
WITH ONE VOICE AND ONE FOCUS ON PUTTING SERVICE UPON SELF AND
COUNTRY BEFORE SELF. THIS SPEAKS TO WHO WE ARE AS AMERICANS. THIS
SPEAKS TO WHAT UNITAS . AS THOSE THAT ARE IN POWER
SEEK TO TEAR US APART FOR THEIR OWN SELFISH GAIN, IT IS ONLY
WHEN WE THE PEOPLE STAND UP AROUND THIS UNIFYING PRINCIPLE
OF FREEDOM AND OF JUSTICE AND OPPORTUNITY. REMEMBERING THOSE
FREEDOMS AND ENABLE RIGHTS IN OUR CONSTITUTION FOR EVERY
SINGLE ONE OF US. THOSE RIGHTS TO LIFE AND LIBERTY AND THE
PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS. WHEN WE COME TOGETHER AROUND THESE
UNIFYING PRINCIPLES AS LOVE FOR OUR COUNTRY AND EACH OTHER,
THERE IS NO OBSTACLE WE CANNOT OVERCOME AND IT IS ONLY WHEN WE
DO THAT, WE CAN BEGIN TO SOLVE THE GREAT CHALLENGES OF OUR DAY.
THERE ARE MANY BUT WE ARE STARTING ON THAT COMMON
FOUNDATION AND COMING TOGETHER AND OVERCOMING THOSE PERSON
DIFFERENCES AND IDEOLOGICAL DIFFERENCES AND HAVING
CONVERSATIONS WITH EACH OTHER BASED ON RESPECT AND
UNDERSTANDING WHEN WE CARE FOR EACH OTHER, WE WILL FIND THAT WE
HAVE FAR MORE IN COMMON THAN MAYBE WE REALIZED BEFORE. WHEN
WE COME TOGETHER, WE REALIZE WE ARE EQUALLY CONCERNED ABOUT OUR
LOVED ONES BEING SICK AND NOT BE ABLE TO GET THE HEALTH CARE THAT
THEY NEED BECAUSE THEY CAN’T AFFORD IT. WHEN WE COME
TOGETHER, WE WILL REALIZE THAT WE ARE CONCERNED ABOUT HAVING
CLEAN AIR TO BREATHE AND CLEAN WATER TO DRINK. WHEN WE COME
TOGETHER, WE REALIZE THAT WE ARE CONCERNED ABOUT MAKING SURE THAT
OUR KIDS ARE NOT AFRAID FOR THEIR LIFE WHEN THEY GO TO
SCHOOL. WHEN WE COME TOGETHER, WE REALIZE WE WANT TO MAKE SURE
THAT WE HAVE BRIDGES THAT SERVE US THAT OUR INFRASTRUCTURE DOES
NOT THREATEN US OR OUR FAMILIES OR WELL-BEING AS FARMERS. WHEN
WE COME TOGETHER, WE CAN RECOGNIZE HOW MUCH WE HAVE IN COMMON. WE
HAVE DIFFERENT IDEAS ON HOW TO SOLVE THESE CHALLENGES AND THAT
IS NOT A BAD THING. WHEN WE COME TOGETHER UNITED IN THAT MISSION
TO SERVE FOR EACH OTHER, WE BRING ABOUT THAT CHANGE. REALLY, WHAT IS AT STAKE HERE
FOR ME AS A DEMOCRAT OFFERING TO SERVE YOU AS YOUR PRESIDENT AND
COMMANDER IN CHIEF IS YES DEFEATING DONALD TRUMP IN 2020 BUT IT IS BIGGER THAN THAT
BECAUSE WE HAVE TO RECOGNIZE THAT IN ORDER TO SOLVE THE DEEP PROBLEMS THAT WE FACE
IN ORDER TO BRING OUT THE PROBLEMS THAT WE FACE, IF WE
DON’T RECOGNIZE THAT, WE WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO SOLVE THAT AND
AS WE LOOK DOWN THE ISSUES THAT CONCERN US, WE COME DOWN TO A
COUPLE OF COMMON THREADS. DO YOU FEEL THAT OUR COUNTRY IS
PURSUING THE VISION THAT OUR FOUNDERS HAD THAT WE HAVE A
GOVERNMENT OF BY AND FOR THE PEOPLE? WE DON’T. INSTEAD, WHAT WE HAVE IS A
GOVERNMENT OF BY AND FOR THE RICH AND POWERFUL AND OF AND BY
AND FOR THE VERY FEW WHO CAN MY INFLUENCE OVER POLITICIANS WHO
ARE FOR SALE AND A GOVERNMENT OF BY AND FOR
SPECIAL INTERESTS AND CORPORATIONS THAT ARE LOOKING
OUT FOR THE BOTTOM LINE AND HOW THEY CAN MAKE MORE PROFIT
WITHOUT THINKING OF THE CONSEQUENCE THAT HAS ON EVERYDAY
LIFE. THIS IS WHAT WE ARE TALKING
ABOUT WHEN WE TALK ABOUT THE CHANGE THAT WE NEED AND THE ONLY
WAY THIS CHANGE HAPPENS IS WHEN WE RISE UP AND DEMAND IT. DEMAND
THAT WE HAVE LEADERS WHO ARE TRULY OF AND BY AND FOR THE
PEOPLE. TO TAKE AWAY THE INFLUENCE THAT
MONEY HAS IN OUR POLITICS. THE REVOLVING DOOR THAT WE SEE WITH
ELECTED LEADERS TO SERVE ONE DAY AND GO AND GET HIRED AND PAY
LOTS OF MONEY THE NEXT DAY TO WORK AS A LOBBYIST. AND THERE
ARE CLEAR REFORMS AND OVERTURNED CITIZENS UNITED TO GET RID OF
DARK MONEY AND POLITICS AND TO MAKE IT SO THAT POLITICIANS ARE
NOT INFLUENCED BY THE CONTRIBUTIONS THEY GET FROM
LOBBYISTS. TO MAKE IT SO THAT MEMBERS OF CONGRESS ARE NOT
ALLOWED TO BECOME LOBBYIST AFTER THEY LEAVE OFFICE. WE HAVE SO
MUCH POWER AS PEOPLE AND WE HAVE TO
REMEMBER THAT. WE ARE THE ONES WHO HIRE AND FIRE THE PEOPLE WHO
ARE ELECTED TO SERVE US ENOUGH A SPECIAL INTERESTS OR THE BIG
CORPORATIONS. THEY ARE HIRED TO SERVE THE PEOPLE SO WE HAVE TO
EXERCISE OUR VOICES TO MAKE SURE THAT IT IS ACTUALLY HAPPENING.
WHEN WE DO THAT, WE CAN BEGIN TO BRING ABOUT THE CHANGE THAT WE
NEED TO SEE. I AM PROUD OF OUR CAMPAIGN. WE HAVE A COMPLETELY
PEOPLE POWERED CAMPAIGN WITH VOLUNTEERS AND FOLKS THAT ARE
GIVING A DOLLAR OR FIVE DOLLARS OR $10 OR WHATEVER THEY CAN TO
MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE ABLE TO GET OUR MESSAGE AND TAKING NO
CONTRIBUTIONS FROM LOBBYISTS AND MAKING SURE THAT THE VOICES OF
THE PEOPLE ARE AT THE FOREFRONT OF EVERYTHING THAT WE DO. NOW,
THERE IS A LOT OF WORK THAT WE HAVE AHEAD OF US AND WE TALKED
ABOUT A COUPLE OF THEM. THE THING I HEAR MOST IS HEALTHCARE.
ABOUT HOW MOST FAMILIES IN THE COUNTRY ARE ONE HEALTHCARE
EMERGENCY AWAY FROM TOTAL BANKRUPTCY AND DISASTER. HOW IS
IT POSSIBLE THAT WE SPEND FAR MORE AS A COUNTRY BUT HAVE FAR
WORSE OUTCOMES? IT IS UNACCEPTABLE. THIS IS WHY I
SUPPORT PASSING MEDICARE FOR ALL LEGISLATION THAT WILL MAKE SURE
THAT EVERY SINGLE AMERICAN IS ABLE TO GET THE CARE THAT WE
NEED. PRIVATE INSURANCE, IF YOU WANT
TO CHOOSE THAT ROUTE, THAT IS UP TO YOU BUT WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE
THAT NO ONE IS TURNED AWAY WHEN THEY ARE SICK AND IN NEED OF
CARE. THIS IS SOMETHING THAT IS
IMPACTING ALL AMERICANS. ANOTHER THING IMPACTING ALL-AMERICANS IS
THE PROBLEMS POSED TO US BY CLIMATE CHANGE. SOMETIMES WHEN
YOU GET INTO THESE CONVERSATIONS AND WASHINGTON, THEY GET VERY
POLITICAL AND PARTISAN WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE
BECAUSE IT BECOMES THIS BUZZWORD AND HOT TOPIC WORD WHERE YOU’RE
EITHER ON ONE SIDE OR THE OTHER BUT WHEN YOU STOP FOR A MOMENT
AND TALK AS PEOPLE AND NOT AS PARTISANS BUT PEOPLE, WE FIND
THAT WE ALL NEED CLEAN WATER TO SURVIVE. WATER IS LIFE AND NONE
OF US CAN SURVIVE WITHOUT IT. WE NEED TO KNOW THAT OUR KIDS AND
FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES WILL HAVE CLEAN AIR TO BREATHE. THAT
WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE A SAFE PLANET AND WE WANT
TO PROTECT THE HOMES AND THE LAND THAT WE LOVE AND THE LAND
THAT WE FARM. THIS IS WHAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT WHEN WE ARE
TALKING ADDRESSING CLIMATE CHANGE AND INVESTING IN CLEAN RENEWABLE
ENERGY THAT IS BETTER FOR US AND THE PLANET AND BETTER FOR OUR
POCKETBOOK. ON ALL FRONTS, WE ARE TALKING
ABOUT THINGS THAT ARE IMPORTANT TO ALL OF US AS PEOPLE. WE TALK
ABOUT CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM. THIS IS AN AREA WHERE WE HAVE
BIPARTISAN SUPPORT. WHERE PEOPLE ACROSS THIS COUNTRY ARE SEEING
THEIR LINES DAMAGED AND FAMILIES BEING TORN APART BY THE BROKEN
JUSTICE SYSTEM. BY A FAILED WAR ON DRUGS WHERE PEOPLE ARE STILL BEING
THROWN IN PRISON BY BASIC MARIJUANA VIOLATIONS. THIS IS
WHY IN CONGRESS, I THE ONLY BIPARTISAN BILL IN CONGRESS THAT
WOULD FINALLY END THE FEDERAL MARIJUANA PROHIBITION. TO BEGIN
THAT PROCESS, THESE ARE THINGS THAT ARE IMPORTANT TO ALL OF US.
WE LOOK AT THE OPIOID CRISIS AND THE EPIDEMIC AND THE TOLL THAT
IS TAKING ON FAMILIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY. TO SEE HOW BIG PHARMA
IS RESPONSIBLE FOR PROLIFERATING THESE HIGHLY ADDICTIVE DRUGS AND
CHEATING AND LYING TO PEOPLE ABOUT HOW ADDICTIVE THEY ARE AND
WHERE FOLKS GO TO THE DOCTOR AND GET A BUNCH OF THE DRUGS AND
THEY ARE TOLD ABOUT THE RISKS AND THE DANGERS THAT GO WITH
THEM AND WE END UP WITH DEVASTATION AND PEOPLE LOSING
THEIR LIVES AND FAMILIES BEING TORN APART AND PEOPLE SEEING
THEIR LIVES AND CAREER COMPLETELY DEVASTATED AND THEN
SEEING THOSE PEOPLE THAT ARE VICTIMS OF THIS CRISIS AND BEING
TREATED AS CRIMINALS. THIS IS WRONG. THIS IS A SYMPTOM OF WHAT
HAPPENS WHEN WE HAVE A GOVERNMENT FOR THE FEW AND THE
RICH AND THE POWERFUL RATHER THAN A GOVERNMENT FOR THE
PEOPLE. THIS IS WHY WE NEED TO INVEST IN TREATMENT TO MAKE SURE
THAT WE ARE PROVIDING THOSE OPPORTUNITIES TO BUILD THAT PATH
FORWARD TOWARDS RECOVERY AND DO ALL WE CAN TO HOLD BIG PHARMA
ACCOUNTABLE FOR ALL THE DAMAGE THEY HAVE DONE. THERE ARE SO MANY ISSUES THAT WE
NEED TO ADDRESS AN OLD JUSTICE REFORM AND BRING ABOUT
COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM AND SOMETHING WE ARE SEEING THAT
IS HAPPENING AT THE BORDER BUT ALSO AFFECTING COMMUNITIES. I
HAVE SPOKEN WITH A LOT OF FOLKS THAT ARE CONCERNED ABOUT OUR
BROKEN LEGAL IMMIGRATION SYSTEM. WHY IS IT THAT CONGRESS HAS DONE
NOTHING? BECAUSE OF HYPER PARTISANSHIP. PEOPLE ARE MORE INTERESTED IN THE POLITICAL WIND
THAN ACTUALLY SOLVING A PROBLEM. IMAGINE HOW MUCH WE COULD DO.
IMAGINE HOW MUCH WE CAN DO WITH LEADERS IN WASHINGTON TOOK OFF
THEIR POLITICAL HATS AND SAID LET’S SIT AROUND THE TABLE AND
WORK IT OUT. JUST LIKE WE DO IN OUR EVERYDAY LIVES. RIGHT? AT WORK AND SCHOOL AND
YOUR OWN FAMILIES, YOU HAVE TO WORK IT OUT. THERE IS SO MUCH
POTENTIAL AND OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE SURE THAT EVERY TIME THERE
IS AN ELECTION, YOU DON’T SEE THAT SAME OLD TIRED
CONVERSATIONS HAPPENING AND THAT WE CAN ACTUALLY BEGIN TO SOLVE
THESE PROBLEMS. THERE IS AN ISSUE THAT IS CENTRAL TO ALL
THESE THAT I WANT TO BRING UP AND I THINK MANY OF YOU WILL
RECOGNIZE HOW IMPORTANT IT IS AND THAT IS THE COST OF WAR. THE
COST OF WAR IS SOMETHING THAT WE AS VETERANS AND WE HAD
SERVICEMEMBERS AND THOSE THAT HAVE LOVED ONES
WHO SERVED OR ARE SERVING IN THE MILITARY UNDERSTAND THE HIGH
HUMAN COST OF WAR. DURING MY FIRST DEPLOYMENT TO IRAQ, I
SERVED IN A MEDICAL UNIT AND OUR CAMP WAS ABOUT 45 MILES NORTH OF
BAGHDAD AND EVERY SINGLE DAY, I SAW THE HEART-WRENCHING HIGH
HUMAN COST OF WAR. BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN MY UNIT AND BROTHERS
AND SISTERS IN UNIFORMS WHO PAID THE ULTIMATE PRICE. WHO NEVER
MADE THAT TRIP HOME. OTHERS WHO DID BUT WITH MANY COME HOME WITH
BOTH VISIBLE AND INVISIBLE WOUNDS. TERRIBLE HIGH COST OF
WAR. YOU ALSO SEE THE REALITY. EVEN IF YOU HAVE NEVER SERVED IN
UNIFORM, EVERY SINGLE ONE OF US HAVE PAID THE PRICE FOR WAR.
THEY MIGHT NOT REALIZE IT BUT THE REALITY IS EVERY TIME
POLITICIANS TELL YOU THERE IS JUST NOT ENOUGH MONEY TO MAKE
SURE THE LEVEES IN YOUR COMMUNITY WORK TO PREVENT
FLOODING , THERE IS JUST NOT ENOUGH MONEY
TO BUILD UP OUR INFRASTRUCTURE AND NOT ENOUGH MONEY TO MAKE
SURE THE WATER IS CLEAN. NOT ENOUGH MONEY TO MAKE SURE OUR
TEACHERS ARE PAID WHAT THEY DESERVE AND OUR KIDS ARE GETTING
A GREAT EDUCATION. EVERY TIME THEY TELL YOU SORRY THERE IS NOT
ENOUGH MONEY, THE REALITY IS THAT THE SAME POLITICIANS ARE
SIGNING OFF AND APPROVING SPENDING TRILLIONS OF OUR
TAXPAYER DOLLARS ON PAYING FOR THE WASTEFUL COUNTERPRODUCTIVE
WARS THAT MAKE OUR COUNTRY LESS SAFE . WE HAVE SEEN THESE WARS IN
IRAQ AND LIBYA AND SYRIA AND HOW THEY HAVE STRENGTHENED TERRORIST
GROUPS LIKE ISIS AND AL QAEDA AND HAVE TAKEN SUCH A TOLL ON
OUR SERVICEMEMBERS AND MILITARY FAMILIES AND TAKEN A TOLL ON
DEVASTATING THE LIVES OF THE PEOPLE IN THE COUNTRY WHERE WE
WAGE THESE WARS AND WE HAVE PRECIOUS RESOURCES THAT HAVE BEEN SUCKED
OUT OF OUR COMMUNITIES AND HEALTHCARE SYSTEM THAT WE SO
DESPERATELY NEED. THIS IS WHY IT IS IMPORTANT TO
RECOGNIZE AND YOU CANNOT SEPARATE FOREIGN-POLICY FROM
DOMESTIC POLICY. NOT JUST ONE LITTLE ISSUE THAT SET THEM ASIDE AS WE TALKED ABOUT THE
CHALLENGES BUT THIS IS WHY IS YOUR PRESIDENT AND COMMANDER IN
CHIEF, I’M COMMITTED TO ENDING THESE WASTEFUL WARS. WORKING TO END THIS NEW COLD WAR
WE ARE IN WITH EVER ESCALATING TENSIONS BETWEEN THE UNITED
STATES AND OTHER NUCLEAR COUNTRIES LIKE RUSSIA, AND LIKE
CHINA AND ESCALATING THINGS LIKE WHAT PRESIDENT TRUMP DID
RECENTLY IN TEARING UP THIS HISTORIC INF TREATY THAT WAS
NEGOTIATED 30 YEARS AGO, A HISTORIC TREATY THAT ME THE
WORLD AND OUR COUNTRY MORE SAFE INSTEAD OF WORKING TO IMPROVE IT
AND EXERCISING DIPLOMACY AND NEGOTIATION, HE TORE IT UP AND
WALKED AWAY AND NOW IS SPARKING OFF A NUCLEAR ARMS RAID THAT
WILL MAKE OUR WORLD LESS SAFE THAT PERSON IS A CLOSER TO THE
BREAK OF NUCLEAR CATASTROPHE AND ALSO SPENDING MORE OF OUR
TAXPAYER DOLLARS TO BUILD THOSE WEAPONS. THIS IS WHAT WE ARE
TALKING ABOUT AND THIS IS WHAT IS AT STAKE AND WHY THERE IS A
SENSE OF URGENCY. WHY WE CANNOT AFFORD TO WAIT TO BRING ABOUT
THIS CHANGE IN OUR LEADERSHIP AND FOREIGN-POLICY SO THAT WE
CAN FOCUS OUR LIMITED RESOURCES DIRECTLY IN SERVING THE PEOPLE.
THIS IS WHY I AM SO COMMITTED TO PUSH FORWARD IN THIS CAMPAIGN
AND BRINGING THE EXPERIENCE THAT I HAVE YES, AS A SOLDIER BUT THE
EXPERIENCE THAT I HAVE AS A MEMBER OF CONGRESS SERVING
ALMOST 7 YEARS AND FOCUSED ON NATIONAL SECURITY AND SERVING ON
THE FOREIGN AFFAIRS COMMITTEE AND THE ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE
AND THE HOMELAND SECURITY COMMITTEE AND ORGANIZING THAT
THIS IS ESSENTIAL TO ADDRESS ALL OF THE OTHER CHALLENGES THAT WE
FACE. THE OBSTACLES ARE GREAT. WE ARE NOT NAÏVE TO THE POWER OF
BIG MONEY AND THE POWER OF THE ESTABLISHMENT BUT WE HAVE TO
REMEMBER THAT THERE IS NO FORCE MORE POWERFUL THAN WE THE PEOPLE
RISE UP UNITED IN THIS LOVE WE HAVE FOR OUR COUNTRY AND FOR
EACH OTHER AND FOR OUR FUTURE, TRANSCENDING ALL THE THINGS THAT
ARE USED TO DIVIDE US AND STAYING FOCUSED ON OUR MISSION
OF SERVICE AND TAKING CARE OF EACH OTHER ANSWERING THE BEST
INTEREST OF OUR COUNTRY. THAT IS WHY I AM RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT
ASKING FOR YOUR SUPPORT. IF YOU WOULD LIKE INFORMATION, PLEASE
VISIT POLICY2020.COM. IT IS GREAT TO SEE YOU ALL.
THANK YOU SO MUCH AND HAVE A GREAT DAY.
>> HELLO, IOWA. HELLO EVERYONE. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. LOOK, I
DON’T NEED TO START ON A LOW BUT IT IS ACTUALLY A HIGH. I BEGAN
TODAY GIVING A EULOGY FOR MY GREAT AUNT WHO WAS BORN AND
RAISED IN DES MOINES. FOR THOSE OF YOU THAT DON’T KNOW, MY GREAT
AUNT AND MY GRANDMOTHER WAS BORN AND RAISED IN DES MOINES. I’M
NOT THE FIRST OF MY FAMILY TO BE AT THE IOWA STATE FAIR. THE WAY
GOES IS THAT MY GRANDMOTHER AND MY GREAT AUNT WHO I EULOGIZED
THIS MORNING, THEY ACTUALLY COMPETED IN THE IOWA STATE FAIR
DURING THE DEPRESSION AND THEIR STORY IS AND I HAVE NOT FACT
CHECK TO THIS BUT THEY TOOK SECOND PRIZE TO SHIRLEY TEMPLE
BACK THEN. THE ONLY THING I CAN SAY IS I WILL NOT SING BUT I
WILL TELL YOU THIS. I AM PROUD OF THOSE IOWA ROOTS. AS I SAID
THIS MORNING, WE BURIED A 100-YEAR-OLD IOWAN, IS THAT THE
STORY OF THE STATE IS THE STORY OF AMERICA. MY FAMILY CAME HERE
RIGHT AFTER SLAVERY AND THEY WERE COAL MINERS IN ALABAMA AND
THEY MOVED TO A TOWN CALLED BUXTON, IOWA. MANY OF YOU KNOW
BUXTON BECAUSE THERE IS A BOOK ABOUT IT
THAT CALLS IT THE AMERICAN UTOPIA. IT WAS A TIME IN THE
EARLY 1900S AND LATE 1800S WHERE BLACKS MIGRATING FROM THE SOUTH
AND IMMIGRANTS JOINED TOGETHER IN AN INTEGRATED TOWN AND IT SHOWS THE
BEST OF WHO WE ARE AS A NATION. FOLKS WERE STRUGGLING, BLACK AND
WHITE, EASTERN EUROPE, WESTERN EUROPE, DESCENDENTS OF SLAVES
WHO WENT DOWN INTO A MINESHAFT TO DIG OUT OF THE EARTH THEIR
AMERICAN DREAM. WE ARE ALL AMERICANS AND ALL COME FROM
HUMBLE BACKGROUNDS. IN THAT TOWN, THE SPIRIT WAS SIMPLY
STANDING FOR EACH OTHER. IF A MINOR DIED BACK IN BUXTON, THEY
WOULD GIVE UP A DAYS PAY BUT THEY WOULD GO TO WORK AND DONATE
THAT DAYS PAY TO THE SURVIVOR AND THEIR CHILDREN AND THE
FAMILY OF THE MINOR THAT WAS LOST. A GOES BACK TO THIS IDEA
THAT WE ARE AMERICANS NOT DEFINED BY OUR RACE OR RELIGION
BUT OUR COMMON COMMITMENT TO THE BEST OF HUMAN IDEALS. WE ARE A
NATION BECAUSE EVEN WITH OUR FOUNDERS AND THESE IMPERFECT
GENIUSES AND EVEN IN OUR EARLIEST DOCUMENTS THEY CALLED
NATIVE AMERICAN SAVAGES, THEY ELEVATED THE HIGHEST PRINCIPLE
OF HUMANITY. WE IN THIS NATION BROKE WITH THE COURSE OF HUMAN
EVENTS AND WE ARE HERE BECAUSE WITH ALL THIS CONSTITUTIONAL
DEMOCRACY AND PEOPLE THAT THAT WE WILL PUT THE HIGHEST OF HUMAN
VIRTUES LITERALLY IN PLACE IN THE SOCIETY WHERE IT IS NOT
ABOUT HOW YOU ARE BORN OR WHERE YOU ARE BORN AND NOT ABOUT WHAT
RELIGION YOU HAVE OR WHAT RACE YOU ARE BUT IN THIS COUNTRY WE
ARE ONE PEOPLE WITH ONE DESTINY AND ONE PEOPLE WITH ONE CAUSE
AND NOW MORE THAN EVER, AND OUR NATION, WE HAVE TO GET BACK TO
THAT IDEAL. IT DOESN’T MEAN WE SURRENDER WHAT WE BELIEVE BUT
THAT WE DOUBLE DOWN ON THAT. OUR NATION HAS NEVER BEEN FREE OF
BIGOTRY AND HATE. IT HAS EVER BEEN FREE OF THE KIND OF
VIOLENCE WE HAVE SEEN IN THIS LAST WEEK BUT WHAT DEFINES US IS
NOT THE FACT THAT WE HAVE NEVER BEEN FREE OF THOSE BUT HOW WE
CAME TOGETHER TO DEAL WITH THEM. WE ARE A NATION THAT HAS ALWAYS
LED WITH A COURAGEOUS EMPATHY AND THE DESIRE TO MAKE THIS
NATION TO PUT MORE INTO THIS ONE NATION UNDER GOD. I WANT TO SAY
VERY PLAINLY THAT THIS IS A MORAL MOMENT IN AMERICA
REGARDLESS OF WHAT YOUR PARTY IS . THERE ARE FORCES EVERY DAY
TRYING TO TEAR OUR COUNTRY APART ALONG RACIAL LINES OR PARTISAN LINES. THAT IS
NOT HOW WE ACHIEVE SUCH EXTRAORDINARY ACHIEVEMENTS IN
THE PAST. WE ARE THE NATION THAT BEAT THE NAZIS AND THE NATION THAT FIRST
PUT IN TO THE THOUGHT OF PUBLIC EDUCATION. WE DO THAT TOGETHER
AND NOW WE NEED EACH OTHER. WE HAVE TO HAVE A REVIVAL OF CIVIC
RACE. I’M RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES BECAUSE I
BELIEVE IN US AND I BELIEVE THIS ELECTION IS NOT A REFERENDUM ON
ONE GUY AND ONE OFFICE. THIS ELECTION IS A REFERENDUM ON WHO
WE ARE AND WHO WE MUST BE TO EACH OTHER AND THE GENERATION
AHEAD. WE HAVE BIG CHALLENGES. WE HAVE
A CHALLENGE OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE CHALLENGE OF A
GENERATION FOR THE FIRST TIME IN OUR HISTORY WITH A LOWER LIFE
EXPECTANCY THAN THE ONE BEFORE. WE HAVE A CHALLENGE THAT IF
THERE ARE PEOPLE IN OUR NATION THAT ARE WORKING HARD WHETHER
FARMERS OR FIELDS OR MEN AND WOMEN IN FACTORIES OR WAITRESSES
IN CITIES LIKE MINE WHO WORK FULL-TIME JOBS BUT STILL FIND
THEMSELVES AT THE END OTHER MONEY, WE HAVE SHIPPED THE DVD
FROM WORK IN OUR COUNTRY AND WE HAVE TO GET BACK TO THE NATION
WE WERE . MY GRANDFATHER WAS A UNION
WORKER ON AN ASSEMBLY LINE DURING THE DEPRESSION AND WORLD
WAR II AND STOOD SIDE-BY-SIDE WITH WHITE WORKERS JOINED
TOGETHER IN THE CAUSE OF THE UNION AND THE IDEA THAT IF YOU
WORK HARD AND IF YOU PLAY BY THE RULES, YOU CAN HAVE YOUR
AMERICAN DREAM. IT IS TIME. IT IS TIME THAT THIS
GENERATION RESTORES THE VERY IDEA OF THIS COUNTRY AND THIS
GENERATION RESTORES THE AMERICAN DREAM. THAT WILL NOT BE EASY. TO
ACHIEVE THAT, WE HAVE TO NOT TURN AGAINST EACH OTHER BUT
TOWARDS EACH OTHER. TO DO THAT, WE HAVE TO GET RID OF THE
LEADERS THAT TREADED DEMESNE AND A GRADE AND PIN AMERICAS AGAINST
EACH OTHER. IT IS TIME TO HAVE LEADERS THAT SPEAK TO THAT
REVIVAL OF CIVIC RACE AND SPEAK TOWARDS OUR COMMON VALUES. I KNOW YOU WILL AGREE THAT NO
AMERICAN SHOULD GO WITHOUT HEALTH COVERAGE. IT IS AN
AMERICAN RIGHT. NOT A PRIVILEGE. YOU SHOULD BE PAID FOR THE
CONTRIBUTIONS YOU ARE MAKING OTHER TEACHER. IF YOU ARE LIKE
ME, YOU BELIEVE THAT THIS IS A NATION WHERE YOU WORKED ALL
YOUR LIFE, YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO RETIRE WITH DIGNITY AND SECURITY
AND NOT FEAR AND INSECURITY. I DON’T CARE IF YOU ARE A GUN
OWNER OR NOT, WE CAN UNITE AS AMERICANS AND SAY IT IS
OUTRAGEOUS THAT WE NOW STILL LIVE IN A COUNTRY WHERE SOMEONE
WHO WANTS TO DO HARM AND SEEK TO DO TERRORIST ACTS CAN GO ON THE
INTERNET OR TO A GUN SHOW AND BIO WEAPON. WE NEED UNIVERSAL
BACKGROUND CHECKS. DON’T LET PEOPLE SELL YOU ARE
LIE THAT WE DON’T HAVE COMMON CAUSE. IN FACT, IN AMERICA RIGHT
NOW, WE HAVE TOO MUCH COMMON PAIN. IT IS TIME TO GET BACK TO
A SENSE OF COMMON PURPOSE AND UNITE AT THE NATION AND
UNDERSTAND THAT WE NEED EACH OTHER. EVEN OUR ENEMIES ABROAD
LIKE THE RUSSIANS ARE TRYING TO USE THE INTERNET THAT WE
INVENTED. THEY ARE TRYING TO USE THAT TO INSINUATE DIVISIONS
AMONGST US. OUR BEST RESPONSE TO THOSE THAT ARE TRYING TO TEAR US
APART IS TO UNITE. OUR BEST RESPONSE TO THOSE THAT ARE
TRYING TO DEMEAN AND DEGRADE PEOPLE BECAUSE OF THE COLOR OF
THEIR SKIN AND THE GOD THAT WE PRAY TO IS TO ELEVATE OUR
BROTHERS AND SISTERS NO MATTER WHO THEY ARE. OUR BEST RESPONSE TO THE
DARKNESS OF SOME IS A LIGHT OF THE MANY. I TELL YOU RIGHT NOW
AT THIS NEXT ELECTION, I TELL YOU IT WILL BE A TEST FOR ALL OF
US BUT IF YOU GIVE ME A CHANCE TO BE YOUR NOMINEE, I WILL SHOW
THAT THE WEIGHT WE BE BULLIES LIKE WOULD BE BOTH CONNOR AND
BIRMINGHAM IS NOT BY FIND THEM ON THEIR TURF AND THEIR TERMS.
WITH OTHERS LIKE HIM BY BRINGING BIGGER DOGS AND BIGGER FIRE
HOSES . WE ANSWERED OUR TIMES IN OUR
COUNTRY NOT BY SHOWING THE WORST OF WHO WE ARE BUT BY ELEVATING
THE BEST OF WHO WE ARE. THIS IS THE TIME THAT WE NEED LEADERS,
ALL OF US TO CALL TO THE MORAL IMAGINATION OF THIS COUNTRY AND
INDEED MAKE US ONCE AGAIN A NATION WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE
FOR ALL. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.>>ALL RIGHT, ALL RIGHT, I HAVE
A FEW MORE MINUTES LEFT AND I WILL NOT JUMP OFF THE STAGE
BEFORE I START EATING A LOT OF FRIED STUFF. I WILL ANSWER A
QUESTION OR TWO AND I WILL ANSWER RIGHT HERE. THIS PERSON
RIGHT HERE WITH THE NIKE HAT ON. SHE IS ASKING THIS QUESTION THAT
REALLY FRUSTRATES US AND IS ACTUALLY A NATIONAL SECURITY
ISSUE. SHE ASKED ME ABOUT THE CHILD CARE CRISIS. WHY DO I SAY
IT IS A NATIONAL SECURITY ISSUE? OUR COMPETITOR NATIONS ACTUALLY
BELIEVE IN SOMETHING REALLY RADICAL. THEY BELIEVE IN
SCIENCE. THE NATIONAL RESOURCE ANYONE HAS
IS NOT OIL OR GAS OR COAL BUT THE GREATEST NATURAL RESOURCE IN
A GLOBAL KNOWLEDGE-BASED SOCIETY IS THE GENIUS OF OUR CHILDREN.
WE SEEM TO THINK ABOUT EDUCATION NOW AS JUST K-12 AND OTHER
COUNTRIES KNOW THEY NEED TO UNDERSTAND
EDUCATION AND SCIENCE ELSE US THAT THE BRAIN DELTAS BETWEEN
THE TIME IN THE WORLD AND THE THIRD OR FIRST YEAR SO WE KNOW
THE PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS HERE KNOW OUR KIDS NOW GLOBALLY ARE
COMING TO SCHOOLS BY THE TIME THEY GET TO KINDERGARTEN AND ARE
ALREADY BEHIND THE GLOBAL PEERS. WE NEED TO START VALUING
CHILDREN FROM THE EARLIEST OF STAGES AND THAT MEANS FIRST AND
FOREMOST, MAKING SURE THAT EVERY WOMAN IN OUR COUNTRY REGARDLESS
OF THEIR INCOME HAS ACCESS TO PRENATAL CARE. IS SHAMEFUL AND
AMERICA THAT WE LEAD INFANT MORTALITY RATES AND LEAD AND IN MORTALITY RATES. NOT ONLY
WILL WE HAVE UNIVERSAL PRENATAL CARE BUT MAKE SURE THAT EVEN LOW
INCOME WOMEN HAVE ACCESS TO DO WAS AND THE OTHER THINGS THAT
ARE NECESSARY TO BE SUCCESSFUL. WHEN THAT CHILD IS BORN, WE WILL
MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE AFFORDABLE CHILDCARE IN THIS
COUNTRY ONCE AND FOR ALL AND WE WILL MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE
UNIVERSAL PRESCHOOL AND IF I AM PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES,
WE WILL END THE ABSURD REALITY WHERE EVERY INDUSTRIAL NATION
HAS THIS. EVEN AFGHANISTAN AND THE CONGO HAS THIS BUT WE DON’T.
WE WILL BE A NATION THAT HAS PAID FAMILY LEAVE ONCE AND FOR
ALL. ALL RIGHT, I DON’T KNOW WHAT IS
IN THIS BATTLE BUT I AM DRINKING IT. I SAW SOMEBODY OVER HERE
WITH THE QUESTION. GO AHEAD. >> [ INAUDIBLE QUESTION ]>>DID YOU ALL HEAR WHAT HE
SAID? HE SAID HOW IS IT THAT A MAN LIKE YOU IS SO HANDSOME? HE
SAID I HAD THE BEST HAIRCUT OF ANY OF THE CANDIDATES IN THIS
RACE. WE SHOULD GO FROM THE OPPOSITE OF WHAT WE HAVE NOW.
LOOK AT TRUMP’S HAIR. THIS IS THE ANSWER. THIS IS THE ANECDOTE
IN TERMS OF HAIRCUT, I AM THE ANTI-TRUMP. HE ASKED A GREAT
QUESTION. WE STARTED WITH OUR CHILDREN BUT LET’S NOW GO TO OUR
ELDERS. WHAT WE DO HERE RIGHT NOW IS SHAMEFUL THE WAY WE ARE
LOOKING AT AGING IN OUR COUNTRY. I WANT TO GO OVER JUST A FEW
THINGS REAL QUICK. NUMBER ONE, IT IS ABSURD AND I
WILL END THIS. WE HAVE A NATION THAT SAYS TO AN ELDERLY PERSON
THAT YOU HAVE WORKED YOUR ENTIRE LIFE TO UNMASK A LITTLE BIT OF
MONEY AND RESOURCES AND THE HOME TO PASS ON TO YOUR CHILDREN BUT
NOW WE WILL SAY TO YOU IF YOU WANT TO QUALIFY FOR MEDICAID,
YOU HAVE TO GO TO THE POORHOUSE AND GO THROUGH ALL OF YOUR
SAVINGS AND GO INTO POVERTY BEFORE WE WILL GIVE YOU
MEDICAID. THAT WILL END UNDER MY LEADERSHIP. WE WILL MAKE SURE
THAT WE RAISE THE INCOME TAX AND THE SAVINGS CAP TO MAKE SURE
THAT WE CAN HELP PEOPLE RETIRE AND HAVE THE END OF THE YEARS
WITH DIGNITY. WE WILL DO MORE THAN THAT THOUGH. WE HAVE A
NATION THAT DOES NOT PRIORITIZE THE SENIORS THAT WANT TO AGE AT
HOME. WE HAVE AN INSTITUTIONAL PRIORITIZATION AND WE WILL
CHANGE THAT TO GIVE SENIORS WHO WANT TO AGE AT HOME MORE
RESOURCES TO DO SO AND FOR THOSE PEOPLE THAT ARE HOME AND THE
CAREGIVER AS MY MOM WAS TO MY DAD WITH PARKINSON’S AND
DEMENTIA, WE DON’T HONOR THOSE PEOPLE WHO ARE CAREGIVERS OF
SPOUSES OR CHILDREN WITH BEAUTIFUL CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL
NEEDS. WE DON’T HONOR THEM FOR THE WORK THAT THEY ARE DOING.
UNDER MY LEADERSHIP, WE WILL MAKE SURE THAT THEY QUALIFY LIKE
THE UNEARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT. THAT IS WORK AND YOU WILL GET
THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS BACK OF YOUR MONEY TO QUALIFY FOR THAT
AS WELL. THE LAST THING I WANT TO SAY ABOUT RETIREMENT IS WE
WILL END THE REALITY IN THIS COUNTRY THAT WE HAVE FOR
MILLIONS AND MILLIONS OF SENIORS WHERE THEY WORKED ALL OF THEIR
LIVES AND THEN THEY RETIRE INTO POVERTY BECAUSE THEIR SOCIAL
SECURITY CHECKS DON’T GO FAR ENOUGH. UNDER MY LEADERSHIP, WE
WILL MAKE SURE THAT NO SENIOR IS POOR AND HOW ARE WE GOING TO DO THAT?
MANY PEOPLE IN THE PUBLICAN PARTY WILL SAY SOCIAL SECURITY IS INSOLVENT AND THIS
ENTITLEMENT IS NOT SECURE BUT NUMBER ONE IT IS NOT AN
ENTITLEMENT. PEOPLE HAVE BEEN PAYING INTO ALL THEIR LIVES. THE
PROBLEM IS THAT THE SOCIAL SECURITY TAX AS IT IS RIGHT NOW
IS A REGRESSIVE TAX AND PEOPLE THAT ARE MAKING 40 OR 50 OR
$60,000 A YEAR PAY MORE INTO THAT TAX THEN PEOPLE MAKING $1 MILLION A
YEAR. WE WILL MAKE SOCIAL SECURITY SOLVENT BY LIFTING THE
CAP ON THE HIGHEST INCOME EARNERS IN AMERICA AND WE WILL
USE THOSE RESOURCES TO GET PEOPLE IN OUR COUNTRY WHO ARE
POOR AND RETIRED, BIGGER SOCIAL SECURITY CHECKS AS WELL. ALL
RIGHT, YES? RIGHT HERE IN FRONT OF ME.
>> [ INAUDIBLE QUESTION ] >>HER QUESTION WAS, HOW WILL I
STAND UP AND FIGHT FOR LGBTQ RIGHTS, WHAT SO MANY OF THESE QUESTIONS,
WE SHOULD BE ASKING KENNETH WHAT HAVE THEY BEEN DOING TO FIGHT
FOR THEM AND SINCE I WAS A MAYOR OF MY CITY BEFORE SOME OF THE
TOP PEOPLE IN THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY HAD EVOLVED ON THIS ISSUE
IN NEWARK, NEW JERSEY, I WAS FIGHTING FOR MY LGBTQ KIDS IN
NATURE THAT WE HAD AFTERSCHOOL SPOTS THAT WERE SAFE FOR THEM
AND MADE SURE THAT THEY SOLVE THEIR MAYOR AT A TIME WHEN WE
HAD SENT VIOLENCE AGAINST LGBTQ AMERICANS AND WE ARE STILL IN A
MOMENT NOW WITH ABOUT 30% OF LGBTQ KIDS MISSING SCHOOL
BECAUSE OF FEAR FOR THEIR SAFETY. WHERE OUR HOME OF KIDS
IN AMERICA, LGBTQ KIDS MAKE ABOUT 30% OF OUR HOMELESS KIDS.
THIS IS OUTRAGEOUS WITH HIGHER SUICIDE RATE. WHEN I WAS MAYOR,
THE SECOND FLAG THAT I RAISED IN FRONT OF CITY HALL AFTER THE
AMERICAN FLAG WAS THE PRIDE FLAG. I WANTED THEM TO KNOW AND
SO I WILL TELL YOU RIGHT NOW. THE FIRST THING I WILL DO IS GET
US A SECRETARY OF EDUCATION THAT IS ACTUALLY WORKING IN PUBLIC
SCHOOLS. WE WILL USE THE DIVISION OF
CIVIL RIGHTS AND THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO BOLDLY STAND UP
FOR THE SAFETY AND SECURITY AND PROTECTION OF ALL OF OUR
CHILDREN AND MAKE SURE THAT WITH PUBLIC EDUCATION IN AMERICA,
EVERY CHILD SHOULD BE SAFE AND WE SHOULD HONOR AND CELEBRATE
THE POTENTIAL AND THE BEAUTY AND THE WONDER OF ALL OF OUR
CHILDREN NO MATTER WHAT THEIR BACKGROUND IS AND THAT IS A
COMMITMENT I AM MAKING. ALL RIGHT, I KNOW I AM IN TROUBLE
BECAUSE I WILL HAVE TO SAY THIS. I LOVE YOUR HAT. I GREW UP IN
THE ERA OF CHRIS CHAMBERLAIN AND REGGIE JACKSON. YOU HAVE MY TEAM
ON. GO AHEAD. >>[ INAUDIBLE QUESTION ] >>THIS IS A DEEP QUESTION RIGHT
NOW. I THINK WE NEED TO HAVE AN HONEST CONVERSATION ABOUT THIS
REALLY QUICK. SHE SAID TO ME, ARE YOU WILLING TO TALK ABOUT
CUTTING THE DEFENSE BUDGET? I WANT TO SAY THIS IS A DEEP
QUESTION BECAUSE WHAT WE HAVE SEEN IN THE LAST TWO DECADES
WITH THESE FOREVER WARS IS THAT WE ARE SPENDING MONEY IN WAYS
MOST AMERICANS DON’T EVEN REALIZE WE ARE SPENDING FROM THE
DEFENSE BUDGET. I SAID WITH A GROUP OF SENATORS AND SAID WE
HAVE AMERICAN MILITARY PLANES REFUELING SAUDI ARABIAN PLANES
TO DROP AMERICAN BOMBS ON YEMENIS CHILDREN. TENS OF
THOUSANDS OF CHILDREN IN THAT COUNTRY HAVE BEEN DYING. WE HAVE TO UNDERSTAND THAT WE
LIVE IN A NATION WHERE WE ARE ENGAGING IN WARS OVERSEAS THAT
SO MANY AMERICANS DON’T KNOW ABOUT AND ABOUT TWO YEARS AGO,
MANY PEOPLE WOKE UP WITH TWO OF OUR SOLDIERS DYING AND MOST
AMERICANS , WE NEED TO GET BACK TO WHAT
THE CONSTITUTION SAYS THAT A PRESIDENT CANNOT ENGAGE IN WAR
AND MILITARY ACTIVITY WITHOUT GETTING PERMISSION FROM CONGRESS
. SO, I CAN TELL YOU THAT I WILL
DO TWO THINGS. I WILL END THIS KIND OF WAR THAT WE ARE DOING
ALL OVER OUR COUNTRY AND THIS IS A PRESIDENT THAT BOMBED THE ASAD
REGIME IN VIOLATION I BELIEVE OF WHAT IS THE IDEA ABOUT THE PRESENT MEANING AN
AUTHORIZATION FOR THE USE OF MILITARY FORCE. I WON THAT AND
THAT ALONE WILL REDUCE THE AMOUNT OF MONEY WE ARE SPENDING
OVERSEAS. EVEN MORE THAN THAT, I WILL MAKE SURE THAT WE RETURN IN
THIS COUNTRY TO NOT LEADING WITH BOMBS AND MILITARY INTERVENTION
AND EVEN DONALD TRUMP’S FIRST SECRETARY OF DEFENSE SAID THAT
IF YOU CUT THE STATE DEPARTMENT AND DIPLOMACY AND IF YOU CUT
FOREIGN AID, YOU WILL HAVE TO BUY ME MORE BULLETS. WE NEED TO GET BACK TO BEING A
NATION THAT LEADS WITH OUR VALUES AND STANDS WITH OUR
ALLIES AND HAS SECURITY NOT THROUGH MILITARY STRENGTHS BUT
TO THE MORAL STRENGTH OF THIS NATION. THAT IS WHAT I WILL DO . END MILITARY WAYS AND
OVERREACH AND MAKE SURE WE ARE SAFE AND SECURE NOT BY VIOLATING
OUR VALUES BUT BECAUSE WE LIVE BY THEM. ENQUEUE IOWA AND GOD
BLESS YOU AND GOD BLESS THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
>>HELLO IOWA. IT IS GREAT TO BE BACK . SO MUCH LOVE. SO MUCH
LOVE. I SEE SOME M.A.D. HATS TOO. THERE’S THIS
GUY. I’M NOT A CAREER POLITICIAN BUT
AN ENTREPRENEUR AND PROBLEMS OVER AND I’M RUNNING FOR
PRESIDENT TO HELP WAKE UP TO THE REAL PROBLEMS THAT GOT DONALD
TRUMP ELECTED. IF YOU WERE TO FLIP ON THE CABLE NEWS, WHY
WOULD YOU THINK DONALD TRUMP IS OUR PRESIDENT OR WON IOWA BY
NINE POINTS? RUSSIA. EMAILS. FACEBOOK. HILLARY CLINTON.
SOMEWHERE ON THE LIST. TO ME, THE DRIVING FORCE BETWEEN CHARMS
VICTORY WAS THAT WE HAD FOUR MILLION IN YOUR FRACTURING JOBS
IN WISCONSIN AND MISSOURI AND 40,000 RIGHT HERE IN IOWA. YOU
THINK ABOUT THOSE 40,000 JOBS IN IOWA, THAT IS 40,000 FAMILIES
AND NOT JUST THE MANUFACTURING JOBS BUT IF YOU GO TO THE
SHOPPING DISTRICT OR WHAT USED TO BE THE SHOPPING DISTRICT,
WHAT DO YOU SEE? HOW MANY OF YOU KNOW STORE IS CLOSING AROUND
WHERE YOU WORK AND LIVE? 30% OF STORES AND MALLS ARE CLOSING
IN THE NEXT FOUR YEARS AND WHY IS THAT? AMAZON. THAT’S RIGHT.
IT IS A ONE WORD ANSWER. AMAZON IS LOOKING AT 20 TO 30 MILLION
EVERY YEAR AND HOW MUCH ARE YOU SEEING? HOW MUCH IS AMAZON
PAYING IN TAXES? ZERO, THAT’S RIGHT. AMAZON SUCKS UP 20 TO 30
BILLION FROM YOUR COMMUNITIES AND 30% OF YOUR STORES AND MALLS
CLOSE. PEOPLE LOSE THEIR JOB, THE MOST COMMON JOB IN IOWA IS A
RETAIL WORKER. THE AVERAGE RETAIL WORKER IS A 39-YEAR-OLD
WOMAN MAKING NINE DOLLARS OR $10 AN HOUR. IF THEY CLOSE, WHAT
WILL SHE DO FOR HER NEXT OPPORTUNITY? YOU ARE GETTING
ZERO RETURNS BECAUSE AMAZON IS PAYING ZERO IN TAXES. HOW IS IT
POSSIBLE THAT A TECH COMPANY PAYS LESS TAXES AND EVERYONE
HERE TODAY? CORRUPTION. THAT IS A ONE WORD ANSWER, AGAIN. MONEY
HAS OVERRUN OUR SYSTEM AND POLITICS AND AMAZON IS LAUGHING
ITS WAY TO THE BANK. THESE ARE THE REAL PROBLEMS THAT HELP GET
DONALD TRUMP ELECTED. NOT JUST MANUFACTURING OR AMAZON CLOSING
THE RETAIL STORES. MY FRIENDS IN SILICON VALLEY ARE WORKING ON
CARS AND TRUCKS THAT DRIVE THEMSELVES. THINK ABOUT WHAT
THAT WILL MEAN IN IOWA. I WAS HERE AT THE LARGEST TRUCKSTOP.
RAISE YOUR HAND IF YOU HAVE BEEN TO IOWA 80. THEY HAVE A MEAN
BUFFET. GOOD VALUE. IOWA 80 TALKS ABOUT 5000 PEOPLE STOPPING
THERE EVERY SINGLE DAY, THE BIGGEST TRUCKSTOP IN THE
COMPANY. WILL HAPPEN WITH THE TRUCKS ARE DRIVING THEMSELVES?
DRIVING A TRUCK IS THE MOST COMMON JOB IN 29 STATES
INCLUDING THIS ONE. RAISE YOUR HAND IF YOU KNOW A
TRUCK DRIVER OR HAVE A TRUCK DRIVER IN THE FAMILY? THAT IS
WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT. MY FRIENDS ARE WORKING ON TRUCK
SECOND DRIVE THEMSELVES FOR THE MOST AMERICAN OF REASONS, FOR
THE MONEY. $168 BILLION A YEAR AND COST SAVINGS IF THEY CAN
SUCCESSFULLY GET RID OF TRUCK DRIVERS AND THEIR JOBS. THAT IS A LOT OF MONEY. THAT IS
AN UNTHINKABLE AMOUNT OF MONEY AND SO MUCH MONEY THAT IF YOU
ARE AN INVESTOR AND STILL COMES TO YOU AND SAYS IF YOU INVEST $1
BILLION TO MY COMPANY, I TAKE I CAN HELP GET RID OF TRUCK
DRIVERS, YOU MAKE THAT BET. WHAT DO THEY DO? THEY HIRE HUNDREDS
OF THE SMARTEST ENGINEERS IN OUR COUNTRY WHO ARE WORKING ON THAT
PROBLEM RIGHT NOW AND TELL ME THEY ARE 90% OF THE WAY. THEY
ARE 2% AWAY FROM GETTING TRUCK DRIVERS AND THAT IS A BIG 2%
BECAUSE YOU CAN HAVE TRUCKS SLAMMING INTO THINGS AT A 2%
ERROR RATE. THAT IS NOT A GOOD PLAN. BUT, TO BET AGAINST THESE
ENGINEERS AND INVESTORS EVENTUALLY SOLVING FOR THE LAST
2% IS A LOSING BET BECAUSE YOU ARE BETTING AGAINST THE CAPITAL AND TECHNOLOGY OF
OUR ENTIRE SOCIETY TRYING TO GET RID OF TRUCK DRIVERS. WHAT WILL
THAT MEAN FOR THE THREE AND HAVE MANY AMERICANS THAT DRIVE A
TRUCK FOR A LIVING OR THE 7 MILLION AMERICANS WORKING IN
TRUCK STOPS AND MOTELS AND DINERS THAT RELY ON THEM HAVING
A MEAL? THESE ARE THE REAL PROBLEMS OF OUR TIME. WE ARE IN
THE MIDST OF THE GREATEST ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATION IN OUR
COUNTRY’S HISTORY. WHAT IS CALLED THE FOURTH INDUSTRIAL
REVOLUTION. WHAT IS THE LAST TIME YOU HEARD A POLITICIAN SAY
THE FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION? JUST NOW IS THE
FIRST TIME. I AM BARELY A POLITICIAN. THIS IS WHY I AM RUNNING FOR
PRESIDENT. I SPENT THE LAST SEVEN YEARS HELPING CREATE
THOUSANDS OF JOBS AROUND THE COUNTRY AND PEOPLE WERE PATTING
ON THE BACK AND GIVE ME METALS AND I’M LIKE YOU DON’T GET IT. I
WAS POURING WATER INTO A BATH OF THE HAD A GIANT HOLE
IN THE BOTTOM. THE WATER IS RUSHING DOWN THE BOTTOM AND IT
GOT TRUMP ELECTED AND IT IS ABOUT TO TAKE OFF. I WILL USE
ONE LAST EXAMPLE ON THE TECHNOLOGY FRONT. WHEN YOU CALL
A CUSTOMER SERVICE GUY RIGHT NOW AND GET THAT SOFTWARE, WHAT DO
YOU DO? YOU POUND 000 AND SAY HE WENT ON TO YOU GET A HUMAN ON
THE PHONE. WE ALL DO IT. IN A FEW YEARS IT WAS ON LIKE THIS.
“HEY ANDREW, HOW IS IT GOING? HOW ARE YOU DOING? WHAT CAN I DO
FOR YOU?” YOU MAY NOT EVEN KNOW IT IS A SOFTWARE. WHAT WOULD YOU
DO FOR THE PEOPLE THAT MAKE AN AVERAGE OF $14 AN HOUR.
THIS IS TEARING THROUGH MANY DIFFERENT PARTS OF OUR ECONOMY.
I WAS AN UNHAPPY ATTORNEY FOR FIVE MONTHS AND I GUARANTEE YOU
THAT YOU CAN AUTOMATE THAT JOB. IT’S TRUE. SOFTWARE COULD GO
THROUGH DOCUMENT INTERVIEWS AND DO ALL THAT STUFF
BETTER AND FASTER THAN HUMANS. WE ARE IN THE MIDST OF THIS
INCREDIBLE TRANSFORMATION AND POLITICIANS ARE NOT TALKING
ABOUT IT AT ALL. I KNOW THIS BECAUSE I WANT TO WASHINGTON
D.C. AND ASKED WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO THE FACT THAT THEY ARE
RIPPING APART OUR LABOR FORCE AND IMMIGRANTS ARE GETTING
SCAPEGOATED AND IMMIGRANTS HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH IT. WHAT YOU THINK THE GOOD FOLKS IN
WASHINGTON D.C. SAID TO ME WHEN I SAID WHATEVER YOU DO ABOUT THE
FACT THAT AMERICANS ARE GOING THROUGH THIS FUNDAMENTAL
TRANSFORMATION AND NO ONE KNOWS? THEY ARE DOING NOTHING. THAT’S
RIGHT. ONE OF THEM LITERALLY SAID TO ME AND SEVERAL SAID WE
CANNOT TALK ABOUT THAT. NUMBER TWO, WE SHOULD STUDY THAT. NUMBER THREE, WE MUST EDUCATE
AND RETRAIN ALL-AMERICANS FOR THE JOB OF THE FUTURE. THE LAST
ONE SOUNDS DECENT AND RESPONSIBLE LIKE I AM FOR THAT
BUT I DID THE MATH AND YOU WANT TO GUESS HOW EFFECTIVE
GOVERNMENT FUNDING RETRAINING PROGRAMS WERE FOR THE
MANUFACTURER WORKERS? 0 TO 15%. THAT IS
RIGHT. THAT IS A FAILING RATE BY ANY STANDARD AND ANY CURVE. HALF
OF THE MANUFACTURING WORKERS LOST THEIR JOB AND LEFT THE
WORKFORCE AND NEVER WORKED AGAIN AND THAT GROUP FILED FOR
DISABILITY AND OUR LIFE EXPECTANCY AS A COUNTRY HAS
DECLINED. YOU KNOW THE LAST TIME LIFE EXCELLENCY DECLINED?
SPANISH FLU OF 1918. 100 YEARS. WE ARE IN SPANISH FLU TERRITORY
BECAUSE OUR ECONOMY STOPPED WORKING FOR US. THE FOLKS IN
WASHINGTON D.C. WILL DO APSLEY NOTHING ABOUT THIS. THERE IS
SOMEONE WHO ACTUALLY SAID SOMETHING THAT BROUGHT ME HERE
TO YOU ALL TODAY IN IOWA AND SAID YOU WERE IN THE WRONG TOWN,
ANDREW. KNOWN HERE IN WASHINGTON WILL DO ANYTHING ABOUT THIS
BECAUSE THIS IS NOT A TOWN OF LEADERS BUT FOLLOWERS AND THE
ONLY WAY WE WOULD DO ANYTHING IF YOU CREATE A WAVE IN OTHER PARTS
OF THE COUNTRY AND BRING IT CRASHING DOWN. I SAID TO THAT,
CHALLENGE ACCEPTED. THAT IS WHY I AM HERE BECAUSE THIS IS THE
IDEAL AND OFTEN PLACE TO CREATE A WAVE AND BRING IT CRASHING
DOWN . YOU DO NOT NEED THAT MANY
ISLANDS TO START A REVOLUTION. I HAVE DONE THE MATH. YOU KNOW HOW
MANY CALIFORNIANS EACH IOWAN IS WORTH? 1000 CALIFORNIANS. THAT’S
RIGHT. YOU LOOK AROUND THIS CROWD, WHAT ARE THERE? 300 I WENT? THAT
IT’S 2000 CALIFORNIANS. THAT IS LIKE SEVEN FOOTBALL STADIUMS
WORTH OF CALIFORNIANS. THIS IS HOW YOU START A REVOLUTION, IN
IOWA. BECAUSE ALL YOU NEED IS 40,000 IOWANS AND THEN THE
VISION SWEEPS THE COUNTRY. WHAT IS THE VISION? WHAT AM I TALKING
ABOUT? HAVE YOU HEARD ANYTHING ABOUT ME ? IF YOU HAVE, YOU HAVE HEARD
THIS. THERE’S AN ASIAN MAN RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT THAT WANTS
TO GIVE EVERYONE $1000 A MONTH, RIGHT? THOSE THREE THINGS ARE
ALL TRUE. THE FIRST TIME YOU HEARD THIS, YOU SAID IT’S A
GIMMICK AND IT CAN NEVER HAPPEN BUT $1000 A MONTH DIVIDEND HAS
BEEN WITH THE COUNTRY SINCE OUR FOUNDING AND IT WAS CALLED A
CITIZEN DIVIDEND. MARTIN LUTHER KING BOUGHT FOR IT AND CALLED IT
A GUARANTEED MIDDLE INCOME AND IT IS WHAT HE WAS FIGHTING FOR
ON THE DAY HE WAS ASSASSINATED IN 1968. A POOR PEOPLE’S
CAMPAIGN TODAY. 1000 ECONOMIST ENDORSED IT IN THE 70s AND IT
WAS SO MAINSTREAM THAT IT PASSED THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
TWICE IN 1971 AND CAME THIS CLOSE TO BEING LAW AND ONE STATE
ACTUALLY PASSED IT ABOUT 10 YEARS LATER WERE EVERYONE IN
THAT STATE NOW GETS BETWEEN ONE AND $2000 A YEAR NO QUESTIONS
ASKED AND WHAT STATE IS THAT?>>IOWA. AND SEVEN HOW DO THEY
PAY FOR? >>OIL.
>>WHAT IS THE WILL OF THE 21st CENTURY?
>> TECHNOLOGY. THAT IS RIGHT. THEY CALLED THE WHEEL CHECK IN
ALASKA AND THEY LOVE IT. WE WILL CALL THIS THE TECH CHECK AND WE
WILL ALL LOVE IT. IF ANY OF YOU THINK HOW CAN YOU POSSIBLY
AFFORD $1000 A MONTH FOR EVERY AMERICAN, AMAZON IS PAYING ZERO IN TEXAS. GOOGLE,
FACEBOOK, ALL THESE MEGA TECH COMPANIES ARE INVESTING BILLIONS
A DAY AND HOW MUCH ARE YOU GOING TO SEE IF THAT? ZERO. THAT IS
WHAT WE HAVE TO CHANGE. WE HAVE TO MAKE THE ECONOMY WORK FOR US.
THE OWNERS AND SHAREHOLDERS OF THIS COUNTRY. THIS IS THE VISION FOR A TRICKLE UP ECONOMY FOR OUR
PEOPLE AND FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES. I WAS JUST TALKING
TO A FEW PEOPLE ON THE WAY AND WHERE THEY WERE LAUGHING ABOUT
THE FACT THAT THE CHILD TAX DID NOT ACTUALLY GET MONEY IN OUR
HANDS AND THEY WERE SAYING THE BEST WAY TO GET MONEY INTO THE
ECONOMY WOULD BE TO GIVE IT TO US BECAUSE WHAT WOULD WE DO?
WHAT WOULD WE SPEND IT ON? SHOUT IT OUT. WHAT WOULD YOU SPEND IT
ON? TUITION, CAR REPAIRS, CHILDCARE, DAYCARE, HOUSING,
LITTLE LEAGUE SIGN-UP. HOW MUCH OF THAT MONEY WOULD STAY RIGHT
HERE IN IOWA. NOT ALL OF IT BUT MOST OF IT. SO YOU WOULD BUY AN ACTUAL
TOASTER AND IT WOULD BE >>FINE MOST BUT MOST OF OF IT
WAS IT STAY WOULD IN STAY RIGHT HERE IN YOUR COMMUNITY. IT WOULD
CREATE 40,000 JOBS RIGHT HERE IN IOWA. IT WOULD HELP GIVE RURAL
AREAS A PATH FORWARD BECAUSE WE ALL KNOW THEY ARE GETTING
DEPLETED AND IF YOU ARE A RURAL AREA. WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOUR
KIDS COME OF AGE. THAT IS NOT THE WAY IT SHOULD BE THIS IS A FREEDOM DIVIDEND AND
THERE’S NOTHING STOPPING US FROM MAKING THAT HAPPEN. JUST FROM
PASSING THE DIFFERENT. COMPANIES DO IT ALL THE TIME EVERY DAY AND
WHEN COMPANIES DO IT, WHAT DO WE SAY? WE SAY GREAT JOB. GOOD
MANAGEMENT. VERIZON , MICROSOFT, CO, THEY GIVE MONEY
TO SHAREHOLDERS AND WE ARE THE OWNERS OF THIS COUNTRY. WE CAN
RETURN SOME OF IT TO OURSELVES AND THAT IS THE ONLY WAY WE WILL
GET IT BACK. THIS COUNTRY FOLLOWS THE ALMIGHTY DOLLAR SO
THE THING TO DO IS TO GIVE US ALL MORE DOLLARS. THAT IS THE
BASIC PLAN AND THE BASIC VISION. WE CAN’T STOP. HOW MANY WERE
EXCITED ABOUT GDP WHEN HE WOKE UP THIS MORNING? HOW MANY
THOUGHT I CAN FEEL IT? THEY ARE AT RECORD HIGHS ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION AND
MENTAL ILLNESS AND DRUG OVERDOSES. IT IS ALL HEADING THE
WRONG DIRECTION. HOW MANY OF YOU RUN A BUSINESS OR RUN AN
ORGANIZATION AND YOU KNOW YOU WILL NEVER GO ANYWHERE. WHAT
GOOD IS GDP BEING AT RECORD HIGHS IF THE COMMITTEES ARE
FALLING APART? >>[ CAPTIONER TRANSISTIONING ] SAY THAT IS GREAT, THAT WOULD
MAKE YOU HAPPY. WHAT ELSE? CLEAN AIR AND CLEAN WATER. KIDS’
CHILDHOOD SUCCESS RATE. HOW ABOUT FREEDOM FROM SUBSTANCE
ABUSE? HOW ABOUT HOW MUCH OF US ARE
ACTUALLY ENJOYING THE WORK WE ARE DOING? THESE ARE THE
MEASUREMENTS WE HAVE NUMBERS FOR. GDP IS SOMETHING WE MADE UP
ALMOST 100 YEARS AGO OR EVEN THE ADVENTURES SET A FEW THINGS. THEY SAID WE
SHOULD NEVER USE THIS AS A MEASUREMENT FOR NATIONAL
WELL-BEING. THIS IS THE INVENTOR OF GDP. HE SAID THIS IS TERRIBLE
FOR THE PATIENT. WE ARE FOLLOWING IT OFF A CLIFF. THE
OTHER THING HE SAID IS THAT WE SHOULD INCLUDE PARENTHOOD AND
MOTHERHOOD, IN PARTICULAR, IN THE MEASUREMENT BECAUSE IT HAS
SO MUCH VALUE. RIGHT NOW, MY WIFE IS AT HOME WITH HER TWO
YOUNG BOYS, ONE OF WHOM IS AUTISTIC. WHAT DID SHE GET PAID?
ZERO. WE KNOW THE WILL WORK SHE IS DOING AMONG THE MOST
CHALLENGING AND VITAL WORK IN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY, CERTAINLY
MUCH MORE VALUABLE THAN THE AVERAGE HEDGE FUND MANAGER’S
WORK. I WOULD TRADE PLACES WITH MY WIFE. RAISE YOUR HAND IF YOU
ARE A PARENT. I TRADE PLACES WITH MY WIFE FOR A DAY OR TWO
AND I WANT TO SAY, LET ME GET BACK TO RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT.
WE HAVE TO DO THIS AS FAST AS POSSIBLE
BECAUSE RIGHT NOW OUR ECONOMY IS EVOLVING IN FUNDAMENTAL WAYS. WE
HAVE TO TAKE THIS VISION AND BRING IT TO THE FAST TRACK AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. I
WILL, YOU HAVE THIS EXPERIENCE THAT YOU TAKE VERY SERIOUSLY.
YOU KNOW YOU HAVE THIS POWER. PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES COME AND
SHOW UP IN YOUR LIVING ROOM, ESSENTIALLY. I HAVE ONLY MET HIM
ONCE, I DON’T KNOW WHAT I THINK OF THAT YOUNG GUY. THE POWER IS
REAL. WE HAVE TO USE THAT POWER, TAKE
IT AND BRING THAT VISION TO THE REST OF THE COUNTRY THIS TIME.
IF YOU LOSE THIS OPPORTUNITY, YOU HAVE FOUR MORE YEARS OF YOUR
STORES CLOSING, A I GETTING SMARTER, STORE STARTING TO CLOSE
EARLY, YOU, IN SOME WAYS, OUR GROUND ZERO.
YOU HAVE SEEN IT ON YOUR MAINSTREAM, YOU WILL SEE IT ON
YOUR HIGHWAY SOON. IF I WERE TO NOT MAKE THIS CASE, WE WOULD
LOSE THIS OPPORTUNITY AND WE NEED TO MAKE THE MOST OF IT
RIGHT NOW. THIS IS A VISION. THIS IS A VISION OF THE TRICKLE
UP ECONOMY THAT WORKS FOR US, AN ECONOMY WE COULD BE PROUD TO
PASS ALONG TO OUR CHILDREN. THIS IS NOT LAST, THIS IS FORWARD. THAT IS HOW WE
WILL WIN THE WHOLE THING IN 2020. THANK YOU VERY MUCH, IOWA.
I LOVE YOU GUYS! THANK YOU! YOU ARE AMAZING! NOW WE WILL TAKE
SOME QUESTIONS BECAUSE THAT IS HOW WE RURAL. IF YOU SHOUT OUT A
QUESTION TO ME, I WILL REPEAT IT. WOMAN IN THE BACK. SHOUT IT
OUT. THANK YOU. LOOK AT THAT. WELL
DONE. THE QUESTION IS, HOW DO WE
ENSURE THAT THE CHURCH AND STATE STAY SEPARATED? THIS IS
SOMETHING THAT IS ENGRAVED IN OUR COUNTRY’S DNA FROM DAY ONE.
WE NEED TO KNOW THERE ARE MANY DIFFERENT WAYS TO WORSHIP IN
THIS COUNTRY. WE NEED TO HAVE THE GOVERNMENT AND PEOPLES FAITH BE INDEPENDENT
OF EACH OTHER. SPEAKING FOR MYSELF PERSONALLY, MY MARRIED A
CHRISTIAN WOMAN AND WE ARE BRINGING UP OUR BOYS IN THE
CHRISTIAN FAITH AND THAT HAS BEEN TREMENDOUS FOR FAMILY. I
KNOW THERE ARE MANY DIFFERENT WAYS PEOPLE GROW UP. THE
GOVERNMENT SHOULD NOT BE MAKING THOSE SORTS OF DECISIONS FOR
ANYBODY. >>[ APPLAUSE ]
>>ANOTHER QUESTION, YES, WITH THE GLASSES. HE IS ASKING, HOW CAN WE MAKE
SURE THAT WE KEEP THE REVENUE COMING IN? THERE WAS A PERSON UP HERE, I
THINK IT WAS YOU, SIR, WHO TALKED ABOUT HOW OUR DEFICITS
ARE RECOGNIZED. I HAVE BEEN A BUSINESSPERSON, I RAN A COMPANY
QUITE SUCCESSFULLY, WE HAVE A DEBT
PROBLEM AS A BUSINESS, YOU LOOK AT YOUR REVENUE AND EXPENSES.
RIGHT NOW, WE HAVE BOTH A REVENUE PROBLEM AND AN EXPENSE
PROBLEM IN THIS COUNTRY. THE REVENUE PROBLEM IS, FOR THE BIG
WINNERS OF THE 21ST-CENTURY ECONOMY, THEY ARE REALLY GOOD AT
COMING THROUGH IRELAND OR STOCK COMPENSATION, JUST TO GET THE
MONEY. WE NEED TO REFORM OUR TAX CODE SO WE GET OUR FAIR SHARE OF
EVERY ROOM FOR RIDE, EVERY GOOGLE SEARCH, EVERY AMAZON
SALE. THAT IS HUNDREDS OF BILLIONS OF
DOLLARS. ON THE EXPENSE SIDE, WE HAVE TO SPEND MORE WIDELY IN
SOME INSTANCES. ONE OF MY PLANS IS TO TAKE OUR MILITARY DEFENSE BUDGET AND MOVE IT TOWARD
INFRASTRUCTURE. THAT IS SOMETHING WE HAVE NEEDED FOR A
LONG TIME. IT WILL PRODUCE ECONOMIC VALUE AND A LOT OF THE
SAME SORT OF JOBS. THAT IS ONE WAY WE CAN BECOME MUCH MORE
EFFICIENT AS A COUNTRY IS BY TAKING RESOURCES FROM BOTH
SIDES. I THINK WE SHOULD HAVE THE IRS FILL OUT OUR TAXES FOR
US? WHY ARE WE KNOCKING OUR HIGHS OUT TRYING TO FIGURE OUT
OUR TAXES EVERY YEAR? THEY KNOW WHAT THEY ARE. THEY HAVE ALL THE
INFORMATION FROM THE PREVIOUS YEAR. YOU CAN DO SOMETHING
MEANINGFUL WITH YOUR DAY. I WOULD TURN TAX DAY INTO REVENUE DAY. I WOULD
MAKE IT A NATIONAL HOLIDAY. WE WOULD CELEBRATE THE FACT WE HAD
ANOTHER AWESOME YEAR WITH HUNDREDS OF BILLIONS OF NEW
REVENUE. WE WOULD HAVE A PARTY AND A NATIONAL PARTY. THE ROCK, TOM HANKS, THANK YOU
AMERICA, WE DID A FOR ONE MORE YEAR. HERE IS WHERE YOUR MONEY
WENT. THAT IS A KIND OF THING WE NEED TO DO IN THIS COUNTRY
INSTEAD OF TREATING US ALL WE ARE SOMEHOW SERVICE TO THE
STATE. NO . WE ARE THE OWNERS AND THE
SHAREHOLDERS AND DESERVE TO BE TREATED LIKE IT. THANK YOU VERY
MUCH, IOWA. THANK YOU! I APPRECIATE IT. HAPPY SIXTH
BIRTHDAY. I JUST WISH SOMEONE A HAPPY BIRTHDAY. WE ARE VERY
SUGGESTIBLE. THANK YOU ALL! I LOVE YOU, IOWA! CU IN SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER ON
THE DEBATE STAGE, THANKS TO YOU! THAT’S RIGHT! THANK YOU! THANK
YOU!

24 Comments on “WATCH LIVE: 2020 presidential candidates make their pitch at the Iowa State Fair”

  1. No more corporate funded politicians there’s only one candidate that only funded by the people and for the people is Bernie Sanders

  2. Americans need to wake up. The Democratic Party is nothing but a socialist party. Socialism only works until the working person's money runs out. They are for open borders, just slinging the doors wide open to welcome all illegals and drugs. If you, and your family works, supports themselves, and care about the future of your children, don't vote for any Democrat, they will destroy any future your children and grandchildren have!

  3. Today you have supporters of the president, Evangelical religions, bikers for Trump, and Wall Street on the same side. In these same times, you have people with tattoos showing off their independence to the flag. Today you also have a nationalistic relationship with the flag that some people believe is a spinoff of the Nazi era. The only thing that seems to be keeping the peace in all that is going on is fear. I have learned not all things remain the same so what happens when hate needs something else to blame. With all the guns people have today the last thing I would want to do is put a bulls-eye on my body. Maybe Donald Trump will stay president for the next 25 years although he would have to change the law to do that. If those Democratic criminals get put in office the last thing I want to be is a bald Republican with a tattoo. I hear tattoos are expensive to remove. This goes to all Republicans throughout the land the word is duck and cover. These words were meant for the dropping of the atom bomb not your backstabbing neighbor with a gun…. LOL

    PS. Don't take this seriously it was meant to be funny. This is just Donald Trump's way of thinking not the world. Who knows maybe Democrats really are not criminals just a little oversexed when sitting In the oval office taking it's meaning to literally.

  4. I want that in the United States held a trial about the word "homophobia."

    This word was coined in US universities associated with the US Democratic Party and Obama. For the manipulation of society and the elimination of political competitors.

    Homophobia against any person is a libel from which many US citizens suffered.

    For the court: a phobia word is a diagnosis of mental disorder, for this reason it is illogical for people with mental disorders to be punished with fines or prison.

    With the help of political pressure and their influence, the democratic party achieved that in Brazil and Switzerland people are imprisoned for "homophobia", while we understand that any phobia is a disease. If phobia is a disease, how can prison help? Fight against dissent? !!

    All involved in the creation of a lie about "Homophobia" should be held criminally responsible as fraudsters. Americans suffered from the corrupt Obama, who served the Bilderberg club.

    And so respectable court, I will continue. Ladies and gentlemen jurors, you are all a bit shocked of course by the fact that the former US president, a member of the Bilderberg club, Nobel Peace Prize winner Barack Obama who started the war in Syria and lost to the dictator Asad turned out to be a corrupt deceitful politician.

    Yes, it is, money rules the world, and Barack Obama turned out to be no exception.

    How to prove ?

    Let's ask defendant Barack Obama why he forgot about American homeless people, orphans, single mothers? Why do homosexuals matter?

    Because among homosexuals there are no unhappy people for a long time, among them there are millionaires and billionaires who pay money to corrupt politicians.

    Agree to the jurors, this is some sort of truth. Lobbying, lobbying, lobbying everything is well paid, party contributions, sponsors …

    What really is homosexuality? Everyone can answer this question for himself! Because there is a freedom of opinion, freedom of speech and democracy that allow you to do this. And here and now I am defending your rights to freedom of opinion, from cynical attackers.

    What is homophobia? This is a label that is hanged on a person, so that no one else will be noo friendly with them, that is, an attempt to provide an impression on a citizen through offensive labels on the scale of a state machine.

    How many of you can say that the Apostle Paul is "homophobic"?

    The apostle Paul tells us from the pages of the Bible that homosexuality is very bad.

    Do you believe the Apostle Paul ?

    Do you lay your hand on the Bible in court? The Apostle Paul speaks from the page of that very Bible to you. Read what is written there, it is written for you.

    Do you believe Barack Obama is getting money from the sponsors of their homosexual party ? What is to check, I ask the court to ask the defendant Barack Obama.

    How many homosexuals sponsor the US Democratic Party? What kind of sums in lobbying homosexuality ?

    And so we found that homophobia is a lie, a cynical lie. Let's see what Liberalism is.

    Communism Fascism Liberalism, I put in one row is not by chance.

    Liberalism promotes abortions among girls, liberalism defends the rights of a drug addict to drug use, liberalism deals with LGBT propaganda among young people. It is clear that liberalism is a crime against humanity.

    Defendant Barack Obama refused to answer all the questions posed.

    I am addressing these questions to Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, please invite them to the court to give testimony on the "homophobia" and all the senators of the US Democratic Party.

    I also want to ask them if they are considering a proposal for punitive medicine in the USA for all patients for "homophobia"? After all, any phobia is a clinical case.

    From the speech on the Internet

    Emperor Sergius (predicted by Iona of Odessa)

  5. Those trumpturds hate so much, hate immigrants, hate free education, hate taxing the rich, hate social programs, hate poor people, hate their own fat asses on the couch, eating thanks to food stamps after being laid off from a coal plant. Certainly, evil makes people stupid.

  6. I like Warren and Bernie, but I think Mayor Pete would actually do the best job of running the country and improving our future. Mayor Pete has my vote.

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