Welcome to Breitbart News’s live updates of the 2016 election.
All times eastern.
[Quick: Who can recall the details of Clinton’s five-point plans?]
2:55: Clinton says “multimillionaires” need to be taxed more. She says it’s the “right thing to do” and “smart” for our economy.
2:52: Clinton says not every good job requires a four-year college degrees. She supports apprenticeship programs where people can “earn” while they “learn.” After railing against “wage theft,” Clinton says she supports an “exit tax” on corporations that try to move overseas.
2:50: Clinton mentions that black unemployment is twice as high as it was in the 1990s, but she doesn’t mention her support for amnesty legislation and the possible impact that may have or that it went up during Obama’s presidency. Clinton says she doesn’t support the Trans-Pacific Partnership, but she says it without much enthusiasm.
2:45: Clinton is making the Dem. argument that comprehensive amnesty legislation will be “smart” for our economy. Trump made the argument that Clinton can’t argue that she’s a friend of minority communities and working Americans when she is advocating for policies that will bring in massive numbers of workers who will take their jobs or lower their wages. Clinton shifts to “breaking the down the barriers” of “systemic racism” that are holding people back from fully participating in our economy.
2:40: Clinton now talks about five ambitious goals the federal government should adopt after saying economic benefits should be more “fairly distributed.” She speaks about making “college debt free for all.” She is now talking about the need for investments at home, something Trump has spoken about since the beginning when he has discussed America’s third-world airports and roads. Clinton wants to “build better” and connect every household to broadband by 2020. She wants a “cleaner and more resilient” power grid. She then advocates raising the national minimum wage.
2:38: While Trump made specific attacks against Clinton, Clinton is attacking corporations and making the same Dem. arguments against generic Republicans. That may work against generic, robotic candidates like Paul Ryan, but it is not likely to stick to Trump.
2:30: Clinton says it’s not an understatement to say Americans face a choice in November. She robotically slams Trump for spewing “reckless ideas.” Clinton says she’s here to offer an “alternative.” She says we need to make sure our economy works for everyone [Trump has a compelling case, though, that her immigration policies and past support for globalist trade deals have devastated the economy.]. Clinton now talking about her poll-tested five-step plan for growth.
2:28: Clinton says she has “double the grandmother clothes” and she says you don’t have to be a granddaughter of a Secretary of State to have every opportunity available in the country (sounding a bit like John Edwards in North Carolina).
2:25: In North Carolina, Clinton ready to respond to Trump:
11:56: Always the politician, Rubio slams “the prospect of a Trump presidency” while announcing his reelection bid. He goes out of his way to say some of Trump’s statements “about women and minorities” are “not just offensive but unacceptable.”
The prospect of a Trump presidency is also worrisome to me. It is no secret that I have significant disagreements with Donald Trump. His positions on many key issues are still unknown. And some of his statements, especially about women and minorities, I find not just offensive but unacceptable. If he is elected, we will need Senators willing to encourage him in the right direction, and if necessary, stand up to him. I’ve proven a willingness to do both.
Tony Lee: Trump needed to give this speech in front of a packed crowd in a city that has been devastated by bad trade deals. Second, Trump took a step forward but needs to keep improving as a candidate. Today, he often sounded like a Congressman at a hearing reading something that was written for him by career staffers. It didn’t feel like he viscerally owned the speech and its themes, which is something he needs to get down before the general public starts paying attention to the general election in a month. Third, Trump’s speeches never have a thread that binds everything together. Trump needs to show some vulnerability and talk about how he was underestimated and dismissed when he tried to get into New York’s real estate market from Brooklyn. He needs to then talk about some of his setbacks and then argue that America/Americans can roar back like he did.
11:37: The elite media tip their hand re: what may resonate with voters by their apoplectic reactions. David Gergen on CNN says Trump’s use of Clinton Cash to attack Clinton was “slanderous.” That overreaction tells you that Gergen knows those attacks may well stick in the general election.
11:35: CNN’s Margaret Hoover, one of the network’s establishment GOP pundits, shows how clueless she is when he says Paul Ryan may have hijacked Trump’s Teleprompter when speaking about Trump’s comments to revitalize the inner cities. There’s a huge difference. Trump is vowing to end amnesty and curb illegal immigration in order to help those in the inner cities get better jobs. He is vowing to make better trade deals to bring jobs back to the inner cities. He said he wants to use the funds dedicated to admitting more Syrian refugees to revitalize the inner cities. Paul Ryan’s “better way” plan for the inner cities is just a bunch of gobblyedgook from a person who has spent his whole life in the politics and still speaks like a career staffer adept at giving power point presentation.
11:28: Trump also vows to support our police and law enforcement because we can’t ever forget the “great job they do.” He also promises to appoint “great Supreme Court Justices.” Trump says parents will start dreaming big for their children again, including parents in our inner cities, when he becomes president. He says Americans are going to start believing in the future of our country and vows to make America “rich” and “safe” again.
11:25: Trump talks about bringing America back. He says massive factories will come back. Inner cities will be rebuilt. He says construction is what he knows and wages will be going up along with “new jobs, jobs, jobs.” Trump says Clinton’s open-borders policies will drive down wages and get rid of even more jobs.
11:20: Clinton can’t say she cares about African-Americans and Hispanics when she wants to bring in millions of workers to compete against them for jobs. Trump says he will change immigration rules to give unemployed Americans opportunities to get good jobs. He vows to stand up to countries that cheat us on trade. Trump also discusses tough ethics rules for the office of the Secretary of State. He says the one common theme in all of his reforms: “It will be America First.” Trump says Clinton’s message is “old and tired.” He says Clinton’s message is that “things can’t change” while his message is things have to change and this may be the only chance to do so. Trump says we need “real change” and “not Obama change.”
11:18: Trump reads a letter from a mother whose child was murdered by an illegal immigrant. Trump says Mrs. Mendoza wrote that “Hillary Clinton, who already has the blood of so many on her hands, is now announcing that she is willing to put each and every one of our lives in harms way. An open-door policy to criminals and terrorists to enter our country. Hillary is not concerned about you or I.” Mendoza believes Clinton needs to go to prison to pay for the crimes against our country. Trump adds that we could rebuild every inner city in America with the amount of money she intends to spend on admitting Muslim refugees.
11:17: Trump says immigration policy “national security is also immigration security and Hillary wants neither.” Trump says Clinton has put forward the “most radical” immigration platform in the history of the United States. He says Clinton wants massive amnesty and complete “open borders” due to lack of enforcement of immigration laws. He says the first victims of her radical policies will be poor African-American and Hispanic workers who need jobs.
11:15: Trump says America’s enemies probably have a “blackmail file” on Clinton, and that is why we can’t elect her to be president. Trump says her “deepest, darkest secrets” are probably in the hands of our enemies because her private server was probably hacked.
11:12: Trump, again citing Clinton Cash, points out that Clinton gave approval to transferring 20% of our Uranium to Russia for $125 million in donations to her Clinton Foundation. Trump also points out that Clinton took millions from countries that oppress women and gays and suggests she set up a private server to conceal her private dealings.
11:09: Trump: Clinton refuses to acknowledge the threat posed by radical Islam. He slams her for wanting a 500% increase in Syrian refugees while hundreds of immigrants and their children have been convicted of terrorism. Trump says he only wants to admit people who “share our values and love our people.” Trump says Clinton wants to bring in people who want women enslaved and gays put to death. He says Clinton “may be the most corrupt person ever to seek the presidency of the United States.”
11:06: Trump: Clinton has opened the “Pandora’s Box of radical Islam.” Trump says ISIS threatens us because of the decisions Clinton has made along with President Obama. He says ISIS also threatens peaceful Muslims across the world. Trump says Clinton’s bad judgment started with her decision to support the Iraq War and learned nothing from Iraq. Trump says Clinton “rushed us into war in Libya.” He says Clinton lacks the “judgment” and “temperament” to lead the country and should not be president “under any circumstances.”
11:03: Trump says Clinton’s foreign policy has “unleashed ISIS across the world.” Trump says Ambassador Stevens was left to die while Clinton was sleeping. Trump then blasts Clinton for lying about Benghazi. Trump says “it was a different world” before Clinton was sworn in and then “in four years, Sec. Clinton almost singlehandedly destabilized the entire Middle East.” Trump says thanks to Clinton, Iran is now the dominant power in the Middle East and on the road to nuclear weapons.
10:59: Trump says Clinton’s performance as Secretary of State was “disgraceful.” He also says China has taken billions and billions of dollars of our intellectual property while Clinton gave China our best jobs. Trump mentions Breitbart News Senior Editor-at-Large Peter Schweitzer’s Clinton Cash book and says Clinton gets rich while making you poor. Trump says Clinton “sold out” our country to Beijing and points out that Clinton has been one of the top proponents of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Trump says that Clinton is pretending to be against the deal and mention that she deleted a section from her book where she effusively supports the deal. Trump says that the government could find Clinton’s emails if it really wanted to. Trump says if Clinton is elected, she will adopt the Trans-Pacific Partnership and we will lose our “economic independence for good.” He says TPP will be worse than NAFTA. Trump says he wants trade deals that are great for the country and workers.
10:57: Trump says “we have to make America rich again.” Trump says our country will be great again when we start making its own products again and bring back its manufacturing base. Trump points out that one of the major bills that George Washington signed dealt with the encouragement and protection of manufacturing jobs. Trump also quotes Lincoln re: protecting the country’s manufacturing base.
[Why is Trump not giving this address in one of the areas impacted by NAFTA?]
10:56: Trump says Clinton thinks she’s “entitled” to the office. Trump says his response to Clinton’s “I’m with her” campaign slogan is “I’m with you, the American people.” Trump says Clinton thinks “it’s all about her.” Trump says the country lost its way when it stopped putting the American people first. Trump says we’ve got here because we went from “Americanism” to “globalism” all to the detriment to the American worker and the American economy. “This is not a rising tide that lifts all boats,” Trump says. “This is a wave of globalism that wipes out our middle class and our jobs along with it.”
10:55: Trump says the special interests “own” clinton. Trump says Clinton doesn’t have the “temperament” or the “judgment” to be president.
10:53: Trump says this election will decide whether we’re ruled by the people or the politicians. Trump promises to end the special interest monopoly in D.C. Trump says Clinton has “perfected the politics of personal profit and even theft.” He says Clinton ran the State Department like a “personal hedge fund” while doing favors for oppressive regimes in exchange for cash.
10:52: Trump, now defending his businesses, says he started off in Brooklyn with a “small” loan and now has an empire worth $10 billion. Trump says he is running for president to end the unfairness and put the American worker first. “We’re going to put America First, and we’re going to make America great again,” Trump says.
10:50: Trump calls Clinton a “world class liar.” Trump attacks Clinton for her “phony landing in Bosnia.” He says Brian Williams’s career was destroyed for saying much less.
10:48: Trump says we can’t fix a rigged system by counting on the same insiders who rigged it in the first place. Trump asks Sanders’s supporters to join his movement so “we can fix the system” together. “This includes fixing all of our disastrous trade deals,” Trump says. Trump says the “whole economy” is rigged in addition to the political system.
10:45: In New York (why is he not in a swing state like Ohio or at least Florida?), Trump says he is running for president to give back to the country that has been “so very good to me.” Trump says only he can fix the country’s problems like its crumbling infrastructure and bad trade policies.
10:15: Clinton in D.C. to meet with House Democrats: