Donald Trump: I'm okay with working with Cuba, but we should have made a much better deal. We should have made a much stronger deal. We had them in a position where we could have done much better. The deal is a neutral deal and it’s a deal that could have been much better. The concept of opening up is okay, but we should have made a much better deal, stronger deal. Yes?
Unidentified Speaker: Mr. Trump, you said the concept of global warming is created by China to make U.S. manufacturing (inaudible). Can you explain precisely how China created the concept of global warming?
Donald Trump: Well, I said that in a very sarcastic fashion. It’s helping China because China is doing very little about global warming, and this country has gone overboard. You saw what happened the other day with President Obama’s bill. It’s gonna put costs out of control and we have to compete with China, we have to compete with the rest of the world. And China loves what we’re doing on global warming that I can tell you. But you go over to China and see what their factories are doing. Their factories are doing absolutely nothing having to do with global warming and they won’t for many, many years. So China is making it impossible between their devaluations, which I was just talking about with somebody that really knows the subject, believe me. The devaluations and the whole thing with global warming China is making it impossible for our companies to compete. And we better get smart in this country and fast. Yes, ma'am.
Unidentified Speaker: Hey, Mr. Trump, Jeb, Governor Bush said this week that bringing down Saddam Hussein was a good deal. Do you agree with him? Do you think it was worth it?
Donald Trump: We spent tru- look was it worth it? We spent two trillion dollars in Iraq. We lost thousands of lives in Iraq. We have wounded warriors who I love all over this country, and beyond. Okay? Was it worth it? We have nothing, we have nothing over there. His brother made a horrible decision, and President Obama made a horrible decision the way he left. And when he left he should have taken the oil instead of giving it to ISIS and Iran. And you know who the primary the beneficiary of the oil is? China, China is taking out so much oil. And I said you shouldn’t have gone in, but once you went into Iraq you should have never in a million years you should have never just I mean, you go in, you never won. You never won, but what a mistake Iraq was. And I heard Jeb Bush talking about it. First of all, it took him five days before he could give an answer. And after the pollsters told him what to say he said it was bad. Now he’s trying to backtrack probably because his brother said hey wait a minute you’re killing me here you said it’s bad. That’s my legacy the Iraq war, the Iraq War is a disaster for the Bushes. That’s why the last thing we need is another Bush, believe me. Saddam Hussein instead of him you have ISIS. And instead of him you have Iran taking over. So you tell me, was it worth what we paid for? Yes, sir?
Unidentified Speaker: Mr. Trump, you said the U.S. Russian relations are destroyed. Unable to fix it...
Donald Trump: I said they’re terrible. Not destroyed, but they’re pretty well destroyed.
Unidentified Speaker: What do you...
Donald Trump: I think I would have a great relationship with Russia and with Putin. Yes.
Unidentified Speaker: Would you roll back sanctions against Russia and...
Donald Trump: It depends. It depends. They have to behave also.
Unidentified Speaker: And why do you think why do you think you would get along very well with Russia?
Donald Trump: I think I would get along very well with Putin. I know many of the people, I had a major event there two years ago in Moscow, as you know. It was a tremendous success. We had an amazing success, and I think I would get along very well with Putin. And I think I would get along with the leaders of the world very well. Many of them, not all of them, and the ones I don’t get along with they’re gonna have to pay. We have to make our country great again, and we’re not doing it. We’re going in the wrong direction, we’re going like this. Laughing stock, we’re a laughing stock all over the world. Okay. Yes, sir. Go ahead.
Unidentified Speaker: Mr. Trump, we’re in New Hampshire, a state with a major heroin problem.
Donald Trump: A:Yeah. New Hampshire has a huge heroin problem. I mean, per capita the biggest in the whole country. Nobody would know that, but New Hampshire has a huge heroin problem.
Unidentified Speaker: How do we solve it?
Donald Trump: Education, working hard, you have to get people to understand their problems. It starts probably with Oxycontin from what I'm hearing. And you have to educate and you have to do something very strong. But it does have a big problem, I’ve been hearing it from everybody. Bigger per capita than anyplace else. Yes, ma'am?
Unidentified Speaker: When are we going to start to see you roll out specific policies on...
Donald Trump: It will be very soon.
Unidentified Speaker: (Inaudible) jobs and how soon?
Donald Trump: I mean, I have some of the...
Unidentified Speaker: Weeks...
Donald Trump: Most brilliant people in the country working on tax, which I'm involved in very much because I understand the system very well, probably better than anybody that’s ever run for office if you want to know the truth. Because I am part of the system. But we have some amazing people working on immigration, so I would say over the next two or three weeks. Probably sometime during September. Okay?
Unidentified Speaker: Trump, aren’t you worried about what Putin has done over in Ukraine and (inaudible).
Donald Trump: So Ukraine is a problem, but at some point don’t you think that the countries of Europe should be a little bit involved than they are? We’re leading all these fights and Ukraine is a big problem. Germany is a very rich, powerful country. Germany, economically, tremendous power. Tremendous, unbelievable, unleashed economic power. Why isn’t Germany, do we have to lead every fight? So Ukraine is a problem and we should help them, but let Germany and other countries over there that are directly affected let them work it. We got enough problems in this country. We have to rebuild our country. China and other countries have drained us. China has created the greatest theft in the history of the United States. I mean, if you think about it it’s the greatest theft in the history of the United States the money they’ve taken out from us. It’s a one way street. So we have enough problems. Now, we back our folks and we back our friends, and we want them to straighten out Ukraine. And I want to see it straightened out also, but don’t you think maybe Germany and those countries directly affected should be fighting? I don’t it’s almost like they don’t even care. They don’t even care.
Unidentified Speaker: Do you still think you would get along with Mr. Putin?
Donald Trump: I think I would get along great with him.
Unidentified Speaker: (Inaudible).
Donald Trump: I think I would get along great with him. And I who knows? But I think I would get along great with him. The man, how are you?
Unidentified Speaker: Rand Paul just spent three days in New Hampshire, spent all of his time criticizing you.
Donald Trump: Well that’s because yeah, now Rand Paul you have to understand is a disaster in the polls. He’s a disaster on military and defense. He’s getting decimated by everybody. And other than giving him a lot of money for an eye center at his request, he asked me could I have money, I said absolutely because I thought it was worthwhile. But I gave him a lot of money for an eye center, which is very hypocritical when you think of it. But other than giving him a tremendous amount of money for his eye center, which I'm happy about frankly because I'm sure they do good work I hope they do good work, he is doing so badly that he figured he has to go out and attack Trump because I'm leading by a lot everywhere. And I don’t mind. I think he’s, he’s never gonna make it.
Never gonna make can’t make it. Got the wrong message. I mean, this is not a time to be weak on defense. Okay? And I'm the opposite. I want to make our military so strong, so powerful, so great that nobody is gonna mess with us and I want to take care of our vets who are treated like third class citizens. You know, two weeks ago on Wednesday our vets, as you know and you probably reported on it because you have a big problem here with vets that are not taken care of properly, our vets had the longest wait in the history of the VA. Waiting for doctors in rooms. They’ll wait four, five, six days, and in one case they waited five days and the doctor said sorry I'm going on vacation now. So our politicians all talk no action. They’re all the same. Our politicians have let the vets down. Rand Paul has let the vets down. He’s let the vets down. So but Rand Paul, you know, I don’t blame him. He’s doing so poorly in the polls so he attacks the person that’s run you know I’ve hey look, I’ve been attacked now by Perry of Texas, and he went bing like a rocket ship except in the wrong direction.
I was attacked by Lindsey Graham and he had two points, now he has zero. Now Rand Paul has very few points but I think he’s going down, too. And I’ll say one further thing about Rand Paul, then let’s not waste a lot of time. But Rand Paul is using the people of Kentucky. Either run for Senate and do a good job, or run for President. You don’t run for President and by the way if I don’t make it I’ll become your senator reluctantly. If I were somebody, a good strong Republican from Kentucky I would run against him in a heartbeat and you would win. Because the people of Kentucky are being used by Rand Paul. Now think of it, they’re saying oh, if he doesn’t make it we’ll take him. That’s not the way it works. The people of Kentucky should get a senator that wants to represent them, not a senator where it’s a backup plan. So I was in Kentucky I would run against him, and believe me I would win. Yes, hi. Yes?
Unidentified Speaker: Mr. Trump, I understand that you care a lot about veterans.
Donald Trump: I do. A lot.
Unidentified Speaker: I'm glad about that. I work as a veteran’s claims advocate...
Donald Trump: Good.
Unidentified Speaker: (inaudible) veterans. The problem I have helping them is that it takes over three years to process one claim.
Donald Trump: Unbelievable. You hear that? It takes over three years to process one veteran’s claim.
Unidentified Speaker: Yeah. And my question to you is do you think the VA has run out of money to help them because it’s been allocated...
Donald Trump: No I think they’ve run out of competence. They have incompetent people running it and it starts with our senators and our congressmen and our President. And I run things properly. What I run, runs properly. One of the things I will do is take care of our veterans.
Unidentified Speaker: Mr. Trump?
Donald Trump: They’ll it’s gonna be very important. When, you know, you’re a perfect example when you say three years to process a claim that should take 24 hours. Yes, ma'am?
Unidentified Speaker: Mr. Trump, on a lighter note Boston Mayor, Marty Walsh, is challenging you to the ice bucket challenge. Is that something you will do?
Donald Trump: Look, he’s a clown. Marty Walsh, I don’t even know who he is. This guy Marty Walsh he spends all this time and effort and money on an Olympic bid, and then he goes out and, you know, he’s talking about ice bucket challenges. Get a real mayor. You know, he came out and he was strongly against when we had the original problem with, as you know, when I was totally misquoted. Now everybody is apologized to me. Illegal immigration, he said well I don’t like Trump’s statements. Now everybody is apologized because I turned out to be right. And you’ve had massive crime. You had beautiful Kate in San Francisco and so many others, even three days ago a 63-year-old woman, in fact 66-year-old woman was raped, sodomized, and tortured by an illegal immigrant, and they caught him. And it’s just disgraceful what’s going on. So I brought up, and I'm so proud of it, I brought up, and I took a lot of heat that first week, week-and-a-half. A lot of heat, they called it incoming from you people, incoming. Now so many people have apologized to me and it’s become a mainstay of everybody’s campaign. The problem is they don’t know what to do about it. I do. I know how to solve the problem. And it starts with building a wall. Believe me. Okay, yes, sir?
Unidentified Speaker: (Inaudible) said that some of your recent comments were reprehensible to some women, speaking of...
Donald Trump: I don’t think he said that. No. I don’t think he said that. Let me tell you something. Jeb Bush said that on women’s health issues that he won’t fund them, that when he he apologized he (phone rings). You okay? Jeb Bush said that on women’s health issues he won’t fund them. (Phone rings). Whose phone is that? You ready? Third time, ready? Jeb Bush said that on women’s health issues he won’t fund them. Then he said oh I misspoke I'm so sorry. I cherish women. Women will be taken care of better with a President Trump than anybody else Republican or Democrat anybody else. And, you know, you can look at my company. I have many women executives. They make in many cases more money, because the second question how many do you have many. And I'm going to be introducing them over a period of time, too. They’re unbelievable executives, and they’re paid almost I think they’re paid more. We’re looking into it, we’re studying it right now. But they get paid more, they’re phenomenal. They’re incredibly talented. And even years ago in charge of major construction projects I’ve had women in charge, which years ago was unheard of. So I’ve been way out in front and Governor Baker should only dream about doing for women what I’ve done and what I will do. But on the women’s health issue I will there will be nobody better than Donald Trump.
Unidentified Speaker: What does that mean? Does that mean more funding or, I mean...
Donald Trump: It might be more. It’s you know what it means? Whatever it takes. That’s what it means, whatever it takes. Yes, ma'am?
Unidentified Speaker: Bernie Sanders has gained some traction on over the...
Donald Trump: Bernie Sanders has gained a lot of traction.
Unidentified Speaker: In New Hampshire. What do you think that says about what voters are looking for when (inaudible)...
Donald Trump: Well, they’re looking for real change. You know, Obama said they’re looking for change and look what we got. We got change. But they’re looking for something different than what they have. And, you know, Bernie Sanders is not going to end up being the standard, but certainly he and I are getting by far the biggest crowds. I mean, look at the crowd tonight. Other people have 51 people, 54 people, we have 2,500 people and 1,000 people or more than that are standing outside listening to microphones. So and loud speakers, so we have, you know, we’ve had tremendous we’ve had tremendous crowds. I had 15,000 in Phoenix. We’ve had, you know, every crowd is a record crowd. Every crowd is totally sold out. And he’s done the same thing on the other side with a very different philosophy to put it mildly.
Unidentified Speaker: Mr. Trump, Rand Paul has come out with this add that sort of strings together comments about you supporting...
Donald Trump: Yeah.
Unidentified Speaker: Can you tell us (inaudible) supporting Hillary Clinton. I mean, how concerned you said your positions have evolved, but how concerned are you that people are gonna...
Donald Trump: I don’t think so. Look, I built a net worth of more than 10 billion dollars. I’ve been a world class businessman. All over the world I build. I have some of the great assets of the world, and that’s you think and I don’t say that in a braggadocios way. That’s the thinking that our country needs to take our jobs back from China, and Japan, and Mexico, and cleanup the border by the way speaking of Mexico. But that’s the kind of thinking we need to take back our jobs, bring back our money, bring back our manufacturing. You take a look at China what they’ve done. They’ve taken our money, our jobs, our base, our manufacturing, and we owe them 1.4 trillion dollars. That’s like a magic act. They’ve taken everything and we owe them money. You know, we owe right now China 1.4 trillion dollars. I'm telling you it’s like a magic act. How do they do they get everything and we owe them money, not the other way around. Because we’re led by people that don’t have a clue. Honestly, I think we’re led by stupid people. I don’t think they’re bad people. You know, it used to be they said it’s so bad it has to be that they’re bad people.
I actually don’t think I think they’re very stupid people. Our leaders don’t have a clue. They’re incompetent, and China is a great example. I met with Carl Icahn, one of the great business people. And I had dinner with him two nights ago, and I said Carl, if I do this I'm gonna put you in charge of China and I'm gonna add in Japan. And you know what everything is gonna be just fine for us. Gonna be just fine. We have people negotiating for us that don’t have they have no idea what they’re doing. They’re not even business people. And remember this, Bush and Hillary and all these people they have a lot of money. They raised a lot of money from my friends. I used to be one of them. I contribute to everybody, and they’re always there for me. But that’s not good for the country, that’s not good as a system. But Jeb has raised 114 million dollars approximately, everybody that puts money up for Jeb Bush it’s like he’s a puppet.
He’s totally controlled by these people. Jeb Bush is controlled by the people that put up the money, and so are the other candidates. I'm, I don’t want money from people. Other than small donations, because I have so many people writing a one woman sent $7 another one sent 20. I love that where they invest in my campaign they invest. I don’t want that for the money, I want that because psychologically I think it’s great. But Jeb Bush has 114 million dollars. What’s he gonna do with it? He’ll start hitting me with ads I guess, you know, at some point he’s got to because he’s going down the tubes. The guy is going down the tubes. There’s no energy. So when Jeb and Hillary and all of these other candidates start spending money remember this. That money was given by people that have total control over them. And those people, many of whom I know very well, they don’t care about him, they don’t care about the color of his hair, they don’t care anything about him. And they don’t care about the country in many cases. They only want whatever they want, and they’ll get plenty. Yes, sir?
Unidentified Speaker: Many of the people who have...
Unidentified Speaker: (Inaudible) finance report?
Unidentified Speaker: Many of the people who have contributed we don’t know...
Unidentified Speaker: Well, tell me about that.
Unidentified Speaker: Who they are. Would you call on Jeb Bush to have his party release the names of the donor?
Donald Trump: They should release the names of the donors. I think we should be much more open talking about campaign finance. I think we should be much more open. If somebody contributes a lot of money we should know who those people are.
Unidentified Speaker: What about Citizens United? Did you think that was a bad decision? Did you agree with that?
Donald Trump: Well, it’s not a great decision for me, and they’re friends of mine, David Bossie. They’re friends of mine because I'm putting up my own money. So here you have other people putting up money into other campaigns where they’ll have total control, 100 percent, Katie, they will have control of those people that are running for office. One of the reasons I’ve done so well in the polls is because everyone knows I'm not gonna be controlled. I'm gonna do what’s right for the country. No lobbyist I have all these lobbyist I know them all. I’ve hired many of them over the years, they’re very good. But when they give a million dollars or five million dollars to Jeb Bush they have total control over him. He will do like a puppet whatever they say. With me there’s none of that.
Unidentified Speaker: So would you push your legislation to change that ruling?
Donald Trump: I love the idea of campaign finance reform. And one of the things you should do is everybody should be known. If somebody gives a million or two million or five million it should be known. And I will tell you this nonsense with PACs where they have millions of dollars raised a 100 million dollars raised. And they don’t coordinate with the other people. I mean, Bush puts his best friend in there. They don’t talk. You’re not allowed to talk. Do you really believe that that doesn’t happen? Okay. They’re not allowed to talk okay. They play golf on Saturday, but they don’t talk about the 100 million or where they’re gonna invest. Come on, we’re not babies. It’s a shame, it’s a disgrace. And what I would like to see is if you put money up you can put money into either or both do whatever you want, but there has to be transparency. You have to know where the money is coming from.
Unidentified Speaker: A limit?
Donald Trump: And that would help. A limit is okay. I mean...
Unidentified Speaker: You said that (inaudible) woman as a Vice President. What women do you have in mind?
Donald Trump: I would love to have I think the concept of a woman running with me would be fabulous. Too soon to say.
Unidentified Speaker: Carly Fiorna?.
Donald Trump: It’s too soon to say.
Unidentified Speaker: What is your opinion of Al Gore and (inaudible)?
Donald Trump: Well I think they they’ll be probably involved at some point because there’s a lot of pressure on Hillary right now. It’s been brutal. It’s been brutal for Hillary. And I think at some point she’s perhaps not gonna be able to run. She’s gonna have to end her campaign. That seems to be the thinking by so many, and I was saying that two months ago and everyone thought what are you, you know, not right. But it looks to me like what they’ve done this is top secret stuff. Look, General Petraeus his life was destroyed with a tiny fraction of what she’s done. So it’s very unfair to him if they’re gonna destroy him over doing by comparison nothing, I don’t see how she can run. I think she’s got much bigger problems than running for office. Yes, ma'am?
Unidentified Speaker: You talk about...
Donald Trump: Corey, how much longer?
Unidentified Speaker: Last question, sir.
Donald Trump: Okay. Last question. We’ll do two more questions. Go ahead.
Unidentified Speaker: What you were saying about giving these donations is bad for the country. Does that mean when you were giving these donations to politicians you were doing something bad for the country?
Donald Trump: No I don’t think donations when people who don’t know who’s donating are good. I think the concept of donations should be people should know who they are and who’s contributing. I would rather see that.
Unidentified Speaker: So do you regret that...
Donald Trump: Don’t forget while I'm friends with Citizens United and I like them and I like David Bossie who is the head of it all. I love him, I think he’s a great guy. But to me that doesn’t help me because I'm spending my own money. Okay? So on a personal basis I don’t love it. I think there should be better transparency, and I think when the money comes in you should be able to use the money to do what you want. Because that’s what they do anyway. Everybody does it unfortunately, not us because I'm not doing it, but these candidates are doing it illegally. Because they’re telling the people that are running the PACs exactly what to do. And if anybody thinks they’re not they’re children.
Unidentified Speaker: Are you looking forward to jury duty?
Unidentified Speaker: Are you going to the Iowa State Fair next week?
Donald Trump: I’ll be yeah I’ll be doing jury duty. Can you believe I’ll be doing jury duty on Monday morning. I knew you would ask me that question, Katie. I will be doing jury duty on Monday morning in New York City.
Unidentified Speaker: (Inaudible) court or district court?
Donald Trump: I don’t know. It’s one of the courts.
Unidentified Speaker: Okay.
Unidentified Speaker: Are you looking forward to it?
Donald Trump: Yeah. I'm looking forward to it. I think it’s fine.
Unidentified Speaker: Mr. Trump, do we have any specifics on policy? Why not have that stuff rolled out?
Donald Trump: It’s gonna be rolled out soon. Thank you very much. I will see you.
Unidentified Speaker: Are you still going to give free helicopter rides?
Donald Trump: I don’t know are we giving helicopter rides? I think so. I hope so, to the kids.
Unidentified Speaker: At the fair tomorrow?
Unidentified Speaker: Who is this race going to be between in the end? Who will this...
Donald Trump: Well, I don’t think it’s gonna be Hillary, but we’re gonna find out pretty soon. Okay? Thank you.