Last night CNN carried, in full, the speeches delivered by Senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, Governor John Kasich, former secretary of state Hillary Clinton and billionaire bozo Donald Trump. But for those voters tuning in to Fox News, CNN and MSNBC for information on the campaigns, here’s the speech they didn’t get to see:
Here’s a little bit of what the mainstream media apparently doesn’t want you to hear:
“This campaign is doing well because we are listening to the American people and not just wealthy campaign contributors. I am very proud that our campaign does not have a super PAC. We have received over five million individual campaign contributions. Anyone know what the average contribution is? That’s right: $27.
“Now my opponent raises money in a slightly different way. She has a super PAC, which, among other special interests, has received $15 million from Wall Street. She has received money from the drug companies and the fossil fuel industry. She has given speeches on Wall Street for $225,000 a pop. Now, to my mind, if you are going to give a speech for $225,000, it must be a really great speech. And if it is such a great speech, all of America should be able to read it.
“Our campaign is listening to senior citizens and disabled veterans. And here is a principle, a bedrock principle, of my campaign, and that is: We will be judged as a nation, not by how many millionaires and billionaires we have, but how we treat the weakest and most vulnerable among us. While we have seen in recent years a proliferation of millionaires and billionaires, we have millions of seniors and disabled vets trying to make it on $11– $12,000 a year [in] Social Security [benefits]. And you know what? No one can make it on $11– $12,000 a year [in] Social Security [benefits]. My Republican colleagues in the Senate, they want to cut Social Security, and they want to give huge tax breaks to billionaires. Well, I have some bad news for them: No, we are not going to cut Social Security. We are going to increase Social Security. No, we are not going to give tax breaks to Donald Trump and the other billionaires. In fact, they are going to start paying their fair share in taxes.
“This campaign is listening to the Latino community. And what the Latino community is telling me is they are tired of living in the shadows. They are tired of living in fear and being exploited. They want [and] I want comprehensive immigration reform, and a path toward citizenship. You know, my father came to this country at the age of 17 from Poland, so I know a little bit about the immigrant experience. And let me just say this: We got 11 million undocumented people living in this country. If the Congress does not do its job, I will use the executive powers of the presidency to do it for them. I do not want to see young people like Catherine look at the television and watch their parents arrested. I do not want to see families broken up. The function of immigration reform is to unite families, not divide them.
“And let me say this. I know that, in our country, not everybody agrees with my views on immigration reform, and that’s fine. We are a democracy; people have different points of view. But what is not acceptable, no matter what your point of view is, is to throw racist attacks against Mexicans. The reason that Donald Trump will never be elected president is the American people will not accept insults to Mexicans, Muslims or women. The American people will not accept a president who insults our veterans, or who several years ago led the so-called ‘Birther’ effort, which was an ugly, ugly attempt to undermine the legitimacy of the presidency of Barack Obama. Now, you can agree with the president, you can disagree — that’s democracy. But don’t tell me he is not the legitimate president of this country. And when we talk about racism in America, I always find it interesting: President Obama’s father was born in Kenya, my father was born in Poland, but nobody asks me for my birth certificate. And I kind of think maybe it has to do with the fact that my skin color is a little different than the president’s.”
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