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astray. say hi to teddy kennedy and hitler when you get there. end quote. that's a nice one. ♪... tempore providing educational resources the kids were not receiving their classrooms. the young conservatives movement promotes the idea that limited government free to present a
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strong national -- for the next generation. young america programs are shaped in great part by the leading conservatives to give their time talented resources. our guest is one such key leader who has played a critical role in our program for nearly three decades. the speaker of the u.s. house of representatives newt gingrich has been a longtime ally of regularly addressing her programs and conferences during his time during and after his time in congress. speaker gingrich supports our center in santa barbara california and along with his wife found one of their many documentaries ronald reagan rendezvoused to destiny. we honored to have him here for the very first time at young america foundation's national headquarters. it's no surprise as speaker gingrich understands importance of educating young people with the principles that make america great. prior to his career in public
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service he taught history and environmental studies at western college. the congressmen once said newt gingrich is a teacher who did not stop teaching when he left campus. first in congress in 1970 t. represent the sixth district of congress for 20 years and was elected a speaker in the house where he served until 1999. in his first speech as speaker newt gingrich told the young audience he felt compelled to public service at an early age noting some people have to be willing to dedicate their lives to our freedom and our people. i have an obligation to do my share of the job and what a job he did. speaker gingrich is well-known to -- casting a majority in u.s. house of representatives for the first time in four decades. under his leadership time is past the first balanced budget in a generation and the first tax cut in 16 years.
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as he rose to leadership in congress remain committed to inspiring and educating young people and audiences throughout the 1990s. in 1997 he held a press conference in front of students on capitol hill covered every major news network and cast live on c-span. speaker gingrich launched the center for information 2003 and served as chairman of american solutions and tell us .12 presidential bid. his mother he has published 36 books including the teen fiction and nonfiction "new york times" bestsellers in his latest book "trump's america." today he's a "fox news" contributor to "time" magazine and naming newt gingrich manner the 1975 said leaders make it possible. newt gingrich a long stick category of success. at young america foundation we wholeheartedly agree. please join me in welcoming the previous speaker of the house of
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representatives, newt gingrich. [applause] >> thank you very much'm glad you were here. she is also an intern with us and we are delighted to have him here today to cover the things that we talk about. i am delighted i have a chance to talk with you. i think young america's foundation is a very important role. let me ask you a question. those of you who are students at the present time how many of you would say there is a liberal bias on your campus? is there anybody here who would say there is not a liberal bias? it's a great school. i really like that school.
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>> that's the largest school i've heard. thatreat. i think anybody watching this will have some sense of what this is all about a wide young america's foundation matters. part of the reason i wrote "trump's america" is that we are in a long-term struggle that is literally a cultural civil war and those of you who are right down the middle of classes how many have a professor who if you gave up a directly conservative answer on your test would give you a lower grade? raise your hand if you have professors who would literally mark you down for giving the wrong answer by definition. i think if you look at the news media is an outsource at the university so as the universities became more liberal the news media followed that pattern and that's why we have the news media we have today.
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i will include the posted group also. how many of you on election day in 2016 thought hillary would probably win. just raise your hand. this is a conservative audience and yet 90% of hands went up to tell many of you are confident the trump woodwind? three of you. so i'm going to start mrs. part of why i wrote "trump's america" i had written last year a book called understanding trump which really was because he is so different. there were also to people who came up to me and said i don't understand what he's doing and i don't understand why he does it. that weather pretty well and it's just very relevant because
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a larger part of who he is hasn't changed but i realized as i watch what's going on it is in trump the personality with things that are happening in america. you have to look at the larger picture of the america that trump is present up in order to fully understand the trump presidency and that's what counts america's different that i have a theory about why the left is so -- think about all of your friends who add about 8:00 on election evening were about to pop the champagne. somebody was going to break the glass ceiling and we were going to get a left-wing supreme court justice. we would have policies on the left and they were going to raise taxes. life was good. two hours later and some of you may have lived through this and
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seen it in whatever room you are in that night two hours later they are suddenly staring at something beginning to realize not only is she not going to be president but that means that donald j. trump is going to be president. i believe what happened was h. romantic event comparable to a psychosis that the intensity and speed up the change was so great that most liberals today suffer from apolitical variants of ptsd. and the part of trump's genius is he tweets every morning. so these people who go to bed and they spent the night trying not to think of the nightmare that is occurring and they wake up in the morning and they are about to begin a happy new day and they see a trump's tweet and they suddenly realize oh my gosh
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he still president. they can't get over it. it's like watching groundhog day is a political film. it does come back to it again and again that that's a big part of why you have this extraordinary level of anger. it's one thing to say we are political or ideological appoint -- opponents. there's a deep personal part of this and it's because almost like in the middle ages he has usurped the kingship and we have a usurper sitting in the white house and it shouldn't be that legitimate. trump of course ignores all of that and what people don't appreciate about him is trump grew up in the new york media market which is the toughest nastiest most competitive media market in the country. trump learned by 1985 or so that he would get coverage every day. and trump likes coverage. he has spent the last 33 years fighting.
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when people say is he going to get worn-out? he wakes up in the mning looking for a fight that he enjoys it. th's part of why we have this noise level appear. under the noise level very huge things happening in a couple of examples that are obvious. we now have the lowest black unemployment rate in american history. you would think the liberals at a thrill because after all in a group who they express deep concern for there more job opportunities than ever. two days ago there was a report that came out that said there are now more vacancies than there are people looking for work. you would think that is good. the federal reserve of atlanta estimates that this quarter the economy is growing at 4:00 .8%. that happens that's not only more than twice as fast as ever
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under obama but that goes back into the reagan range. part of that and i was speaking to steedman with the heritage foundation a very good professional economists who said the size of the investment structure is coming down the road. the number of companies that are now investing is stunning. i was at canadian firm two weeks ago they said virtually every company in canada is looking at moving people the united states because the new tax code makes us the most competitive country in the world. it's better off tax ways to be here than anywhere else in the world which is an enormous shift which means you will see a huge amount of money coming into the u.s. to build tractors and create jobs. the same time you have the deregulation process. the trump team has cut red tape more than all the other presidents since world war ii
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combined. what does that do? it liberates businesses to invest more. we are seeing the economy start to take off before the tax cuts because the deregulation process was sending signals that said you ought to increase your business and hire more people into more things. government is not going to harass you and try to put you out of business. so there were all these changes but the book is not called trump's government. called trump's america and the reason for that is there a very interesting things happening outside of government that are actually going to compel change. my favorite, we have a whole chapter on space. i really have a passion about space. it is in fact i think their future. i'm curious how many of you would be interested if there was an opportunity to go into space, somebody who would be willing to
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do it. just raise your hand. i'm curious. we lose 15 people a year in yosemite hiking on these various trails and there are 200 people now on mt. everest who are frozen and they can't get off. climbing mt. everest is dangerous and yet every year people show up. that's a people show up in yosemite but people also show up in -- we are at opening stages of moving from space which is a very rare thing done by a very small number of very specialized people to space as his own pioneering and colonization. again a large part of it and this is where trump as a mantra for nora fits in but it's not government per se. there's a book called space there and that i recommend of course after you finish reading "trump's america." it takes four william ayers and
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we are not adjusting to the fact that there are people on this planet who are wealthy enough to be the equivalent of a country. they have that many assets so the most from roll space there in ran america. he is a firm called virgin galactic. they have sent a spaceship and it has now successfully completed two flights and it's designed to take six passengers and a pilot and copilot up to 60 miles which is literally at the edge of space. he would write up and spend 15 minutes the weightless and take pictures from 60 miles up. he has put a fair amount of money into this thing. he adds hundreds of people who would put down $250,000 to reserve a seat on one of these flights. the second person is doing that
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is paul allen. paul allen is the co-founder of microsoft. allen decided to go totally in. he is building the largest airplane in the world, basic wave to, 747s that are joined together in the middle and it's designed for carrier rocket up to 50000 feet and then launch it his goal is to make going into space about the same convenience as giving on an airliner. you would recall up and sad like to go up on thursday 2:00. he wouldn't have to go through training and you wouldn't go to houston. again that's an airspace example. the other example is elon musk was a south african who is an american who invented tesla and all sorts of things.
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one of his projects is called spacex. he says openly and publicly his goal was to colonize mars. which again is buried different from a massive model. he is talking about lots of people like us showing up one morning as pioneers. he figured out early on the biggest single problem was caused in the biggest problem of cost was simple. he used rockets once. imagine if every time you took off in an airplane it was the only fly that airplane would make how expensive commercial flying would be. of course you reduce costs dramatically so he has been designing his rockets so that they will take off and then return. some of you may have seen the youtube video of the two rockets at look like a valet. they come back down parallel to
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each other and land in his goal is to have every rocket used at least 10 times. he will take at least 40% out of the cost. suddenly you have a different cost structure. you have different opportunities. the person who is the real example of the wright brothers and henry ford is just these those. bezos has been a space fanatic since he was 12 years old. he got rich for the purpose of going into space. amazon worked better than expected away and now he is the wealthiest man in the world thinks the president. i sat with bezos a couple of months ago. he wrote a personal check for a billion dollars every year. no federal hearings, no government regulations, no congressional investigations. he hires engineers. no long-term planning and none of the massive bureaucracy.
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by the next year the year after they would have a rocket called the john glenn which is a heavy-lift rocket which is reusable which will literally put 5500 pounds into space and then the rocket will come back down and get refueled and take another 5500 pounds into space. the goal was to do it every day. one flight per day per rocket. this is a revolution. the reason i use this example is it's happening around the government, not because of the government. nasa provides certain facilities and nasa has a long track record but the truth is these entrepreneurs are just doing it. they are not asking permission. they have varying levels of government support. this is what you see happening everywhere. as a firm you can look up called
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audacity. it's an on line lrning system that was invented by the guy sebastian from who invented the google self-driving car. and he invented google earth view and taught at stanford and offered a course on advanced computing and offered at on line he had 400 students who are registered at stanford in 83,000 people who signed up on line. it made the stanford faculty. mad because they were paid tuition. considerable number of them finish the course. when he did the final the top stanford student was number 400 and the final exam. there were 399 of the people on line who did better and he said
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he had the sobering realization that as much as he liked his lectures they weren't the most effective way to live. the most effective way is to have a relationship where you ask a computer over and over again didn't get it because the computer never got bored. it's very hard to ask a professor three of three, four, five times the same question. begin intimidate yourself. you are not willing to put the computer doesn't care. he wanted to go out and experiment so he built you destiny which is an on line learning system and found the california faculty hated it because it was a threat. i once wrote a look in the subtitle was pioneers of the future prison guards at the pass. whoever was the last cycle
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doesn't get all that excited when the next cycle starts. he had the courage and they literally said you could not offer it in the california system so we said fine and not even going to try to get a credit in the started contracts in places like google, apple, amazon facebook and if you take his courses and you pass them for the purpose of hiring you they are certified by those companies. they have discovered an amazing number of people say let me get this straight, i can get a normal i.d. -- degree. it's an example the beginning of the future. we are going to go through artificial intelligence or robotics we are going to have so many jobs where people need to be reeducated. we need to think of new and creative and better ways of
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learning so people can continuously upgrade their marketable skills. otherwise the system doesn't work. from my perspective you see lots of changes coming down the road. there are 90 drugs dealing with alzheimer's. 90 different efforts to develop something. alzheimer's is the biggest public health problem, $20 trillion the equivalent of the national debt so it's a huge area. a very serious effort is underway to develop a non-addictive painkiller t replace all of the opioids by having a painkiller that was effective in head nod diction and it will probably come on line in two or three years because we have a good understanding of the biology. i look around and i see all of these opportunities and then you see the left. the let's goal is control,
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whether it is a government-run health system of government-run school system. old down the whole list and the world i am describing is not a happy fun exciting optimistic world. to terrifying world. what if people could just go out and be happy and what if they didn't need to bureaucracy? what if they could go out and find a job and they didn't have to have somebody improve. in this sense the whole trump in world view of can we grow fast enough create enough good jobs build a big enough system is really very threatening if you are on the left. secondly the idea of making america great again by applying it to everyone so that you end up with any american of any background having an opportunity to pursue happiness which violates the let's model which
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is we should not considered as individuals. all of you should be wrote them into groups and we should then decide what group they belonged to and which group we should be mad at. it's a real model of divisiveness and a real model of taking the country apart and not putting the country back together. those two will be very impressive. texas the polls is came out last week. senator -- is carrying the latino vote against the democrat. the governor is tied with the latino vote. it's a much higher vote than they would have gotten four years ago. the lowest black unemployment rate in history, people talk to each other and they start saying jay what if this is working? maybe it's a good idea. there a lot of things going on that really represent a profound change. let me talk about one last area
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which is my focus and that is understanding tru and the trade department. i think it's very funny that the europeans and canadians and i have no idea how the meeting is going to go but they have decided at the g7 that they are going to gang up on trump. that's funny first of all because the fastest-growing economy in the g7. this happened to reagan by the way. when the reagan went to his first meeting with all these guys they basically treated them like this kid who didn't know what he was doing and he just sat on the corner. he came back two years later and we had the fastest-growing economy in the world and suddenly heated then at center stage. the fastest-growing economy by a big margin in the states. you might think the leaders might say gee donald would be doing right? instead they are mad at him
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because he pulled out of the paris agreement on the environment and pulled out of the iranian agreement and the senate terra four. trudeau and macron both picked a fight with him and he came right back at them. he pointed out her example that the canadians have 147% tariff and when you want to pick a fight and first of all the canadian economy depends on those very heavily. in the case of macron the economy still underperforms. macron who in some ways is a lot like trump. and macron has tried very hard to reform france and is having a hard time doing it. the truth is the french people aren't -- and they have a very long history of the railroad
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workers striking two days a week for months just to send a signal that we are not happy. imagine the chaos that they are not necessarily the people who decided to lecture us on the economy. in addition trump did something very profound. from world war ii until 2016 we used the american economy to prop up -- so need your help somehow you got a good deal. for a very long time it made perfect sense because the soviet union was our major competitor and two because when they came out of world war ii we were half the world's economy. remember everybody else had done bombed and we were the one country that had not suffered any civilian war pandemic so we were huge portion of the world and we could afford to be generous. over the last 25 years that has
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all disappeared. we have agreed to work with the chinese and to let them into the world trade organization with the hopes that they would become part of a rules-based modern system. the director of national intelligence under obama not under trump said two years ago the chinese stole $460 billion in intellectual property in one year. that's more than our total sales in china. trump is taking the position that we are going to defend that intellectual property. that's going to lead to friction. he's taken the position that if they put a 2.5% tariffs on cars th chinese put a tariffs on cars. we are not going to play a game where you charge 10 times as much as we do. that's going to lead to friction.
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people need to understand this but if you have an american president who puts america first instead of putting some kind of fake world global system first that can create tension first because it's a huge change and second because as the biggest country in the world we put ourselves first where formidable even the chinese as much as they have grown cannot possibly compete with us in a head-to-head contest. they might be able to and 30, 40 or 50 years but they can't right now. they are going to catch up. these are the kinds of changes that are underway that are amazing. trump and you understand a lot more about trump and "trump's america". trump has a belief in his ability to learn and his ability to negotiate. one of the things that i think people say makes him different
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he listens to everybody. when he was in saudi arabia the king of saudi arabia was with him every single day for three days and every time they were in public the king of saudi arabia was next to them andhe were talking. it's not just transactional, did you have a nice desert yesterday he does this all day everyday. he picks people's brains. he listens to them in ways where they'll still be talking about watching how you react in feeding back information. that worked and that didn't work and that strong and that's not drawn. the traditional model which is i wonder what we should do about x leaving 25 really bright staffers three from the brookings institution and three from the young america's foundation fighting over the
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paper for seven weeks and finally da'ish his answers i think i will call the presence of three in the prime minister japan and see how it feels. the volume of information he takes him is astonishing. his willingness to be tough. this is not a guy who is afraid. it's not necessarily his courage. john paul ii is to say be not afraid. didn't say have courage. trump operates a lot like that. i have no idea what's going to happen in singapore but i think it's possible that they love a very successful meeting. i think it's also possible that morning about at this time they will walk out. that's a range of options. we did a movie that was mentioned earlier shots at the ranch about the life of from
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oregon. we went to iceland and it was his little house where reagan and her child met in 1987. it's this great scene we had in the movie straight out of the news real where reagan was holding out for missile defense. gorbachev was at him on everything. we can have arms limitations and we can have this treaty or that treaty but you have to give up your missile tests. reagan kept saying no, not doing it. gorbachev said that we are not going to give you anything. reagan said well, then that's fine. we are not doing that. they walk outside and there's racing where reagan who was not normally this aggressive is literally in gorbachev's face and saying you did this.
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you made a mistake. you screwed up. you are going to regret this. it's clear that reagan is really angry. i was in congress at the time about the sophisticated people came back and said this is a terrible mistake. he is such a good deal. six months later gorbachev came to washington and gave reagan every single thing you wanted. trump understands that model. the most powerful nation the world and you were the one applying sanctions and bring economic pressure to bear. you actually don't have to say yes. so be very interesting to see how he negotiates with kim jong un next week. how about ipods and open for questions. here's a chance to be a journalist.
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they are going to rush up with the microphones. we have an exciting moment here. you have your first victim right here. you have to be more assertive and grab him when he walks past you. >> i wonder if many of the entrepreneurs you have mentioned paul allen elon musk jeff bezos they found a lot of their success in the previous eight years of the obama administration so i wonder how that correlates to trump's america. >> they were zones if the government hadn't been able to up yet. most of america still relatively healthy despite a government. the impact of large government high taxes slows everything down
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they have the current regulatory and tax environment we would eat 50% further down the road than we are right now. right here. and then we'll come back over there. >> would the talk to people about how black unemployment is at its lowest in history the common response here is well donald trump's doing what obama was doing. >> all at would say is it's astonishing that in eight years where they never once got the growth rate above 2% we are being told it would be impossible to get the 3% through were told that trump was elected there would be a depression and we were told to get used to the new normal. just put in new normal and search in your search engine and see how many left-wing economist
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show up saying you know people shouldn't be complaining. i was struck with this. i first would into office when jimmy carter was president and we have a really slow. macroeconomic growth with the high inflation rate and carter went on tv one night and he became known as -- but the essence of it was we all feel miserable because we are miserable and it's her own fault and all of your miserable and we blame you. the country thought about it and ronald reagan had this line he used in his campaign. he said a recession is when your brother-in-law's unemployed. depression is when you are unemployed. of recovery is when jimmy carter's unemployed. that was one of his themes. it's eerily similar. the left-wing knesset felt the carter had the best economy could get and within a year and a half of reagan taking office he began to exclusively change
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everything. we are doing the same thing here. i think it's very hard to make the argument that you could say we'd still be a 2% growth and obama did ring us out with the long period of one or 2% growth so what's the difference in revenue and what's the difference in job creation between 2% growth in what's currently happening. trump claims he has added $7 trillion. his policies have added $7 trillion with policies. it's much more fun to say, i had $7 trillion. it's just a style he has which i think he learned very on early on as an entrepreneur. it's going to be very hard to argue that if this continues then again we have a lot of things to make -- to do to make this continue but if it continues i think what you'll see is kanye west which is at
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what point do we get to this? i'm confident that if they work out an agreement in singapore and they walk out front and they announce that the north koreans are giving up their nuclear weapons by in wednesday evening "the news york times" headline will be dramatic effort by heroic kim jong-un despite trump's personality. somebody right there. >> i was just wondering if you look at president trump's background he has actually been fairly liberal on a lot of issues in the past. he's pro-choice on the abortion questions in favor of socialized medicine.
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i believe after its 2012 presidential election he accused romney of being too conservative and heartless on immigration and yet he is a staunchly pro-life anti-illegal ella grace -- immigration president who wants to overturn obamacare. would he think the change in policy and i guess political direction i'm president trump spark? >> i always tell people trump is not a conservative. if you mean barry goldwater or ronald reagan and william f. luckily trump's the most effective anti-liberal in american history. it's not because he is conservative. it's because he applies common sense and so much of modern liberalism is and if you apply common sense of falls apart. i take seriously the story he tells about the women he got to know who has been in wise to have an abortion and her
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daughter was with her as she was telling the story. that was the decisive moment did i give him that one. he also said he would contemplate legalizing marijuana you can't assume that trump is going to walk into the room having spent 30 years thinking this stuff through. reagan became, reagan originally was an fdr democrat and made commercials for harry truman and hubert humphrey. when hubert humphrey was the anti-communist liberal running against a procommunist liberal which tells you just how bad that period was and reagan became an anti-communist. when he married nancy her father was a very right-wing medical doctor and gradually through a series of conversations reagan began to be more and more anti-tax. he was hired by general lack tech. the education of ronald reagan which i recommend very highly is
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a very short book about the times the 80 years he spent at general electric. he had as a mentor to have i worked with reagan for years. when i read this book and understood what he was doing it was that decisive of a book. he learned from the sky. but around the country and gave three and 75 speeches to blue-collar audiences with q&a and with picture taking. the time he ran for president he was interacting with blue-collar workers talking about ideas but the guy who hired him as a very conservative person. reagan in 1946 to 1965 reagan refused to fly. he was in a very bad airplane flight and i think they got caught in a thunderstorm. he didn't fly again until the fall of 1965. he gets a call one evening from
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his brother in san francisco who says they are a group of guys who would like to have breakfast with you in the morning to talk about supporting the governor. he said well you know i don't fly and we can't get to san francisco that fast. he said well you get to decide if you want to be governor. i will be at the wisenhunt up on him. next stay with reagan for the first time in 20 years gets on an airplane which tells you how vicious he was. he is riding a train and he didn't gamble and the world books. hayek for sample and freeman so reagan is reading conservative economics. trump didn't do any of that. trump made money, he invented new things like "the apprentice" and golfed.
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he doesn't drink. it's not like he was hanging around being wasteful. he is a business guy and he's not a politician. his own ego sense that he could do a better job than anybody else because he got up that morning and said -- otherwise it wouldn't be donald j. trump. that is what propels him. i don't hold him to any kind of automatic ideological check this. what i will say though is when he makes a decision there is a real difference. it's almost like there to trump's. when it's a big decision the iran agreement which 2.5 years he said it was a bad deal. i had europeans approach me before he ended the grimacing what can we do? you need to come up with a better deal. he's been saying this for two
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and a half years. it's not a secret. cutting taxes, deregulation, conservative judges. he is totally unpredictable. he couldn't protect himself because he's basically a free spirit on small things. i think your observation is exactly right. it's a very interesting question because trump evolved in part in response to an evolving reality and evolved in part a response to running a cerp hoboken populist in the field with 16 other people. over time he realized that he was going to put together face than he had to have a frame of reference that enabled him to appeal to this large bloc of people.
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one of you has to go all the way over here. >> thank you for coming. nolan meyer. i met for dinner with former national security adviser h.r. might master the other night and he wanted me to send my regards to you. my question is when you are speaker of the house he wrote the contract of america. you seem to have an uncanny ability to work with president clinton and get things done. fast-forward 20 years later in a kind of seems like congress is in a perpetual state of gridlock what changes do you think we can make to get out of this and you think this is an issue of incompetence or partisanship? >> first of all we are not in a perpetual state of gridlock. we just provided the largest tax cut in history of america and we passed a number of other bills.
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there's a very deep partisan divide and there are at least two parts to what's going on. the gap between the rich -- is much bigger and as i describe in "trump's america" i believe we are in a cultural several war and i mean that literally. these are profound differences in the nature of america. i think that makes it a real challenge. second you have to have the personality to deal with it. i personally would have had no idea how to deal with barack obama. i think he was opaque. barack obama got up every morning knowing the brightest burst on the family would treat you with contempt. and there was no way to break through. i talked to boehner when he was speaker and i talked to ryan when he was speaker.
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if i had been speaker i don't know what i would have done because obama by personality is so hard to deal with. clinton for all of his weaknesses is in this domicile in opening human being. about a third of the time you would lie but you just got used to it. as part of the process. you could figure out after while which ones were true and which ones weren't in which once happened and which ones didn't. even a couple occasions that were very, very angry. you don't wear your feelings on your sleeve. this is the business you are in. the other part of that is the democrats right now to want to work with trump. their goal is for trump to fail. i'm delighted mecom was going to keep the senate in an august. i think he should have done this earlier and i think it's okay
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but they clearly have no interest in cooperating particularly under the senate or the house leadership. but what i would done more of it is in this goes back to reagan i would figured out issues for the democrats to stay unified. i'd bring it up in such a way that the democratic leadership was consul and a pressure because one third of its members were saying i can't stay with you. i will get heat that comment by vote with you and that was the pressure that breaks apart that partisanship and frankly with trump he is endlessly patient. our legislative leader today i would recognize you have to spend a lot of time with him. you have to listen to them a lot you have to sort through what you are trying to get done and you have to wear a seatbelt because every once in a while he will do something that you didn't expect and he can expect
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and you wouldn't have called you to tell you is going to do it so you have to have a seatbelt just to get to the car wreck. >> fernando, university of florida. you were talking about how deregulated the governments -- how do you see the government being deregulated or shrinking in the next couple of years? >> would stay with deregulated first-grader will continue the pressure to reduce the total number of regulations. i think they will continue to try to find every possible way to make government leaner and faster and more efficient. i suspect they will do some
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attrition when people were tired but you have to handle that carefully. if you are in the middle of the cancer research project at the national institutes of health -- my guess is you'll be somewhat smaller by the time you are done with the exception that they are expanding homeland security and expanding the system. i think that will continue and giving the rise of a more dangerous world there really won't have any choice. >> right here, right in the middle. >> hi joiner with the university. my question is we are halfway through trump's first term and a substantial amount of his first term -- where do you see the a
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company going in the second phase of this presents a? >> actually i divided "trump's america" into two parts. the first half is what we have accomplished up until now the second half is what we have to do in the challenges we have to meet. think if he continues down the road of deregulation and they continue to be very tough on trade negotiations the economy will then continue to grow dramatic way. i wouldn't be shocked to have 3.5 or four% real growth within the last for five years. somebody had and it may have been
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the you would have overwhelmingly the majority population in farming. if you had said to them we are going to be down to eye on what the current numbers and some of you may know the current number it's 3.5 to 4% of a country as farming and we produce a massive
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surplus which we have to sell somewhere. our farmers are so productive. the average person would have thought you are crazy. i think the same thing is true today. humans have a knack of inventing the next cycle of desirable things at a rate slightly faster than employments over time mt of the jobs are better jobs with better salaries and better conditions. i also believed by the way that humans, your generation on average will be over 100. andy will be much healthier. 100 for your generation will probably be 60 and that big of a difference partly because the store colin people are worn out fiscally. he worked in a steel mill or you plow behind a mule you get physically worn down. most of those nowadays we exercise but that's a volitional thing.
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you are not being burned out so people will live longer. henry kissinger is now 95 and he works full-time. he would be bored to death. i said to henry we are going to make you retire. he said i would be or to death. people who live longer are going to have a greater range of options. i think it requires to profound things. one is how do we build and this is why alike this model free to look at. we have to build on line convenient mentoring systems that allow you to learn conveniently so if you want to go to valley for six weeks and take your courses on line, don't care. i don't think you have to go to a campus somewhere be available for two hours a week that the professor is available. only think about how inefficient the current structures are in second thought to rethink
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finances. i was talking to a relative of mine who is thinking he may retire from the company that he's worked with for 25 years and i said to have a penchant? he said no we never had a pension. we have a 401(k) that they match. we will have to be thinking in terms of each of you on average will have five to seven or more jobs in your lifetime, career kinds of jobs. you have to think about how you were going to change in how you are going to evolve. i worry reinvented myself or for times. people just learn to do that. >> i have an idea for your next book. i think you are probably the most qualified to handle this but it could be donald trump's guide to creatively handling the
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ever-changing nature of world events. you could use a system of computers to have all the infinite number of possibilities of events that could be taking place at any given time and this is a reader participation thing. it's your job as a reader to come up with the most viable way of handling this problem and have the system of grading it for all those who should never run for president. >> under our rules anybody can run for president and the american people get to weed them out. they don't do it because of some rational process. in the end it's who has the
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makings to be president? although you make a think of a game basically be your own present. the reagan library takes the granada operation and take students in and puts them in situation rooms and say you are now going to get information and you have to make the decision. you have to make it through and that's a pretty good ground rule >> mitchell sanders. he touched a bit on conservative fiscal policy and conservative attitude towards government deregulation. a larger portion of america is starting to agree with you on that however i think a lot of people need to have conservatism as a social policy. i think a lot of people consider themselves conservative fiscally
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but more liberal socially. what do you need to do to combat that an adapter that? >> i think it works itself out in different ways. on the one front you could argue the whole question for example of marriage has moved particularly your generation towards what we call the left. .. >> this is a more complicated pattern. sometimes you build the majority around the issues so you can rally a majority with. part of the politics is to focus on the ones he went on not the ones you loose on. one of the things i am proud of is that i help right the only
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for balance budgets in a lifetime. i think we will get back to that. we will do a series of short courses on how to balance the budgets. the country is getting right for reclaiming control of its destiny and being honest about what we have to get done. let me just go back to where we started. the young america's foundation is important. it's important because we need people like yourself who are willing to learn conservatism, debate conservatism, and stand up on campuses and newsrooms and other settings. in the long run, we it gives us a high likelihood of running. it takes people like yourself who are willing to do the work
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and make the arguments. i'm honored to be here. thank you for letting me talk. [applause] [applause] >> thank you for being here today and for watching on c-span. for more information you can go to our website. the speaker will be taking photos in our lobbies. please exit and line up. there's stuff left over in the kitchen if you like to help yourself. i know you need to get back in for your next session. you have a copy of the book and we will do a photo line if you want another book you can ask the staff. thank you for joining us. we hope to see you again. [inaudible]
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