‘I’m trying my heart at it … I think I’m going to do really well’: Steyer on campaign | ABC News ‘I’m trying my heart at it … I think I’m going to do really well’: Steyer on campaign | ABC NewsI am concerned that when you have two guys a running who is factored going to spend combined over a billion dollars, we have a corrupt political system that allows billion as to buy electric that’s run by and for billionaires and people who suck up to billionaire most Divisive issues in the 2020 Democratic primary and it doesn’t seem to be going away anytime, soon intense criticism of wealthy presidential contenders, who some believe are trying to buy the nomination among those received criticism, billionaire businessman, Tom steyer who’s been gaining ground in The crucial South Carolina Primary and he joins us now, thanks for joining us, mistress Dyer, it’s good to be with you, millions of dollars into ads in Nevada, more than 14 million dollars into TV and radio in South Carolina and are boasting the largest Statewide operation of any other campaign, their You’Re saying you’re ready to shock the world, do you think you’re going to win? No thanks, I’m trying my heart out and I think I’m going to do really well Martha.
But what you haven’t mentioned is that I’ve spent more time in Nevada than any other candidate, and I’ve spent more time in South Carolina that any other candidate. Even though I was the last candidate other than Michael Bloomberg to get in, I’ve actually been spending the time and we have people on the ground in both States from those States actually going out talking to people. Organizing listening and coming up with them is the Mathers. That’S really why I’m doing well in Nevada in South Carolina is because I put in the time, listen to the people and I’m talking to their actual issues in Iowa and New Hampshire.
And let me read the results of that in Iowa, 16.4 million dollar spent is 0 % of the vote is 0 delegates in New Hampshire, 19.8 million dollar spent 4 % of the vote 0 delegates election primary voters expect a different outcome in Nevada and South Carolina. Even though you have those organizations there, I was the last person to this race. As I said, I wanted to compete in all the early primary States, but in fact what we’ve seen is on the ground in Nevada and South Carolina. I’M doing really well and that’s what the post that? What it also says is that I’m putting together a coalition of people, including specifically African Americans and Latinos, were responding to a message that is inclusive and I’m putting together the kind of Coalition that we’re going to have to have in November of 2020 to be Donald Trump, so what we’re seeing in these new tooth next States, both of which are dramatically more diverse than either Iowa or New Hampshire, is that my message actually is resonating, as I believe you said earlier in this program, I’m II with African Americans in South Carolina and Those numbers keep bring up, so I can think what we need to do in the fault.
We need to beat Donald Trump, and one of the things we need to do is get the entire diverse Coalition of Democrats to show up I’m a Grassroots person. For the last 10 years I built one of the biggest Grassroots organizations in the United States, next-gen America. I’Ve shown that I know how to get people to turn out and I’m putting together that kind of Coalition in Nevada and South Carolina, which is exactly the kind of Coalition, is going to take the Donald Trump indoor spray growing number of black leaders.
I met some of them this week in South Carolina, as you said, but you still Trail far behind Biden in South Carolina among black voters and in the most recent National polls you registered 0 % Bloomberg support is really skyrocketed. You said that the Democratic nominee has to have strong support among voters of color. So how can you win the nomination? If you don’t have that strong to versaport that you say the nominee needs. I know getting someone South Carolina, but let’s talk about nationally the way this has to work for me, Martha it for me to show in Nevada that I can produce a great result.
Take it to South Carolina show. I can reduce a great result and actually have some attention, so people can learn the lamp, I’m not a famous person, but I’ve been on the ground in Nevada and South Carolina meeting people face-to-face and doing really well, and if I can show their put together that Coalition and take that with momentum into Super Tuesday, with the kind of diverse Coalition that I believe I’m building, and that I believe I will show them that will give me. The momentum and people have to look at me as a serious candidate, because the real question here is, who can beat Donald Trump and the two things were going to need to do is take them out on the economy, and my background says my 30 years in Business says I can show where he’s lying with his every time he opens his mouth on the economy and that I can put together the the first Coalition.
This will be a turnout. Election question is: will the Democratic Coalition Turn out and my answer is going to be like until I can produce that Mr star, you say that you can take on Donald Trump on the economy, but the latest Quinnipiac National Again release just this week says 70 % Of Voters describe the nation’s economy as excellent or good. So how do you convince them that A change is needed when they think they’re doing so well under Donald Trump? I think if you take a look at what he says, everything he says superficially sounds right, but it’s actually a lie so when he says the economy is growing, I can show that in fact, all the money is going to rich people.
Unemployment is low, which is true. I can show that the wages people are getting don’t support a family and when he says that the stock market is up, these were three big statistics, largely because of the huge tax break he gave to Big corporations, but it also doesn’t matter that much cuz. Most of the Stock’s, 85 % of the stocks are held by the top 10 % of 10. Save the economy is good and they’re doing well, I’m just hanging here we are on a show and you’re standing up for mr. Trump version of the economy, and I’m telling you I was telling you about a national poll standing up for anybody.
I’M type I’m telling you about a national pool and what I’m saying is this: there is a different story of this economy and this country that has to be told mr. Trump has to be face down at what he’s saying, I’m there, because he is running on The economy, that’s exactly what he’s going to say is going to say I’m great on the economy and Democrats think so because it has to be actually isn’t working for the vast bulk of America and this President is dangerous to them in terms of money and in Terms of healthcare and in terms of retirement, how do you convince them that you could do a better job? Well, I have a very I have a very specific set of proposals hear my One is I can I am promising and can easily deliver a 10 % tax cut everybody in America who makes less than 250000 bucks to where I’m staying on your declare, a state Of emergency on climate on the first day, and it’s actually rebuilding this country – will produce over four and a half million good, paying union jobs every year for as far as the eye can see ahead and we’re talking about a wage structures.
Here it is actually John down over the last 40 years and that raising the minimum wage and getting living wages for working Americans – you something it’s absolutely critical and we need to stand up for unions and we need to stand up for the right of working people. Bargain collectively to come together and took basically fight back against the war under working people of this country. That started with Ronald Reagan and his continued right through to mr. Trump. At a time here – and I want you to address the criticism about the amount of money you’ve spent on the campaign, Elizabeth Warren has called it wrong and it is not the way a democracy should work.
You know my history, you know that what I’ve done in every single instance, including starting needtoimpeach, but including going after the climate crisis and fighting Corporation successfully for a decade when I seen a huge problem in the United States, I put an all my heart and soul And money to try and solve it. I see a huge problem here. I got into the race late because I was worried that no one was going to take on mr. Trump, the way he needed to be beaten and that that’s exactly doing here. I am putting my heart and salt and money behind the idea that we need to take back this country from the corporations that have bought it and we need to deal directly with our climate crisis and we need to deliver social and racial Justice across that’s.
What I’m fighting for I’m, giving it everything I have and that’s what I’ve always done: okay, Tom steyer! Thank you for joining us this morning. Hi everyone, George Stephanopoulos here, thanks for checking out the ABC News, YouTube channel, you’d like to get more videos show highlights. Watch live event, coverage click on the right over here to subscribe to our Channel and don’t forget to download the ABC News at 4.Tom Steyer is interviewed on “This Week.”
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