UNTIL MARK ESPER IS NAMED I GUESS PATRICK SHANAHAN REMAINS GUESS PATRICK SHANAHAN REMAINS ACTING. ACTING.>>LET’S GET A REACTION FROM OUR>>LET’S GET A REACTION FROM OUR 2020 CANDIDATE. 2020 CANDIDATE.>>PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE JULIAN>>PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE JULIAN CASTRO HAPPENS TO BE WITH US CASTRO HAPPENS TO BE WITH US FORMER HUD SECRETARY UNDER FORMER HUD SECRETARY UNDER PRESIDENT OBAMA, FORMER MAYOR OF PRESIDENT OBAMA, FORMER MAYOR OF SAN ANTONIO. SAN ANTONIO. SECRETARY, LOOK. SECRETARY, LOOK. WE HAVE ESCALATING TENSIONS WITH WE HAVE ESCALATING TENSIONS WITH IRAN. IRAN. WE HAVE AN ONGOING ISSUE WITH WE HAVE AN ONGOING ISSUE WITH NORTH KOREA. NORTH KOREA. WE HAVE NO NAMED DEFENSE WE HAVE NO NAMED DEFENSE SECRETARY. SECRETARY. WE NOW HAVE A NEW ACTING DEFENSE WE NOW HAVE A NEW ACTING DEFENSE SECRETARY. SECRETARY. WE’RE NOT REALLY EVER SURE WE’RE NOT REALLY EVER SURE AROUND HERE WHETHER AN ACTING AROUND HERE WHETHER AN ACTING DEFENSE SECRETARY IS MEANT TO DEFENSE SECRETARY IS MEANT TO BECOME THE ACTUAL DEFENSE BECOME THE ACTUAL DEFENSE SECRETARY. SECRETARY. IS THERE ANY CONCERN THAT YOU IS THERE ANY CONCERN THAT YOU HAVE ABOUT THAT SPOT NOT BEING HAVE ABOUT THAT SPOT NOT BEING FILLED AND BASICALLY JOHN BOLTON FILLED AND BASICALLY JOHN BOLTON WHO IS THE PRESIDENT’S NATIONAL WHO IS THE PRESIDENT’S NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER SEEMS TO BE SECURITY ADVISER SEEMS TO BE SETTING MILITARY POLICY AT THE SETTING MILITARY POLICY AT THE MOMENT? MOMENT?>>ONE OF THE THINGS THAT HAS>>ONE OF THE THINGS THAT HAS BEEN VERY CLEAR FROM THE BEEN VERY CLEAR FROM THE BEGINNING OF THIS ADMINISTRATION BEGINNING OF THIS ADMINISTRATION IS THAT THIS PRESIDENT DOESN’T IS THAT THIS PRESIDENT DOESN’T TAKE BEING COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF AS TAKE BEING COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF AS SERIOUSLY AS HE SHOULD. SERIOUSLY AS HE SHOULD. LOOK AT ALT VACANCIES WE’VE LOOK AT ALT VACANCIES WE’VE SEEN, AMBASSADORIAL POSTS, A SEEN, AMBASSADORIAL POSTS, A WHOLE BUNCH OF POSTS IN THE WHOLE BUNCH OF POSTS IN THE STATE DEPARTMENT. STATE DEPARTMENT. WE ARE NOT ABLE TO BE AS WELL WE ARE NOT ABLE TO BE AS WELL REPRESENTED OR STRONG AS WE REPRESENTED OR STRONG AS WE COULD BE AS A COUNTRY IN OUR COULD BE AS A COUNTRY IN OUR DIPLOMATIC EFFORTS. DIPLOMATIC EFFORTS. WE’RE TRYING WE’RE TRYING OR TRYING TO GATHER PARTNERS OR TRYING TO GATHER PARTNERS BECAUSE THIS PRESIDENT HAS NOT BECAUSE THIS PRESIDENT HAS NOT DONE THE HARD WORK OF ACTUALLY DONE THE HARD WORK OF ACTUALLY APPOINTING PEOPLE TO THESE APPOINTING PEOPLE TO THESE POSTS. POSTS. WHEN HE HAS, SEVERAL CABINET WHEN HE HAS, SEVERAL CABINET SECRETARIES AND OTHERS HAVE HAD SECRETARIES AND OTHERS HAVE HAD TO RESIGN BECAUSE OF ETHICS TO RESIGN BECAUSE OF ETHICS ISSUES. ISSUES. THIS GENTLEMAN THAT YOU JUST THIS GENTLEMAN THAT YOU JUST MENTIONED TODAY WHO IS MENTIONED TODAY WHO IS WITHDRAWING HIS NOMINATION WITHDRAWING HIS NOMINATION BECAUSE OF WHAT SOUNDS LIKE IT BECAUSE OF WHAT SOUNDS LIKE IT MIGHT BE A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE MIGHT BE A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ISSUE IN HIS PAST, IT HAS BEEN ISSUE IN HIS PAST, IT HAS BEEN TOTAL CHAOS. TOTAL CHAOS. AND THE ONES THAT ARE HURT AND THE ONES THAT ARE HURT BECAUSE OF IT ARE AMERICANS WHO BECAUSE OF IT ARE AMERICANS WHO DEPEND ON STEADY LEADERSHIP, OUR DEPEND ON STEADY LEADERSHIP, OUR ALLIES WHO NEED OUR LEADERSHIP, ALLIES WHO NEED OUR LEADERSHIP, AND ALSO OUR MEN AND WOMEN IN AND ALSO OUR MEN AND WOMEN IN UNIFORM WHO ARE OUT THERE ON THE UNIFORM WHO ARE OUT THERE ON THE LINE WHO ARE DEPENDING ON STRONG LINE WHO ARE DEPENDING ON STRONG LEADERSHIP HERE AT HOME. LEADERSHIP HERE AT HOME. AND THEY’RE JUST NOT GETTING IT. AND THEY’RE JUST NOT GETTING IT. THIS IS JUST ONE MORE EXAMPLE. THIS IS JUST ONE MORE EXAMPLE.>>LET’S TALK ABOUT I.C.E.>>LET’S TALK ABOUT I.C.E. THE PRESIDENT WILL HAVE MEMBERS THE PRESIDENT WILL HAVE MEMBERS OF I.C.E. WORKING OVERTIME NEXT OF I.C.E. WORKING OVERTIME NEXT WEEK AS HE IS CALLING FOR RAIDS WEEK AS HE IS CALLING FOR RAIDS LOOKING TO DEPORT THOUSANDS OF LOOKING TO DEPORT THOUSANDS OF UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS. UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS. IF ELECTED, YOU ARE CALLING FOR IF ELECTED, YOU ARE CALLING FOR THE BREAKUP OF I.C.E. THE BREAKUP OF I.C.E. IF I.C.E. WERE TO BE BROKEN UP, IF I.C.E. WERE TO BE BROKEN UP, HOW WOULD YOU DEAL WITH THE HOW WOULD YOU DEAL WITH THE MILLIONS OF UNDOCUMENTED MILLIONS OF UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS ALREADY HERE AND IMMIGRANTS ALREADY HERE AND THOSE THOUSANDS CROSSING THE THOSE THOUSANDS CROSSING THE BORDER? BORDER?>>AS YOU KNOW, I WAS THE FIRST>>AS YOU KNOW, I WAS THE FIRST 2020 CANDIDATE TO RELEASE A 2020 CANDIDATE TO RELEASE A COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION PLAN COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION PLAN AND I HAVE A COMPLETELY AND I HAVE A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT VISION FOR HOW WE’LL DIFFERENT VISION FOR HOW WE’LL DO THIS THAN THIS PRESIDENT. DO THIS THAN THIS PRESIDENT. I THINK WHAT PEOPLE ON DIFFERENT I THINK WHAT PEOPLE ON DIFFERENT SIDES OF THE AISLE CAN SIDES OF THE AISLE CAN ACKNOWLEDGE IS THAT THIS ACKNOWLEDGE IS THAT THIS PRESIDENT HAS FAILED. PRESIDENT HAS FAILED. HE CAME IN SAYING THAT HE WAS HE CAME IN SAYING THAT HE WAS GOING TO TAKE CARE OF THIS, GOING TO TAKE CARE OF THIS, QUOTE-UNQUOTE, IMMIGRATION QUOTE-UNQUOTE, IMMIGRATION PROBLEM. PROBLEM. AND HE HASN’T. AND HE HASN’T. IN OUR NAME, LITTLE CHILDREN IN OUR NAME, LITTLE CHILDREN HAVE BEEN SEPARATED FROM THEIR HAVE BEEN SEPARATED FROM THEIR MOTHERS. MOTHERS. PEOPLE ARE IN CAGES. PEOPLE ARE IN CAGES. SO TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTION, WHAT SO TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTION, WHAT I WOULD DO IS, NUMBER ONE, I I WOULD DO IS, NUMBER ONE, I WOULD MAKE SURE THAT WE MAINTAIN WOULD MAKE SURE THAT WE MAINTAIN BORDER SECURITY AND I BELIEVE BORDER SECURITY AND I BELIEVE THAT OUR BORDER IS AS SECURE AS THAT OUR BORDER IS AS SECURE AS IT EVER HAS BEEN. IT EVER HAS BEEN. I WOULD ENSURE WE MAINTAIN IT. I WOULD ENSURE WE MAINTAIN IT. SECONDLY, I WOULD TREAT PEOPLE SECONDLY, I WOULD TREAT PEOPLE WITH COMPASSION AND COMMON SENSE WITH COMPASSION AND COMMON SENSE AND NOT WITH CRUELTY. AND NOT WITH CRUELTY. I WOULD MAKE SURE THAT WE DON’T I WOULD MAKE SURE THAT WE DON’T SEPARATE FAMILIES, THAT WE DON’T SEPARATE FAMILIES, THAT WE DON’T PUT PEOPLE IN CAGES, THAT WE PUT PEOPLE IN CAGES, THAT WE TREAT THEM LIKE HUMAN BEINGS. TREAT THEM LIKE HUMAN BEINGS. I WOULD ALSO GET TO THE ROOT OF I WOULD ALSO GET TO THE ROOT OF THE PROBLEM. THE PROBLEM. NUMBER ONE, WE GOT TO CREATE AN NUMBER ONE, WE GOT TO CREATE AN IMMIGRATION JUDICIARY, COURT IMMIGRATION JUDICIARY, COURT SYSTEM, THAT HAS ENOUGH JUDGES SYSTEM, THAT HAS ENOUGH JUDGES AND SUPPORT STAFF TO ACTUALLY AND SUPPORT STAFF TO ACTUALLY GET THROUGH THE ASYLUM CLAIMS SO GET THROUGH THE ASYLUM CLAIMS SO THAT PEOPLE ARE NOT WAITING IN THAT PEOPLE ARE NOT WAITING IN LIMBO FOR YEARS AND YEARS. LIMBO FOR YEARS AND YEARS. WE GOT TO GET TO THE BASE WE GOT TO GET TO THE BASE CHALLENGE IN COUNTRIES LIKE CHALLENGE IN COUNTRIES LIKE HONDURAS AND EL SALVADOR AND HONDURAS AND EL SALVADOR AND GUATEMALA. GUATEMALA. PEOPLE ARE COMING OVER TO THE PEOPLE ARE COMING OVER TO THE UNITED STATES BECAUSE THEY CAN’T UNITED STATES BECAUSE THEY CAN’T FIND SAFETY AND OPPORTUNITY FIND SAFETY AND OPPORTUNITY THERE. THERE. WE NEED TO PARTNER WITH THOSE WE NEED TO PARTNER WITH THOSE COUNTRIES. COUNTRIES. I’VE CALLED FOR A 21st CENTURY I’VE CALLED FOR A 21st CENTURY MARSHAL PLAN SO PEOPLE CAN BE MARSHAL PLAN SO PEOPLE CAN BE SAFE AND FIND OPPORTUNITIES AT SAFE AND FIND OPPORTUNITIES AT HOME INSTEAD OF COMING HERE. HOME INSTEAD OF COMING HERE.>>THOSE COUNTRIES ARE IN>>THOSE COUNTRIES ARE IN DESPERATE STRAITS AND IF THEY DESPERATE STRAITS AND IF THEY WEREN’T WE PROBABLY WOULDN’T SEE WEREN’T WE PROBABLY WOULDN’T SEE THEM LEAVING TO THAT DEGREE. THEM LEAVING TO THAT DEGREE. HOWEVER, YOU WERE MAYOR OF SAN HOWEVER, YOU WERE MAYOR OF SAN ANTONIO AND TO THE EXTENT THAT A ANTONIO AND TO THE EXTENT THAT A VERY LARGE PORTION OF PEOPLE WHO VERY LARGE PORTION OF PEOPLE WHO CLAIM ASYLUM AT THE SOUTHERN CLAIM ASYLUM AT THE SOUTHERN BORDER WHO ULTIMATELY GET A BORDER WHO ULTIMATELY GET A LAWYER AND A HEARING AFTER YEARS LAWYER AND A HEARING AFTER YEARS IN MANY CASES, MOST OF THEM ARE IN MANY CASES, MOST OF THEM ARE NOT GRANTED ASYLUM. NOT GRANTED ASYLUM. AND SO WHAT WOULD YOU DO? AND SO WHAT WOULD YOU DO? YOU’RE PRESIDENT. YOU’RE PRESIDENT. SAY 70% ARE STILL NOT GETTING SAY 70% ARE STILL NOT GETTING GRANTED ASYLUM. GRANTED ASYLUM. WOULD YOU CAUSE THEM TO LEAVE WOULD YOU CAUSE THEM TO LEAVE THE COUNTRY? THE COUNTRY?>>WELL, NOT EVERYBODY DOES GET>>WELL, NOT EVERYBODY DOES GET ASYLUM. ASYLUM.>>MOST PEOPLE DON’T.>>MOST PEOPLE DON’T.>>THAT’S RIGHT.>>THAT’S RIGHT. AND THIS IS AN IMPORTANT POINT. AND THIS IS AN IMPORTANT POINT. BUT I DO BELIEVE THAT WHEN THEY BUT I DO BELIEVE THAT WHEN THEY MAKE THEIR ASYLUM CLAIM THAT WE MAKE THEIR ASYLUM CLAIM THAT WE SHOULD RESPECT THAT CLAIM. SHOULD RESPECT THAT CLAIM. YEAH, I DON’T THINK EVERYBODY IS YEAH, I DON’T THINK EVERYBODY IS ARGUING THAT EVERYBODY THAT ARGUING THAT EVERYBODY THAT CLAIMS ASYLUM OR WANTS ASYLUM OR CLAIMS ASYLUM OR WANTS ASYLUM OR TO COME INTO THE UNITED STATES TO COME INTO THE UNITED STATES IS GOING TO BE ABLE TO DO THAT. IS GOING TO BE ABLE TO DO THAT.>>SO WHAT DO YOU DO WITH ALL OF>>SO WHAT DO YOU DO WITH ALL OF THOSE IMMIGRANTS WHO ARE, WHO THOSE IMMIGRANTS WHO ARE, WHO DON’T GET ASYLUM? DON’T GET ASYLUM? WHERE DO YOU SEND THEM? WHERE DO YOU SEND THEM?>>WELL, SOME PEOPLE, SOME OF>>WELL, SOME PEOPLE, SOME OF THE FOLKS WHO ARE HERE IN THE THE FOLKS WHO ARE HERE IN THE UNITED STATES AS THEY WAIT FOR UNITED STATES AS THEY WAIT FOR THAT CLAIM TO BE ADJUDICATED ARE THAT CLAIM TO BE ADJUDICATED ARE GOING TO BE LIVING WITH FAMILY GOING TO BE LIVING WITH FAMILY MEMBERS. MEMBERS. SOME MAY HAVE — THERE ARE ALSO SOME MAY HAVE — THERE ARE ALSO OTHER VISAS THAT MAY BE OTHER VISAS THAT MAY BE AVAILABLE TO SOME OF THEM. AVAILABLE TO SOME OF THEM. I WOULD MAKE SURE WE EXHAUST THE I WOULD MAKE SURE WE EXHAUST THE OPPORTUNITIES FOR FOLKS TO BE OPPORTUNITIES FOR FOLKS TO BE ABLE TO APPLY FOR VISAS THAT MAY ABLE TO APPLY FOR VISAS THAT MAY APPLY TO THEM. APPLY TO THEM. FOR INSTANCE IF SOMEBODY HAS FOR INSTANCE IF SOMEBODY HAS BEEN A VICTIM OF DOMESTIC BEEN A VICTIM OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND HELPED THE VIOLENCE AND HELPED THE AUTHORITIES TO CATCH THAT AUTHORITIES TO CATCH THAT PERPETRATOR OF DOMESTIC PERPETRATOR OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, THERE IS A VISA THAT VIOLENCE, THERE IS A VISA THAT APPLIES TO THAT. APPLIES TO THAT. SO WE NEED TO IMPROVE THAT SO WE NEED TO IMPROVE THAT SYSTEM AS WELL. SYSTEM AS WELL. BUT IF YOUR QUESTION IS, IS BUT IF YOUR QUESTION IS, IS EVERYBODY GOING TO BE ABLE TO EVERYBODY GOING TO BE ABLE TO STAY IN THE COUNTRY? STAY IN THE COUNTRY? THEN OF COURSE NOT. THEN OF COURSE NOT. THERE ARE GOING TO BE SOME THERE ARE GOING TO BE SOME PEOPLE THAT DO NOT. PEOPLE THAT DO NOT. I WOULD WORK A LOT HARDER SO I WOULD WORK A LOT HARDER SO THAT, NUMBER ONE, WE EXPAND OUR THAT, NUMBER ONE, WE EXPAND OUR VISA SYSTEM SO THAT MORE PEOPLE VISA SYSTEM SO THAT MORE PEOPLE CAN COME IN. CAN COME IN. WE EXPAND THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WE EXPAND THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO GET ASYLUM IN THIS COUNTRY. WHO GET ASYLUM IN THIS COUNTRY. AND WE TREAT PEOPLE WHO ARE HERE AND WE TREAT PEOPLE WHO ARE HERE WITH RESPECT AND HUMANELY, WITH WITH RESPECT AND HUMANELY, WITH COMPASSION, AND NOT CRUELLY THE COMPASSION, AND NOT CRUELLY THE WAY THAT THIS PRESIDENT HAS BEEN WAY THAT THIS PRESIDENT HAS BEEN DOING. DOING.>>AND JUST, I KNOW WE’RE OUT OF>>AND JUST, I KNOW WE’RE OUT OF TIME, BUT THEN WHAT DO YOU SAY TIME, BUT THEN WHAT DO YOU SAY TO THOSE AMERICANS WHO SAY, THEY TO THOSE AMERICANS WHO SAY, THEY UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANCE FOR UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANCE FOR COMPASSION AND OPENING THINGS COMPASSION AND OPENING THINGS UP, BUT TO THOSE AMERICANS WHO UP, BUT TO THOSE AMERICANS WHO SAY THEY, THEMSELVES, ARE NOT SAY THEY, THEMSELVES, ARE NOT GETTING AMPLE HEALTH CARE, THEIR GETTING AMPLE HEALTH CARE, THEIR KIDS DON’T GO TO GOOD SCHOOLS, KIDS DON’T GO TO GOOD SCHOOLS, AND THEY’RE NOT HAVING THEIR AND THEY’RE NOT HAVING THEIR BASIC NEEDS MET OR BEING TREATED BASIC NEEDS MET OR BEING TREATED WITH COMPASSION. WITH COMPASSION. HOW WILL WE HAVE THE CAPACITY TO HOW WILL WE HAVE THE CAPACITY TO HELP OTHERS? HELP OTHERS?>>WELL, THAT’S WHY WE NEED TO>>WELL, THAT’S WHY WE NEED TO ENSURE THAT EVERYBODY WHO WANTS ENSURE THAT EVERYBODY WHO WANTS MEDICARE IN THIS COUNTRY CAN GET MEDICARE IN THIS COUNTRY CAN GET IT. IT. THAT’S WHY I PUT OUT AN THAT’S WHY I PUT OUT AN EDUCATION PLAN THAT ENSURES THAT EDUCATION PLAN THAT ENSURES THAT NO MATTER WHO YOU ARE IN THIS NO MATTER WHO YOU ARE IN THIS COUNTRY, NO MATTER WHETHER YOU COUNTRY, NO MATTER WHETHER YOU LIVE IN A RURAL COMMUNITY OR AN LIVE IN A RURAL COMMUNITY OR AN URBAN ONE THAT YOU CAN GET A URBAN ONE THAT YOU CAN GET A GREAT PUBLIC SCHOOL EDUCATION. GREAT PUBLIC SCHOOL EDUCATION. THESE TWO THINGS ARE NOT THESE TWO THINGS ARE NOT MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE. MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE. WE CAN BE HUMANE AND LIVE UP TO WE CAN BE HUMANE AND LIVE UP TO THE BEST OF OUR IDEALS WITH THE BEST OF OUR IDEALS WITH PEOPLE WHO ARE FLEEING DESPERATE PEOPLE WHO ARE FLEEING DESPERATE CIRCUMSTANCES AND TRYING TO FIND CIRCUMSTANCES AND TRYING TO FIND A BETTER LIFE AND TREAT THEM A BETTER LIFE AND TREAT THEM HUMANELY AND SOMETHING WE CAN BE HUMANELY AND SOMETHING WE CAN BE PROUD OF. PROUD OF. AND ALSO ENSURE THAT WE PROVIDE AND ALSO ENSURE THAT WE PROVIDE GREAT OPPORTUNITY AND AN GREAT OPPORTUNITY AND AN ECONOMIC BOOST TO PEOPLE AND ECONOMIC BOOST TO PEOPLE AND FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES. THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES. THAT’S WHAT I’M ABOUT AND WHY THAT’S WHAT I’M ABOUT AND WHY I’M RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT. I’M RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT. I WAS ONE OF THOSE AMERICANS I WAS ONE OF THOSE AMERICANS THAT GREW UP IN A FAMILY THAT THAT GREW UP IN A FAMILY THAT WAS STRUGGLING THAT KNOWS WHAT WAS STRUGGLING THAT KNOWS WHAT IT’S LIKE TO WONDER IF WE’LL BE IT’S LIKE TO WONDER IF WE’LL BE ABLE TO PAY THE RENT. ABLE TO PAY THE RENT. THAT GOES TO THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS THAT GOES TO THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND HAS ALSO BEEN ABLE TO AND HAS ALSO BEEN ABLE TO ACHIEVE MY DREAMS. ACHIEVE MY DREAMS. I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT NO I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT NO MATTER WHO YOU ARE YOU CAN MATTER WHO YOU ARE YOU CAN ACHIEVE YOUR DREAMS, TOO. ACHIEVE YOUR DREAMS, TOO.>>SECRETARY, YOU WERE THE>>SECRETARY, YOU WERE THE SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT SO IT IS A TOPIC YOU DEVELOPMENT SO IT IS A TOPIC YOU KNOW A LOT ABOUT AND A TOPIC KNOW A LOT ABOUT AND A TOPIC THAT WOULD REALLY HELP BRIDGE THAT WOULD REALLY HELP BRIDGE THE WEALTH GAP IN THIS COUNTRY. THE WEALTH GAP IN THIS COUNTRY. IT’S A BIG STRUGGLE. IT’S A BIG STRUGGLE. TODAY YOU’RE LAUNCHING A TODAY YOU’RE LAUNCHING A THREE-PART PLAN TO MAKE HOUSING THREE-PART PLAN TO MAKE HOUSING MORE AFFORDABLE AND TO END MORE AFFORDABLE AND TO END HOMELESSNESS INCLUDING EXPANDING HOMELESSNESS INCLUDING EXPANDING AND REFORMING THE HOUSING CHOICE AND REFORMING THE HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER PROGRAM, CREATING A VOUCHER PROGRAM, CREATING A RENTER’S TAX CREDIT, EXPANDING RENTER’S TAX CREDIT, EXPANDING PELL GRANTS TO COVER HOUSING, PELL GRANTS TO COVER HOUSING, EXPANDING ACCESS TO MENTAL EXPANDING ACCESS TO MENTAL HEALTH CARE. HEALTH CARE. YOU ARE RELEASING PART TWO NOW YOU ARE RELEASING PART TWO NOW WITH US I BELIEVE. WITH US I BELIEVE. WHAT IS THAT? WHAT IS THAT? WHAT DOES THAT ENTAIL? WHAT DOES THAT ENTAIL?>>WELL, PART TWO ACTUALLY>>WELL, PART TWO ACTUALLY INVOLVES THE FAIR HOUSING INVOLVES THE FAIR HOUSING COMPONENT OF THIS AND ALSO COMPONENT OF THIS AND ALSO MAKING SURE THAT WE’RE AWARE OF MAKING SURE THAT WE’RE AWARE OF HOW HOUSING PLAYS WITH OTHER HOW HOUSING PLAYS WITH OTHER IMPORTANT QUALITY OF LIFE ISSUES IMPORTANT QUALITY OF LIFE ISSUES LIKE THE ENVIRONMENT THAT YOU LIKE THE ENVIRONMENT THAT YOU GROW UP AROUND. GROW UP AROUND. I WAS JUST IN FLINT A FEW DAYS I WAS JUST IN FLINT A FEW DAYS AGO AND GOING BACK TO FLINT AND AGO AND GOING BACK TO FLINT AND LISTENING TO THE PROGRESS THAT’S LISTENING TO THE PROGRESS THAT’S BEEN MADE SINCE THE FLINT WATER BEEN MADE SINCE THE FLINT WATER CRISIS STARTED AND THE PROGRESS CRISIS STARTED AND THE PROGRESS THAT STILL NEEDS TO BE MADE WAS THAT STILL NEEDS TO BE MADE WAS A VERY POWERFUL REMINDER THAT A VERY POWERFUL REMINDER THAT TOO OFTEN TIMES WHERE SOMEBODY TOO OFTEN TIMES WHERE SOMEBODY LIVES DETERMINES SOMETHING IS LIVES DETERMINES SOMETHING IS STRAIGHT FORWARD BUT SIGNIFICANT STRAIGHT FORWARD BUT SIGNIFICANT AS WHETHER THEY HAVE CLEAN WATER AS WHETHER THEY HAVE CLEAN WATER TO DRINK OR CLEAN AIR TO TO DRINK OR CLEAN AIR TO BREATHE, SO WE WANT TO EMBRACE BREATHE, SO WE WANT TO EMBRACE POLICIES THAT ENSURE THAT NO POLICIES THAT ENSURE THAT NO MATTER WHAT NEIGHBORHOOD YOU MATTER WHAT NEIGHBORHOOD YOU LIVE IN THAT YOU HAVE CLEAN AIR, LIVE IN THAT YOU HAVE CLEAN AIR, YOU HAVE CLEAN WATER. YOU HAVE CLEAN WATER. THAT YOU DON’T, YOU KNOW, GET THAT YOU DON’T, YOU KNOW, GET ASTHMA OR SOME OTHER AFFLICTION ASTHMA OR SOME OTHER AFFLICTION BECAUSE OF WHERE YOU LIVE. BECAUSE OF WHERE YOU LIVE. THAT WE ADDRESS ALL OF THOSE THAT WE ADDRESS ALL OF THOSE THINGS BY CONNECTING THE DOTS OF THINGS BY CONNECTING THE DOTS OF POLICY IN A SMART WAY. POLICY IN A SMART WAY. IT ALSO SAYS, NO MATTER THE IT ALSO SAYS, NO MATTER THE COLOR OF YOUR SKIN OR YOUR COLOR OF YOUR SKIN OR YOUR GENDER IDENTITY OR YOUR SEXUAL GENDER IDENTITY OR YOUR SEXUAL ORIENTATION WHEN YOU GO OUT AND ORIENTATION WHEN YOU GO OUT AND YOU LOOK FOR AN APARTMENT, OR YOU LOOK FOR AN APARTMENT, OR YOU LOOK FOR A HOUSE, YOU SHOULD YOU LOOK FOR A HOUSE, YOU SHOULD BE TREATED THE SAME WAY NO BE TREATED THE SAME WAY NO MATTER WHO YOU ARE. MATTER WHO YOU ARE.>>HOW DO YOU PLAN TO PAY FOR>>HOW DO YOU PLAN TO PAY FOR ALL OF THIS? ALL OF THIS?>>WHAT IS THE QUESTION?>>WHAT IS THE QUESTION?>>HOW DO YOU PLAN TO PAY FOR>>HOW DO YOU PLAN TO PAY FOR THIS PLAN. THIS PLAN.>>YEAH, SO DURING THE COURSE OF>>YEAH, SO DURING THE COURSE OF THE CAMPAIGN, WE’RE GOING TO THE CAMPAIGN, WE’RE GOING TO RELEASE OUR PLAN ON HOW WE WOULD RELEASE OUR PLAN ON HOW WE WOULD PAY FOR NOT ONLY THIS HOUSING PAY FOR NOT ONLY THIS HOUSING PLAN BUT ALSO EDUCATION AND THE PLAN BUT ALSO EDUCATION AND THE OTHER PLANS THAT I’VE RELEASED OTHER PLANS THAT I’VE RELEASED BUT JUST TO GIVE YOU A PREVIEW, BUT JUST TO GIVE YOU A PREVIEW, NUMBER ONE, I WOULD REPEAL AND NUMBER ONE, I WOULD REPEAL AND REPLACE THE TRUMP TAX CUTS. REPLACE THE TRUMP TAX CUTS. THAT’S ONE PART OF IT. THAT’S ONE PART OF IT. BUT AS YOU KNOW IT IS NOT NEARLY BUT AS YOU KNOW IT IS NOT NEARLY ENOUGH. ENOUGH. SECONDLY, I WOULD CLOSE SOME OF SECONDLY, I WOULD CLOSE SOME OF THE MAJOR LOOPHOLES IN OUR TAX THE MAJOR LOOPHOLES IN OUR TAX CODE. CODE. I WOULD RAISE THE TOP MARGINAL I WOULD RAISE THE TOP MARGINAL TAX RATE. TAX RATE. AND THEN I WOULD LOOK FOR OTHER AND THEN I WOULD LOOK FOR OTHER WAYS THAT WE’VE CREATED REVENUE WAYS THAT WE’VE CREATED REVENUE TO FUND SOME OF THESE PROGRAMS TO FUND SOME OF THESE PROGRAMS THAT AREN’T NECESSARILY JUST IN THAT AREN’T NECESSARILY JUST IN THE TAX CODE. THE TAX CODE. A VERY GOOD EXAMPLE IS THE A VERY GOOD EXAMPLE IS THE NATIONAL HOUSING TRUST FUND, NATIONAL HOUSING TRUST FUND, WHICH I MENTIONED IN MY HOUSING WHICH I MENTIONED IN MY HOUSING PLAN. PLAN. THE NATIONAL HOUSING TRUST FUND THE NATIONAL HOUSING TRUST FUND IS FUNDED BY A TRANSACTION FEE IS FUNDED BY A TRANSACTION FEE ON THE GOVERNMENT SPONSORED ON THE GOVERNMENT SPONSORED ENTITIES, FANNIE MAE AND FREDDIE ENTITIES, FANNIE MAE AND FREDDIE MAC. MAC. EVERY TIME THEY DO A TRANSACTION EVERY TIME THEY DO A TRANSACTION A LITTLE BIT OF MONEY GOES INTO A LITTLE BIT OF MONEY GOES INTO A HOUSING TRUST FUND FOR PEOPLE A HOUSING TRUST FUND FOR PEOPLE THAT ARE EXTREMELY LOW INCOME. THAT ARE EXTREMELY LOW INCOME. BASICALLY, PEOPLE MAKING LESS BASICALLY, PEOPLE MAKING LESS THAN 30% OF AN AREA MEDIAN THAN 30% OF AN AREA MEDIAN INCOME. INCOME. THAT IS NOT DIRECTLY IN THE TAX THAT IS NOT DIRECTLY IN THE TAX CODE BUT THAT IS ONE INNOVATIVE CODE BUT THAT IS ONE INNOVATIVE WAY THAT WE CAN FUND A HOUSING WAY THAT WE CAN FUND A HOUSING PROGRAM. PROGRAM. I WOULD LOOK FOR THOSE