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Trump to Louisiana flood victims: I'm here to help

This is a rush transcript from "The Five," August 19, 2016. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

ERIC BOLLING, CO-HOST: Hello, everyone. I'm here Eric Bolling. I'm with Kimberly Guilfoyle, Juan Williams, Dana Perino, and Greg Gutfeld. It's 5 o'clock in New York City and this is "The Five."

Donald Trump is about to hold a rally in Dimondale, Michigan. He is expected to come to the podium any minute now. We're going to bring you his speech live, but we begin with a catastrophic flood in Louisiana.

Trump changed his schedule today to visit the storm-ravaged state with his running mate, Mike Pence.

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DONALD TRUMP, REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE: It's a great place. I've had a great history with Louisiana. They need a lot of help. What's happened here is incredible. Nobody understands how bad it is. It's really incredible. So I'm just here to help. Thank you.

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BOLLING: And still no sign of President Obama. He won't be prying himself away from the golf course in Martha's Vineyard until Tuesday to tour the damage. Quite ironic, because remember back in 2008, then Senator Obama chastised the Bush Administration for a slow response to Hurricane Katrina.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

THEN-SEN. BARACK OBAMA, D-ILL.: When the people of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast extended their hand for help, help was not there. When people looked up from the rooftops, for too long, they saw an empty sky. We can talk about what happened for a few days in 2005, and we should.

We can talk about levees that couldn't hold about a FEMA that seemed not just incompetent but paralyzed and powerless about a president who only saw the people from the window of an airplane instead of down here on the ground trying to provide comfort and aid.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

BOLLING: Eight years later as president himself, he hasn't even taken to a microphone to address the worst natural disaster since Superstorm Sandy.

KG, there are a couple of things here. Donald Trump changed his schedule, got down there. Obama hasn't. He's still in Martha's Vineyard. He decided now that he saw Trump down there that he is going to show up on Tuesday.

You know, he is going to have all the time in the world to vacation and golf in just a few short months.

KIMBERLY GUILFOYLE, CO-HOST: Yes.

BOLLING: Why isn't he down there?

GUILFOYLE: Yes. I mean we understand the importance of having time with your family, but also this is coming to the end of his presidency. I imagine he was going to go. He was getting around to it.

But yes, I think it was good that Donald Trump went, because one of the things that people were saying in polling is they couldn't quite imagine him or view him as being presidential.

Well, presidents go in times of great need and great strife and tragedy. And you go there to comfort people. You go there to make them feel that there is hope, that there is optimism and that there is help on the way.

So, I couldn't agree more with a presence there. I think very important that Trump went -- Clinton, right? I mean, she should go. And Obama, he's coming, so that I think is important.

BOLLING: Dana, first of all, you want to respond to Obama saying, you know, the hypocrisy of what he had said in 2008. You don't have to, if you want to break, if you don't. Or do you think President Obama is now deciding to go on Tuesday because of Donald Trump?

DANA PERINO, CO-HOST: Well, I think that the people of Louisiana have been clamoring for more attention on the terrible flooding there for about a week, and I'm sure you've probably seen the request, can you talk about this on "The Five"?

And I think we did one more thing about it this week about the football players that have been helping and Taylor Swift. So, there's a real desire for people to have attention. The reason they want the president to come and/or the candidates is because it gives them the attention they need.

So, they can get the help they need, in particular from the Red Cross. I think they have 40,000 homes now are destroyed and 12 lives have been lost. I try not to -- okay, Trump is about to talk, so...

BOLLING: Shut up, everybody.

PERINO: All right.

BOLLING: Shut up, everybody.

(BACKGROUND MUSIC PLAYING)

TRUMP: Thank you very much. Thank you. Thank you. What a crowd. Wow, look at that. Boy. What a crowd.

(CROWD CHEERING)

TRUMP: Thank you. Thank you very much. Thank you. We just set a record in this building folks, so that's good news. That's fantastic. Thank you.

(CROWD CHEERING)

TRUMP: I love Michigan and I must tell you come November, to be specific, November 8th, with your help, we are going to win, and we are going to win big.

(CROWD CHEERING)

TRUMP: And we are going to the White House and we are going to bring jobs back to our country and we are going to bring jobs back to Michigan.

(CROWD CHEERING)

TRUMP: It's going to be a victory for the people, a victory for the wage- earner, the factory worker. Remember this, a big, big victory for the factory worker. They haven't had those victories for a long time, a victory for every citizen and for all of the people whose voices have not been heard for many, many years. They're going to be heard again.

(CROWD CHEERING)

TRUMP: It will be a win for the voters, not for the pundits, not for the journalists, not for the lobbyists, not for the global special interests funding my opponent's campaign.

(CROWD CHEERING)

TRUMP: It's going to be your victory. These are hard times for many in this country. I just got back from a tour of the suffering and devastation in Louisiana. Perhaps you can tell by the way I'm dressed, just got off the plane. It was actually incredible.

The spirit of the people is incredible. The devastation, likewise, they've never seen anything like it, but the spirit of the people is incredible. And honestly, Obama ought to get off the golf course and get down there.

(CROWD CHEERING)

TRUMP: We mourn for the lives lost and we pledge our help, comfort and support to every last person in need. To the people of Louisiana, we are with you and we will always be with you.

(CROWD CHEERING)

TRUMP: In my vision, I saw not only the suffering of our people, but also their strength, courage, and really unbeatable spirit. Their spirit will overcome. We have a lot to overcome in our country, especially the fact that our jobs are being taken away from us and going to other lands, and we're not going to allow it to happen and especially it's happening right here in Michigan.

(CROWD CHEERING)

TRUMP: It's an amazing spirit that we will need to rebuild our country. It's that strength that we are going to need to create the new American future our children so much deserve.

(CROWD CHEERING)

TRUMP: In this new -- thank you. Thank you very much. In this new future, millions of workers on the sidelines will be returned to the workforce. And if I'm not elected president, that will never happen, believe me. They're talking to you, they're playing you, but believe me, you know the answer.

And I have to say that I've been talking about Michigan and the car industry and how your businesses and plants have been ripped out of your land, and I've been doing it for four years to the people of Michigan. Other people started talking about it last week. They're not going to do anything about it.

Crumbling roads, bridges and airports will be replaced with the infrastructure our country needs and deserves.

(CROWD CHEERING)

TRUMP: Families trapped in welfare will be provided with jobs and opportunity. Children stuck in failing government schools will be able to attend the school of their choice.

(CROWD CHEERING)

TRUMP: Government will become lean, effective, responsible and honest.

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TRUMP: Our border will be protected and our children will be safe very, very safe.

(CROWD CHEERING)

TRUMP: And we will build the wall. Don't worry about it, we will build the wall.

(CROWD CHEERING)

TRUMP: Law and order will be restored, and the poorest places in our country will know safety and peace again.

(CROWD CHEERING)

TRUMP: American values and cultures will be cherished, and I mean cherished and celebrated once again.

(CROWD CHEERING)

TRUMP: But to achieve this new American future, we must break free from the bitter failures of the past and reject the same insiders telling us the same old lies over and over and over again.

(CROWD CHEERING)

TRUMP: No group in America has been more harmed by Hillary Clinton's policies than African-Americans. No group. No group. If Hillary Clinton's goal was to inflict pain on the African American community, she could not have done a better job. It's a disgrace.

Tonight, I'm asking for the vote of every single African American citizen in this country who wants to see a better future.

(CROWD CHEERING)

TRUMP: The inner cities of our country have been run by the Democratic Party for more than 50 years. Their policies have produced only poverty, joblessness, failing schools and broken homes. It's time to hold Democratic politicians accountable for what they have done to these communities. At what point do we say enough?

(CROWD CHEERING)

TRUMP: At what point do we say enough?

(CROWD CHEERING)

TRUMP: It's time to hold failed leaders accountable for their results, not just their empty words over and over again. Look at what the Democratic Party has done to the city as an example, and there are many others, of Detroit -- 40% of Detroit's residents, 40% live in poverty.

Half of all Detroit residents do not work and cannot work and can't get a job. Detroit tops the list of most dangerous cities in terms of violent crime, number one. This is the legacy of the Democratic politicians who have run this city.

(CROWD CHEERING)

TRUMP: This is the result of the policy agenda embraced by crooked Hillary Clinton.

(CROWD CHEERING)

TRUMP: Thirty-three thousand emails gone.

(CROWD BOOING)

TRUMP: The only way to change results is to change leadership.

(CROWD CHEERING)

TRUMP: We can never fix our problems by relying on the same politicians who created our problems in the first place. A new future requires brand-new leadership.

(CROWD CHEERING)

TRUMP: Look how much African-American communities have suffered under Democratic control. To those I say the following, what do you have to lose by trying something new, like Trump?

(CROWD CHEERING)

TRUMP: What do you have to lose?

(CROWD CHEERING)

TRUMP: I say it again, what do you have to lose? Look, what do you have to lose? You're living in poverty, your schools are no good, you have no jobs, 58% of your youth is unemployed. What the hell do you have to lose?

(CROWD CHEERING)

TRUMP: And at the end of four years, I guarantee you that I will get over 95% of the African-American vote, I promise you, because I will produce -- I will produce for the inner cities and I will produce for the African- Americans. And the Democrats -- the Democrats will not produce, and all they've done is taken advantage of your vote. That's all they've done.

And once the election's over, they go back to their palaces in Washington, and you know what, they do nothing for you. Just remember it. So, you have nothing to lose. One thing we know for sure is that if you keep voting for the same people, you will keep getting the same, exactly the same result.

(CROWD CHEERING)

TRUMP: My administration will go to work for you as no one has ever done before. We will work. We will bring back jobs. We will work. By contrast, the one thing every item in Hillary Clinton's agenda has in common is that it takes jobs and opportunities away from African-American workers.

It takes jobs away from all workers because your companies are leaving Michigan. Your companies are leaving every single state in our union. They're going to Mexico. They're going everywhere but here.

(CROWD BOOING)

TRUMP: Hillary Clinton supports open borders.

(CROWD CHEERING)

TRUMP: Which means many things, but it means people pour in and they take your jobs, whether you like it or don't like it, they take your jobs. Her fierce opposition to school choice, you need choice. You have to get your children into good schools. You do that through competition. You need choice, her plan to massively raise taxes on small business and everyone, $1.3 trillion tax increase, whereas I'm cutting taxes very substantially for business and for the middle class.

(CROWD CHEERING)

TRUMP: Her tremendous opposition to American energy, the opposition is fierce and her record of giving our jobs away to many, many other countries. America must reject the bigotry of Hillary Clinton, who sees communities of color only as votes, not as human beings worthy of a better future.

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TRUMP: Hillary Clinton would rather provide a job to a refugee from overseas (OFF-MIKE) employ African-American youth (OFF MIKE) become refugees in their own country.

(CROWD CHEERING)

TRUMP: It's time to get our country back to work, and that includes an all- out effort to help young African-Americans get the good-paying jobs that they deserve. Hillary Clinton's plan would bring in an estimated 620,000 refugees in her first term at a lifetime benefit cost of some $400 billion to our country, according to the senate immigration subcommittee. Hillary Clinton wants to be America's Angela Merkel.

(CROWD BOOING)

TRUMP: By the way, for the price of supporting one refugee in the United States, we could support 12 in a safe zone in the Middle East or let's say Syria.

(CROWD CHEERING)

TRUMP: The improved refugee screening standards I have proposed will save countless billions of dollars. It's called extreme vetting -- extreme vetting.

(CROWD CHEERING)

TRUMP: We will invest a portion of the money saved in a jobs program for inner city youth. The African-American community has given so much to this country. They fought and died in every war since the revolution. They've lifted up the conscience of our nation in the long march towards civil rights. They've sacrificed so much for the national good.

Yet, nearly four in ten African-American children still live in poverty and 58%, as I said, of young African-Americans are not working. They cannot find a job. We must do better as a country. I refuse to believe that the future must be like the past. It won't be. Our future is going to be a great future for everyone -- for everyone.

(CROWD CHEERING)

TRUMP: In the Trump Administration, all workers of all colors will get priority for jobs in their own country, which is about time. I want higher wages for African-Americans, for Hispanic Americans and for all Americans, we want higher wages.

(CROWD CHEERING)

TRUMP: Many, many workers in our country are making substantially less money today in real wages than they made 18 years ago. They're working two jobs instead of one. They're working much harder as they get older, and it's supposed to be the opposite. We're going to stop it. We're going to create great jobs and we're going to get the wages up.

(CROWD CHEERING)

TRUMP: Hillary Clinton is a throwback to an ugly past where politicians preyed on our poorer citizens while selling them out for personal gain. Promises, promises, all talk no action, all talk no action politicians. They talk, talk, talk, you vote them in with great fanfare, and then they do nothing. With Trump, that's not going to happen. Believe me.

(CROWD CHEERING)

TRUMP: We must turn the page on yesterday. Only a change in leadership will produce a change in outcomes, and we can't take as a country four more years of Obama, and that's what you get with Hillary Clinton, but probably worse.

(CROWD BOOING)

TRUMP: In this new American future, American workers will always come first -- America first, always come first.

(CROWD CHEERING)

TRUMP: This will include a complete revitalization of the Michigan Manufacturing Sector. Now, you have to understand, the Michigan Manufacturing Sector is a disaster -- is a disaster. Look at your notes, look at your stats, look at what's happening to your state. You're losing your businesses. It's like taking candy away from a baby.

And many people in this audience right now that think you have jobs, you're going to find out very soon that your company is leaving for Mexico or some other place, and you're not going to have your job very long. And if Trump gets in, those days are over folks. Those days are over.

(CROWD CHEERING)

TRUMP: We will be bringing back our jobs to Michigan. There will be a very big price to pay for those companies that want to leave our land, go someplace else, manufacture their goods and sell them back with no retribution. It won't happen. There will be consequence.

(CROWD CHEERING)

TRUMP: It won't happen. It will not happen. Michigan lost more than one in four of its (OFF-MIKE) since (OFF-MIKE). As you know, NAFTA one of the worst trade bills in history, maybe, maybe the worst trade bill ever signed in the history of the world, not only in our country.

It's emptied out Michigan, it's emptied out New England, it's emptied out New York State, it's emptied out so many of our great companies. They leave and they fire. We end up with devastation. We end up with unemployment. We end up with nothing. The bill was signed by Bill Clinton.

(CROWD BOOING)

TRUMP: It was supported by Hillary Clinton.

(CROWD BOOING)

TRUMP: Right here in this community, you've lost one in seven manufacturing jobs since Bill Clinton put China into the World Trade Organization, another Hillary Clinton-backed deal. She backs all the deals. And by the way, she will be backing Trans-Pacific Partnership, TPP if she is elected. Just mark her words. Just remember, you know, it's going happen.

She considered it the gold standard. All of a sudden, when she heard me talking about it, she said I can't win this one, so she went against it. She'll go back immediately. And you saw that, when the Governor of Virginia, who's her friend, said that was going to happen.

Detroit lost more than one in three manufacturing jobs following the NAFTA and WTO agreements that were supported very strongly by my opponent. No industry has been hurt more by Hillary Clinton's policies than the automobile industry, or as we call it, the car industry. It has been a total disaster.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, before NAFTA went into effect, there were 285,000 autoworkers in Michigan. Today that number is down to only 160,000 and it's going to be a lot lower, because if you look at the massive plants being built right now in Mexico, car plants folks, you can kiss a lot of these jobs goodbye, but not with me, not with me. It won't happen.

(CROWD CHEERING)

TRUMP: In 2014, General Motors announced plans to double its investments in Mexico by 2018, not good. In April 2016, Ford Motor Company announced plans to invest another $1.6 billion constructing an auto plant in Mexico. Mexico will become the car capital of the world very, very quickly, and Michigan is going to end up with lots of empty buildings all over the place, unless you elect Donald Trump president, in which case, it's not going to happen.

(CROWD CHEERING)

TRUMP: The same month, Fiat Chrysler announced 1,300 layoffs. The list goes on and on. We will turn it around. We will turn it around fast. We will meet with these companies and we will say, it will not be easy for you to move your plant to Mexico, for you to sell your cars through what will be a very strong border, and for you not to pay tax on those cars coming in, okay?

And when we tell them that there will be a substantial tax on the cars that they make in Mexico and other places number one, they're not going to move in the first place, and number two, if they do, our country's going to make one heck of a lot of money.

(CROWD CHEERING)

TRUMP: But to save your jobs and to do all of the things that I'm talking about, we have to win on November 8th. The destruction that NAFTA started will be finished off if the Trans-Pacific Partnership is approved. It will be almost -- nothing's as bad as NAFTA, but it will be almost as bad as NAFTA.

We know from Hillary's closest friend that she's planning to ram through TPP, if she's elected. She even called it, as I said, the gold standard. Its passage would be a disaster for Michigan in particular, for the car industry in particular, for the people of Michigan. I won't let it happen.

(CROWD CHEERING)

TRUMP: According to the Economic Policy Institute, the United States trade deficit with the proposed TPP member countries cost over 1 million manufacturing jobs in our country in 2015. By far the biggest losses occurred in motor vehicles and parts, which lost nearly 740,000 -- think of that, 740,000 manufacturing jobs. Michigan ranks first for jobs lost as a share of state workforce due to trade deficit with TPP members. Just imagine how many more automobile jobs will be lost if Hillary gets her wish and approves TPP. It will not be pretty.

That's why I have announced that we will withdraw from the deal before that deal can ever, ever, ever happen.

I have previously laid out a detailed seven-point plan for trade reform, available on my website. It includes strong protections against currency manipulation from countries like China and tariffs against any nation that cheats by unfairly subsidizing their goods, of which many of them do.

My plan also includes a total renegotiation of NAFTA, so our jobs can come back! And if we can't make a much, much better deal than we have right now, we will walk.

I'm not in any way, shape or form an isolationist. I don't believe in it, but we have to make great deals for our country. We're losing, in our whole trade negotiation with all countries, over $800 billion a year. That's a trade deficit. Who negotiates these deals? We want great trade deals, and we will have them. But we want trade deals that work for America, that create jobs and wealth for our country, that work for the American worker. We want to shrink our almost $800 billion trade deficit. We don't want to expand it. And it's been expanding for years. For years and years. You look at the charts. Up, up, up, up, up.

And I say to myself so often, why don't they do something about it? And the reason is we have political hacks as our negotiators. We have politicians as our negotiators. We have politicians that are controlled, like Hillary Clinton, by her donors, her special interests and her lobbyists, and they won't let her do what's right for our workers and for our country.

We want to be leading the world in production, exports and manufacturing. We want jobs to leave from other countries and come into our country for a change.

Another major issue in this race is foreign policy. Hillary Clinton has made one bad foreign policy decision after another, beginning with the support for going to war in Iraq, and I opposed it so strongly. Nobody cared. I was a civilian, but I opposed it. I said you will have a total destabilization of the Middle East. It was such common sense, and look what happened.

Her tenure as secretary of state may be regarded as the most disastrous in United States history, but she is totally without remorse. Her failed decisions as secretary of state unleashed ISIS onto the world. But has she ever apologized for the death and destruction she has caused? No.

Look at the world before and after she became secretary of state. Pre- Hillary, in the early 2009s, Iraq was seeing a reduction in violence. Libya was somewhat stable. Syria was under control. The group we now know today, ISIS, was close to being extinguished. Iran was being choked by sanctions.

Now take a look at what we have. Fast-forward to the present time. After Hillary, here's what it looks like. Iraq is in total chaos. Syria is in the midst of a disastrous civil war; and a refugee crisis now threatens Europe and the United States, where we're taking in thousands and thousands and thousands of people. ISIS has been unleashed onto the entire world.

Iran, the world's top state sponsor of terrorism, has been put on the path to nuclear weapons, was given $400 million in ransom payment cash -- where they just yesterday caught Obama in yet another lie. Very much like you can keep your doctor, you can keep your plan. Obamacare a total disaster. It will be repealed. It will be replaced.

Hillary Clinton is a legacy of death, destruction and terrorism. America deserves a better legacy. All of you deserve a much, much better future.

I am the change agent. I am the change agent. I am your messenger, and I've said it many times. I am nothing more than your messenger. It's a message of strong defense, common sense, take care of our vets, great education, get rid of Common Core, great health care, get rid of Obamacare, save our Second Amendment, which is under tremendous siege right now.

Hillary Clinton is the defender of the status quo, or what we have. While our country lost badly under Hillary Clinton, she cashed in big time. Our country was losing; our people were losing, but she is cashing in.

Bill Clinton's speaking fees surged while Hillary was secretary of state. Bill was paid almost $50 million for speeches during her tenure, an increase in 44 percent over the previous four years.

And by the way, things came out today that blow everything away. Then there was all the money funneled into the Clinton Foundation from foreign governments and corporations. It was pay-for-play.

Yet, Hillary Clinton, who is indifferent to the suffering she has caused, has no remorse at all. She offers no apologies for selling government favors, no apologies for unleashing ISIS, no apologies for her open borders, no apologies for lying about her e-mails or about Benghazi.

The only way to learn the full depth of her public corruption is to read the 33,000 e-mails that she deleted. And the only way to get justice in this rigged system is to show up and vote on November 8, and vote big, big, big. And I will bring your jobs back.

So, are you ready to vote?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes!

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes!

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes!

TRUMP: And what about your future? Is it going to be great, good or terrible? Great.

So, if you're ready to vote for honest government and the honest government that you deserve, a Trump administration will end the corruption and restore integrity to government service. Remember, I'm funding my campaign. I'm spending tremendous amounts of money on running for office. I'm raising money for the Republican Party and the Republican National Committee, which I think is doing a very good job, but I'll tell you more about that on November 8. I'll let you know if they do a good job or if they do not such a good job, but I think they're going to do a great job.

No one will be above the law. In a Trump administration, the State Department will work for the country, not for Hillary Clinton's donors. And I will work for you, and I will work for no one else. I will work for you. I will never lie to you. I will never put any other interests before you, and I will never, ever stop fighting for you. Never. The government will work for the people again.

That means we are only going to admit individuals into our country who support our values, and we're not going to issue visas where adequate screening controls take place. We are going to make sure that we have total screening. And without it, we cannot continue to have our government run like this.

We will also seek to join in partnership with any nation that wishes to join us in defeating and destroying ISIS.

At home, taxes will go down, especially for -- look, I mean, it's going to go down for a lot of people. For business, they're going down. Businesses are going to flourish. They're going to come pouring back. But taxes will go down, especially for middle-income Americans. And small business rates will be lowered to 15 percent, so we can put millions of new jobs into our poorest neighborhoods.

As I said, Obamacare will be repealed and replaced. Voters, not special interests, will be in charge, finally.

We are going to bring our country together again. We have a divided country. It's totally divided. The era of division will be replaced with a future of unity, total unity. We will love each other. We will have one country. Everybody will work together. We are going to do it by emphasizing what we all have in common as Americans.

It's time to break with the failures of the past and to fight for every last child in this country to have the better future they deserve. In my administration, every American will be treated equally, protected equally and honored equally. We will reject bigotry and hatred and oppression in all of its forms and seek a new future built on our common culture and values as one American people.

This is the change I am promising to all of you: an honest government with low taxes, a thriving economy, and a just society for each and every American. It's time to vote for a new American future. Together we will make America wealthy again; we will make America united again; we will make America proud again; we will make America safe again; and we will make America great again!

God bless you. Thank you. Thank you very much, Michigan. Thank you.

BOLLING: All right, so, you just listened to about a 41-minute speech from Donald Trump in Dimondale, Michigan, which is about a few miles just, I believe, southwest of Lansing, Michigan.

I would say that's one of his better speeches. I was kind of energized. I think it's interesting that he went into Michigan. He went to places that a lot of Republicans won't go. But early on in the speech, one of the lines that stood out -- you know, Obama and the Democrats have failed inner city blacks, and he said, "What do you have for lose?" And for me, Juan, that is a compelling argument.

WILLIAMS: It is a compelling argument. In fact, I wrote a book called "Enough" about this argument, but the thing is, it's coming from Donald Trump. And as I said to you earlier in the week, Eric, there's no reservoir of trust.

And the second part to this is he's giving this speech to almost all-white audiences, and he's talking to white America about black America, as if we've got to fix this problem. He's not talking to people in terms of how we can work together. So, he's finger-pointing. He's blaming Democrats. He's blaming Hillary Clinton. I don't think it comes across as sincere.

BOLLING: He is talking to the American population, though. I mean, he may be coming from Lansing, just outside of Lansing, which has a high black population, as well.

WILLIAMS: They weren't in the audience.

BOLLING: There's 1,200 people in this town. Greg, go ahead.

GUTFELD: It struck me as Trump's greatest hits. You know, he had Obamacare. He hit the wall. He hit Hillary and jobs and ISIS. It's like, if he's Van Halen, he started with, you know, "Running with the Devil," went "Panama," "Ain't Talking about Love" and then he did "You Really Got Me." He stayed away from songs like "Jump" or "Just a Gigolo," the solo stuff. He gave the people what they wanted. It was very strong. I've heard it all before, but it seemed like it was more cohesive perhaps, and more, I guess, more emotional?

WILLIAMS: We couldn't tell if he was on prompter, by the way.

GUTFELD: No. That's a good thing!

GUILFOYLE: Which he was, and...

WILLIAMS: If that's the -- if that's the test, he did well.

GUILFOYLE: Right. Well, that's what we were saying at the table, and Dana, when you asked, "Wait a second. Is he on prompter?" He actually -- he sounded very good. The delivery was excellent. He was hitting all the notes and seemed very confident and comfortable in his own skin.

And like you said, Greg, he hit all the points that he needed to take. I personally liked the outreach to minorities, to the African-American community, talking about -- and Dana, you said, you had mentioned, right, this before about what do you have to lose? Like, try and go for it; try and get them engaged.

BOLLING: Dana.

PERINO: Well, I think that the speech is fine to me, but I think earlier in the day when he was in Louisiana, one of the things I had said and I kind of got some -- razzed by it by Chris Stirewalt, is I said I think it would be good for him to give the media something else to cover besides just giving speeches either at rallies or at events where he's at a podium, behind a podium, the flag's behind him.

So, when he went to Louisiana today and he was outside and he was there, all the media was covering that, and the visuals are so important in a presidential election. So I thought that he had a pretty good day.

BOLLING: All right. We're going to leave it there, because we have a lot more come, coming up just after the break.

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GUILFOYLE: All right. Welcome back to "The Five." And you were just listening moments ago, yes, to our commentaries to presidential candidate Donald Trump's speech. New American future. And the crowd giving him a hearty and welcome response. And many applause lines in that speech.

We're going to take it around the table to discuss sort of our thoughts on how we think he did. Did he hit the points that he needed to hit -- Greg.

GUTFELD: It is -- I just want to address the fact that it is, literally, a new future for him, now that Paul Manafort is out. He has more managers now than Costco. And right now, that pounding sound you're hearing right now is Corey Lewandowski doing victory laps around his water bed at Trump Tower.

GUILFOYLE: Water bed, yes.

WILLIAMS: Whoa.

GUILFOYLE: OK. Dana.

PERINO: Corey Lewandowski said today, "I'm so tired of winning."

GUTFELD: Yes.

PERINO: I mean, it was a wild week for Donald Trump. I think that so many highs and lows through any week. With the new team of Bannon, but also I think Kellyanne Conway. She's a respected pollster. She knows all about him, because she did a lot of the polling when she worked for Ted Cruz.

GUILFOYLE: Yes.

PERINO: And so she knows how to help him be a better candidate. And you might be seeing that, as evidenced today.

GUILFOYLE: Absolutely. All right. Bolling. You thought it was a great speech.

BOLLING: Yes, I think it was fantastic. I think it's a new -- call it a new campaign, starting last night, which was a very -- it's received as one of the better speeches he's given. And then it kind of got stepped on with the Paul Manafort news this morning.

And he comes back with this one. And I think this is his best -- I agree with Dana, I think this is Kellyanne Conway all over, because she's very capable. And she's going to be good for him. And a lot of Steve Bannon in there, too. You saw a lot of, as Greg pointed out, the greatest hits going forward. And those polls -- the polls are so important, you know? Because I'm sure they're going to start to tighten now.

PERINO: They might.

BOLLING: I'm kidding -- I'm just...

PERINO: And if they do, we should be proud of that.

GUILFOYLE: Ripping off Perino's talking points, boys.

BOLLING: But in all sincerity.

PERINO: The rally was huge. I mean...

GUILFOYLE: Don't be distracted by the polls.

BOLLING: If you're a Trump supporter, you have to be happy with this new Donald Trump.

GUTFELD: But for how long?

PERINO: Hold your breath.

GUTFELD: I remember -- remember there was a new Donald Trump about four months ago? You can't -- you can't change somebody at 70. If that's who you are, that's who you are.

PERINO: And people like who he is.

GUTFELD: He just needs somebody to make the best person out of him.

WILLIAMS: You are missing the whole point.

GUTFELD: What?

WILLIAMS: This is hummable Trump. That's the new thing now. Crooked Hillary, this is humble Trump.

GUILFOYLE: Well, that's (UNINTELLIGIBLE) by Eric Bolling today.

WILLIAMS: Donald Trump yesterday said, "You know what? I made some mistakes. I'm sorry if I offended people." He didn't quite say, "I'm sorry."

PERINO: NO. He said, "I'm sorry you were offended. By something I said that was true."

WILLIAMS: Somebody told me today there's a meme called "Sorry, not sorry."

GUILFOYLE: That he regrets it.

WILLIAMS: But you think that -- as hard as Greg was saying for a guy that -- he's a zebra. He's not going to change his stripes, you know. If he's a leopard, you know, his spots are in there. This is who he is.

PERINO: What if he's a leopard/zebra combo?

WILLIAMS: It could be. But I think that, when you combine the statement of, well, you know, maybe Kellyanne Conway got in his head and said, you know, "You need to really do better," not just with men, although he's not even doing that well with white men, even, these days. But you really have to buck up with the women. So you need to show some empathy. I think...

GUTFELD: I think that's sexist.

WILLIAMS: ... that comes through in the speech today about black people. I think it comes through from visiting down in Louisiana.

GUTFELD: It's sexist, because you're assuming that Kellyanne is responsible for the softer tone that we're hearing from Trump, assuming that it takes a woman to do that. It may not be her.

Roger that.

GUILFOYLE: Oh, my God.

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BOLLING: Kellyanne, she is an intelligent softer-spoken person and happens to be a female.

WILLIAMS: No, no, no. I'm saying eventually over the years that's what Kellyanne does for Republican politicians.

GUILFOYLE: Why? Why, Greg?

GUTFELD: It's a phrase, "roger that." Like I agree. People read too much into the things I say.

GUILFOYLE: That is nice. Final thoughts.

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PERINO: Welcome back to the last 49 seconds of "The Five." We have a couple things to announce. Greg, you have something?

GUTFELD: "Greg Gutfeld Show," 10 p.m. Saturday. It's going to be a big one. We've got Tyrus (ph). We've got Kennedy. We've got Joey Jones, Guy Bentsen. It's going to blow your face off.

PERINO: Looking forward to that. Eric, you had something?

BOLLING: Very quickly, FOXNews.com opinion piece, new piece up on Hillary's health. You may want to read that one.

PERINO: Oh, my goodness.

GUTFELD: I hope it's not conspiracy-laden.

PERINO: All right. Kimberly.

GUILFOYLE: Yes. I'm going to be in for Greta tonight from 7 to 8 p.m. Eastern. I do hope you join me there.

WILLIAMS: And you know what? If you want to watch "FOX News Sunday," Ben Carson's there. I'll be there, but watch Carson.

PERINO: I am actually going to the beach. So...

Set your DVR so you never miss an episode of "The Five."

GUTFELD: Watch her at the beach.

PERINO: That's it for us. Have a great weekend, everyone. "Special Report" is next. Five seconds to spare.

GUTFELD: Good.

WILLIAMS: Ahh.

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