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SEAN HANNITY, HOST (voice-over): Tonight, Donald Trump lays out his plan to get this broken economy back on track.

DONALD TRUMP (R), PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE: We will open a new chapter in American prosperity, which is so desperately needed. We need a new chapter.

HANNITY: Former governor Rick Perry is here to react.

And Iran executes a nuclear scientist for allegedly spying for the United States. Senator Tom Cotton makes a startling revelation.

SEN. TOM COTTON (R), ARKANSAS: In the e-mails that were on Hillary Clinton's private server, there were conversations among her senior advisers about this gentleman.

HANNITY: Retired lieutenant general Mike Flynn weighs in tonight.

And the mainstream media continues their liberal spin, saying Donald Trump kicked a crying baby out of a rally.


TRUMP: The next day in the newspaper, it said, Trump throws baby out of arena. Terrible. No, they're very dishonest.

HANNITY: Tonight, the baby's mother is standing by Donald Trump. She's here to set the record straight.

Plus, Khizr Khan reportedly says Allah is making Trump slip up. We'll check in with Dr. Sebastian Gorka. He'll respond.

"Hannity" starts right here, right now.


HANNITY: Hello. Welcome to "Hannity." Tonight, the Trump campaign is switching gears. They're focusing on an issue very important to nearly every American, and that's the state of our economy.

Now, earlier today, Donald Trump unveiled his plan to spark GDP growth and wage increases, and while getting America's fiscal house in order and getting to balanced budgets. Watch this.


DONALD TRUMP (R), PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE: I am proposing an across-the-board income tax reduction, especially for middle income Americans. It will present a night and day contrast to the job-killing, tax-raising, poverty- inducing Obama/Clinton agenda.

All of our policies should be geared toward keeping jobs and wealth inside of the United States. Under my plan, no American company will pay more than 15 percent of their business income in taxes. We will make America grow again.


HANNITY: Joining us now with reaction, senior trade adviser to the Trump campaign, Dan DiMicco is with us, as well as Trump's national finance committee chairman member (sic), Anthony Scaramucci.

I'm going to go through numbers, where we were, where we are, and I want everyone to pay attention at home because if they're thinking about voting for Hillary, she wants to continue Donald Trump's (sic) policies. So let's look at the numbers, if we can.

The average employer-sponsored health care premium, OK, between 2009 and today -- look at this, single family, the amount up, 4,170 bucks per family. Remember you were supposed to keep your doctor, keep your plan, save on average $2,500 per family per year. Not the case.

The inflation-adjusted median household income, well, that's down 185 bucks between January 2009 and June of 2016. OK. Real dollars, real down. And you're paying more for insurance.

If you look at, for example, the national debt per person, in August of 2016, a whopping $59,783. By the time Obama leaves office, he will accumulate more debt than every other president, all 43 presidents before him combined.

You want to look at food stamps under Obama? Look at these numbers. In January of 2009, 31.9 million. Today, 44.39 million. Look at all the millions of Americans now on food stamps.

Labor force participation, the lowest number since the 1970s, and that means more people out of work. And they don't count those people in the unemployment numbers that you're fed every month because they don't count the chronically unemployed and those that have given up looking for work.

All right, let's talk a little bit about the black community. If you look at food stamp use for black Americans, it's up 58 percent. Labor force participation rate, 20 percent increase in the black community of those out of the labor force, staggering numbers and statistics.

If you look at the number of African-Americans in poverty, that's up 8 percent under Obama, 8.2 percent to be exact. Number of African-Americans, as I said, up by almost 20 percent that are out of the labor force. Home ownership rate for African-Americans is down 4.6 percent, by the way, the lowest home ownership rate in 51 years.

And this is the slowest recovery since the 1940s, for crying out loud! Median household income is also lower for African-Americans under Obama, as you can see up on the screen, 1.5 percent.

All right, so real simple. We have a doubling of the national debt. We have millions more in poverty and on food stamps, labor force participation lowest in all of these years. You have the worst recovery since the '40s, if you want to even call it a recovery, lowest home ownership in 51 years. Hillary's going to do the same. Why would...

ANTHONY SCARAMUCCI, TRUMP NATIONAL FINANCE COMMITTEE: You left out one thing, Sean. You've created more billionaires. So what typically happens in a left-leaning society is that the rich get very, very rich. They cipher (sic) off the top, and then the lower and middle class continues to struggle.

And so when you have left-leaning policies, you have to judge them by what they actually do, as opposed to their intentions. That's what Milton Friedman always said. So the plan a president -- the plan that Donald Trump...


SCARAMUCCI: ... is putting out is a brilliant plan because it inspires confidence. It's simple. It's easy to understand for the small business person, and it'll give people the opportunity to start consuming again, which will drive the consumption clock and growth in the United States.

HANNITY: Dan, let's look at what Trump laid out today. We'll put it up on the screen -- 15 percent corporate tax. I also like the idea of all these multinational corporations -- there's not millions, there's not billions, but there's trillions of dollars parked overseas that they won't bring back to this country because of the confiscatory taxation that they would face if they brought that money back.

You lower the rate, you incentivize them to bring it back, that means they'll invest in research and development. They'll invest in manufacturing centers. They'll invest in factories. That's jobs for Americans.

All right, 15 percent corporate tax, end the death tax, Renegotiate some bad trade deals like NAFTA, stop TPP, repeal and replace "Obama care" -- hopefully, competition will lower the amount of money families are now paying, up nearly $5,000 a year -- and lift energy restrictions. How many jobs could be created in the energy field alone, high-paying jobs?

And we have the benefit of national security because we're not counting on countries that hate our guts for that lifeblood of our economy.

DAN DIMICCO, SENIOR TRADE ADVISER TO THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN: Sean, everything you say is 100 percent accurate. The jobs are in the hundreds of thousands, if not millions.

One thing I'd like to say about Trump's speech today, the title of his speech was "An America first economic plan, winning the global competition." That's very key because what he has proposed in the four main principal areas he focused on of taxes, trade, regulatory reform and energy is all designed to work together to improve our ability to compete in the global economy, not to run from it, not to be isolationist, but to actually go out there and compete and win, and win in such a way that it benefits every American, not just the richest people in America and not just the multinational corporations. Most of America has been left behind.


DIMICCO: ... million people.

HANNITY: Trump talked about it today. Detroit, per capita income under $15,000, about half the national average. Forty percent of their city residents live in poverty, over two-and-a-half times the national average, Anthony. The unemployment rate, more than twice the national average. Half of all Detroit residents don't work. This is one of our greatest cities. You look at Detroit, Baltimore, all Democrat-run, and those cities tend to still vote Democratic!

SCARAMUCCI: Well, now because they're on the poverty maintenance dependency, Sean, and that's why they're voting Democratic because they know they're going to get that lucre (ph) from the government.

What you need to do in cities like that is create free enterprise zones, give them a school choice, which Mr. Trump talked about today, and create new infrastructure for them, and you'll see those cities regrow. That could be a very, very vibrant city in 10 years.

HANNITY: (INAUDIBLE) entire neighborhoods and consolidating services and...


SCARAMUCCI: But it's not the only city. You've got Newark right across the river. It could be New York, Sean, if we're not careful here.

HANNITY: Very scary. Thank you both. Dan, Anthony, thank you.

Joining us now with more, former 2016 Republican presidential candidate, former Texas governor Rick Perry. You know, Governor, I have often applauded the job creation in your state of Texas while you were governor. If we didn't include nationally the jobs created in Texas, there would have been net negative job growth in Obama's term in office.

How do you turn this around? What did you think of Trump's speech? And how do you compare it to the last eight years?

RICK PERRY (R-TX), FMR. GOV., FMR. PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: Well, it was spot on, and it was also simplistic, and I think that's really important. For almost 14 years, from 2001 through 2014, there was an experiment, if you will. The 12th largest economy in the world put tax policy into place, regulatory policies into place, public school policies into place, legal policies into place, and it exploded. And I'm talking about the state of Texas.

It exploded job creation-wise all across the sector, whether you were African-American, whether you were Hispanic, whether you were in the lower economic sector or whether you were at the top. You saw improvement. And that occurred because of competition.

We competed with these other 50 laboratories of innovation out there, the other states, and we won. And we won because we put tax policy, regulatory policy, doing exactly what Donald Trump is talking about doing, where America becomes a competitive place again.

All of that money that's offshore will flood back in here when you put a tax policy into place that is not confiscatory, as you call it, and you're absolutely correct with that. So this is a beautiful song for people that want to create jobs in this country.

HANNITY: You know, he pointed out something I have often pointed out. In New York, about 60 cents -- if you add federal taxes, FICA taxes, state taxes -- I live in the second highest property tax county in the country in New York. You add it all together, and sales tax and other hidden taxes, it's over 60 cents out of every dollar I make goes to government.

Donald Trump pointed out today that the average person pays 31.15 percent of their wages to income and payroll taxes. You add local and state taxes, that's another 10 percent, and the business tax rate is near 40 percent when you add in taxes at the state level, which makes the United States the highest business tax rate among major industrialized countries in the world.

If I was a multinational corporation, I wouldn't bring money here, would you?

PERRY: No, sir, and they're not. That's one of the reasons we see the offshoring that's occurring is because we're holding them up, and they know that they can't have a return on their investment.

Wouldn't it be great -- I think Americans agree that wouldn't it be great to have a president of the United States who actually put policies into place, devolved power out of Washington, D.C., back to these states, and let these states be competitive?

And at the international level, send a real message of, Listen, if you want to compete, America is fixing to be out there on the playing field with tax policy, regulatory policy. We're going to have public school policies that these states are going to be in charge of that are really going to create a skilled workforce. At that particular point in time, America explodes economically.

HANNITY: Governor, I contend that corporations don't pay taxes. Corporations pass those taxes on to we, the consumer.

PERRY: You're absolutely correct.

HANNITY: So the highest tax corporate rate -- highest corporate tax rates in the world means we, the consumer, are paying that much more for the goods and services that we buy, correct?

PERRY: Well, we drive these companies offshore. I mean, listen, they have a bottom line. And look at what happened in California. We went and recruited businesses out of California, and other states, too, but California was where the fishing was the best, and you fish where the fish are.

So when you overtax, overregulate and overlitigate, guess what? They're going to look for places to go, and that's exactly what Donald Trump's done. When you add the military side of this and building this military back up and securing this country, economics, military, securing the borders, securing this country -- that's what Americans are looking forward to.

HANNITY: You know, Donald Trump talked about 2,000 new regulations since Obama has been president. I used to see you a lot in New York. You came to New York and Rick Scott came to New York and Bobby Jindal came to New York because you were stealing New York businesses and saying, There's a better economic climate down in Texas.

How many businesses did you -- were you able to persuade to move down there?

PERRY: Well, there were a lot. I don't know what the exact number is, but during one period of time, Texas created more jobs -- and it was like a four or five-year period of time. Texas created more jobs than the rest of the country combined. It can happen to this country.

HANNITY: By the way, I give you credit. That's very clever. Come to my state. You're helping your state, and you're also helping the companies out because they're all saving money. And if we would do that nationally, we'd all make money!

PERRY: But you're also helping this country, and that's what this is really all about.

HANNITY: Yes, it is.

PERRY: You know, Hillary Clinton is about four more years of this stagnant economy that Barack Obama has put into place. I mean, he doesn't know how to create jobs because he's never created one in his life. I think it's time to have a president of the United States that understands how to do this.

HANNITY: All right, governor, good to see you. Thank you. Congratulations on that great success story.

Coming up -- Iran executes a nuclear scientist, the rogue regime in Tehran claiming he was spying for the U.S.



SEN. TOM COTTON (R), ARKANSAS: In the e-mails that were on Hillary Clinton's private server, there were conversations among her senior advisers about this gentleman.


HANNITY: Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas makes that stunning revelation,, and the Clinton campaign is in total spin mode. We'll check in with retired lieutenant general Mike Flynn. He'll weigh in on that.

And also later tonight...


DONALD TRUMP (R), PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE: The whole place is cracking up, and the next day in the newspaper, it said, Trump throws baby out of arena. Terrible. No, they're very dishonest.


HANNITY: Donald Trump calling out the abusive media bias out there, saying that he kicked a crying baby out of one of his rallies. In just a few minutes, you're going to hear from the mother of that infant. She's defending Trump.

Plus, a quick programming note. The 2016 Republican nominee will be here tomorrow night, 10:00 Eastern. Hope you'll join us.

Please stay with us.



HANNITY: And welcome back to "Hannity." So over the weekend, Iran announced it recently executed one of their nuclear scientists, Shahram Amiri. Now, the rogue regime in Tehran claimed that he was spying for the United States.

And yesterday, Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas made a stunning revelation about this man. Take a look.


SEN. TOM COTTON (R), ARKANSAS: You mentioned the Iranian scientist that was recently executed. Now, of course, I'm not going to comment on what he may or may not have done for the United States government. But in the e- mails that were on Hillary Clinton's private server, there were conversations among her senior advisers about this gentleman.

That goes to show just how reckless and careless her decision was to put that kind of highly classified information on a private server. I think her judgment is not suited to keep this country safe.


HANNITY: Now, as soon as that interview aired, the news spread quickly. The Drudge Report tweeted, quote, "Clinton e-mail led to execution in Iran," question mark, which Donald Trump re-tweeted. Now, the Clinton campaign firing back today, saying, quote, "The Trump campaign has never met a conspiracy theory it didn't like. He and his supporters continue to use increasingly desperate rhetoric to attack Hillary Clinton and make absurd accusations because they have no ideas for the American people. It's pretty remarkable to baselessly claim that Hillary Clinton is responsible for this tragic death."

Joining us now with reaction, the author of "The Field of Fight," retired lieutenant general Michael Flynn. I go right back to Tom Cotton's statement, and I'll read it again. He said, "But in the e-mails that were on Hillary Clinton's private server, there were conversations among her senior advisers about this gentleman."

OK, either they were or about this guy, or they weren't about this guy. And if they were, would that have possibly contributed to this guy's execution?

LT. GEN. MICHAEL FLYNN, U.S. ARMY (RET.): Yes. Sean, I mean, absolutely. You know, let's quit, you know, dancing around what we know is the truth here. The truth is, is that Hillary Clinton's extreme carelessness with the use of her unclassified e-mail devices and her unclassified server has placed people at risk around the world.

The cost that we -- the unknown cost right now, actually, is something that we're going to have to bear the brunt of for probably years to come. The human cost that we may have just seen in the hanging death of this Iranian nuclear scientist who returned to Iran and was publicly exposed in some e- mail traffic that Hillary Clinton's aides have used is just stunning.

I mean, there's going to be a cost here, and it's a cost to our country's national security. And it just shows the carelessness, the recklessness and the lack of accountability of a person who thinks that she should be the commander-in-chief of our country? Give me a break!

HANNITY: You know, I look at all this, and I look at what he said this weekend. This person had access to the country's secret and classified information, had linked to -- this is what Iran says, according to the AP - - Iran confirmed that he had been hanged for treason and spying, and that they said this person had access to the country's secret classified information, has been linked to our hostile and number-one enemy, America, the great Satan. A spokesman for the Iranian judiciary said, He provided the enemy with vital and secret information about the country.

So it would appear that this guy was working for us. It would appear that he was compromised and somehow was found out. Now, if Senator Cotton, pretty credible senator, says that he knows that, in fact, this information came from her server, do you make the connection? Is she responsible then by being reckless and irresponsible and not protecting that server for what happened here?

FLYNN: Sean, you know, here's what we know, OK? What we know is that Hillary Clinton, as defined by the director of the FBI, our own director of our own FBI -- described her as extremely careless with the use of personal devices to send and receive highly sensitive, classified, national security-related information. And the results of that are going to impact us, and they are going to have a cost -- an economic cost, as well as human cost.

And this recent example is likely one of those. And I applaud Senator Cotton for standing up to be counted. I mean, this is a -- you know, Hillary Clinton is just someone who is not accountable. She is -- she was reckless in her use of this means of communicating while she was the secretary of state of this country.

And I'm telling you that, you know, knowing what the possibilities are that she also exposed, there are going to be other untold costs that are going to come at the expense of our nation's national security.

HANNITY: What about -- let me play Tom Cotton from "FOX News Sunday" yesterday, talking about the money that was given to Iran. And we now have the confirmation of one of the hostages that that plane wasn't allowed to taxi and take off until that money landed, that plane landed. Let's go to Tom Cotton.


COTTON: It doesn't really matter what President Obama said. It matters what the Iranians think, and it matters what dictators and terrorists and gangsters all around the world think. And they clearly think that this was a ransom payment and that if they take an American hostage, then maybe they, too, will get a $400 million windfall in 500 euro notes on an unmarked plane. That's why it's so dangerous.


HANNITY: Doesn't this encourage other countries now to take Americans hostage because now America pays ransom?

FLYNN: Yes. The perceptional (ph) reality is sort of what Tom Cotton talked about. He's right. I mean, you know, it doesn't make any difference what the real deal was here, what the truth is. And frankly, it's hard to discern what the truth is from our current administration because they've been so dishonest on this issue with the whole Iranian nuclear deal.

So I mean, it doesn't make any difference. What it does is for the tyrants around the world -- and many of them I talk about in my book, Sean -- they will take advantage of the weakness that the United States of America is demonstrating and has demonstrated for the last eight years.

HANNITY: General, thank you. We appreciate your insight. Unbelievable.

Coming up next tonight on this busy news night on "Hannity"...


DONALD TRUMP (R), PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE: The whole place is cracking up, and the next day in the newspaper, it said, Trump throws baby out of arena. Terrible. No, they're very dishonest.


HANNITY: Donald Trump calls out the abusively biased mainstream media for the dishonest reporting. Guess what? Even the mother of the baby is now calling out the press for the terrible coverage. She'll join us tonight and explain what really happened.

Also, you've heard a lot about Khizr Khan, reportedly, you know, said Donald Trump is making mistakes because of Allah? Well, where's all the reporting on this? Dr. Gorka joins us, along with Robert Spencer (ph) as we continue.



DONALD TRUMP (R), PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE: I gently tell a woman that I love her baby and let the baby cry. It's OK. As the baby, that had a voice that was superior to Pavarotti -- but after about three or more minutes and I'm trying to speak -- and it was in Jacksonville. We had this massive, massive crowd, filled up the stadium.

And the baby's screaming. So I said, Ma'am, I'd like to reverse my order. Perhaps you can nicely take the baby out. Your baby's great. I did it so nicely. She was happy. Even the baby was happy. He stopped crying. The whole place is cracking up.

And the next day in the newspaper, it said, Trump throws baby out of arena. Terrible. No, they're very dishonest.


HANNITY: Donald Trump calling out the liberal mainstream media for saying he kicked a crying baby out of a rally. Now, the mother of that baby, Devan Ebert, is with us, and she's just as outraged as Donald Trump. She says the media, of course, has blown this way out of proportion and that Donald Trump did not kick her out of the rally. Devan is here to join us right now.

Devan, how are you?


HANNITY: OK, by the way, cute baby. Let's go to the original comment. And he had referred to the baby, talked about how much he likes babies. He made a big deal about the baby, didn't he?

EBERT: Yes. Yes, he did. He went on about it, and he was great. He was really great about it, actually.

HANNITY: All right, let's play it so our audience can be reminded.



TRUMP: Don't worry about that baby. I love babies. No. I love babies. I hear that baby crying, I like it. I like it! What a baby! What a beautiful baby. Don't worry. Don't worry. The mom's running around like -- don't worry about it, you know? It's young and beautiful and healthy, and that's what we want.

Actually, I was only kidding. You can get the baby out of here.


HANNITY: All right, clearly joking, clearly having fun with it. You didn't know this blew up until when?

EBERT: I actually didn't hear the comment until I got home that evening, turned on the news, and actually saw it on FOX News, actually.

HANNITY: Oh, great, that Donald Trump kicks baby out of rally. That's what it was saying?

EBERT: Yes. Yes.

HANNITY: Now, (INAUDIBLE) from your perspective, what was happening? How long did it go on? And you felt compelled to speak out. Why?

EBERT: Well, yes, because it was just so blown out of proportion. And really, I knew he was joking right from the beginning, and he made light of such a situation that normal -- you know, other mothers consider stressful themselves. So I mean, it was great that he provided that comic relief for me because it just really did take the stress off of it.


EBERT: And it was nice.

HANNITY: And you know, so you like Donald Trump. You went to his rally. You see how the media covers this. He's been making the case that the media is so abusively biased, and I agree with him. What did you learn in this experience?

EBERT: Don't trust what you hear the media reporting, obviously.


HANNITY: Yes. Something that I've been preaching for a lot of years here as I kind of feel at times a lone voice in the wilderness. How old's your little baby, by the way?

EBERT: He's a year-and-a-half.

HANNITY: That's awesome. Thank you, Devan.

Here with reaction, author, national syndicated columnist Cal Thomas, Trump campaign pollster and adviser Kellyanne Conway. Look at the comparison. You have Pat Smith speaks at the Republican convention. The liberal media, they're using her for political purposes, they ignore her speech, her criticisms of Hillary and the lies that Hillary told her. Khizr Khan speaks and we're going to have an investigation on him in a few minutes, and the media goes insane. How bad is this? I said in 2007, journalism is dead.