Arrival Ceremony for Australian Prime Minister CSPAN September 20, 2019 11:13am-11:48am EDT
>> australian prime minister scott morrison is in washington dc today and coming up in half an hour or so he and donald trump will hold a joint news conference at the white house. we will have live coverage on c-span2 starting at 11:45 eastern. this evening the president and first lady will host primus to morrison and his wife at a state dinner. we will see guests arrival and bring dinner toasts from donald trump and prime mister morrison. live coverage getting underway at 6:30 p.m. eastern on c-span and a reminder you can watch
online, c-span.org, or listen with the free c-span radio apps. earlier this morning there was an arrival ceremony at the white house welcome the prime minister and his wife. >> present arms! present arms! [hail to the chief] ♪ >> ladies in gentlemen, the president of the united states and mrs. trump. ♪
ceremonial! >> ceremonial! >> thank you. prime minister morrison, mrs. morrison, members of the australian delegation and distinguished guests, today we celebrate the long cherished and unwavering friendship between the united states and australia. the first lady and i are honored to welcome you and jennifer to the white house and we look forward to hosting you to a state dinner tonight in the rose garden. it will be quite something. the unbreakable bond between america and australia is rooted in eternal ties of history, culture and tradition. last year, our nations
commemorated 100 years since our gallon servicemembers fought together in world war i. today we vow to carry on the righteous legacy of our exceptional alliance. the close relationship between our two countries dates back to the earliest days of the american republic. in 1792 during george washington's first term the american ship philadelphia became the first foreign trading vessel to enter an australian port. in the coming decades american prospectors, whalers and merchants traveled to australia for opportunity and adventure. they found in your people a kindred spirit. americans and aussies are loyal, bold, independent, and very very resilient. with incredible optimism and
grit, our forefathers built homes and nations in land of endless beauty and possibility. together we share common customs, common values, common dreams, and common heroes. in the first world war our bond was sealed in blood at the battle of the mall in france. in the words of australian general john monash the events that took place there live forever in the annals of our respective nations. general monash that the operation and began the offensive on 4 july 1918 to honor the americans under his command. on it independence day the mighty rc and american forces charged uphill to push the enemy from the high ground and
retake strategically vital towns. in 93 minutes they liberated the village and helped turn the tide on the western front. it went very very quickly. as general monash later wrote, the americans were ever after received by the australians as blood brothers. since that day australians and americans have fought together side-by-side in every major conflict. in world war ii, the aussies held the line against ronil. for eight harrowing months, they sacrificed, our sailors, during the battle of coral see, 75 years ago rc pilots patrol the skies above normandy as we battled together to defeat the
nazis and rescue civilization. the united states and australia formalized our security alliance in 1951, decades later on september 10, 2001, right here at the white house our nation celebrated the 50th anniversary of that treaty. the next morning, september 11th, america was attacked, australia invoked the treaty's mutual defense commitment for the first time ever. in the weeks that followed as our beloved sons and daughters deployed to defend our freedom, we took comfort in knowing they would have australian warriors by their side. today on national prisoner of war recognition day, pledged to honor service members, to battle throughout the history. we work and pray for the day when all our heroes return
home. on behalf of every american i extend my profound thanks to the people of australia for sacrificing with us, and our shared fight against the menace of fascism, communism and radical islamic terrorism. in the past century the friendship between our nations have withstood the test of time on earth but also let our nations into the stars. this year the united states commemorated the 50th anniversary of the apollo 11 moon landing. today we give thanks to the nation of australia for its vital contributions to the extraordinary achievement. on july 20, 1969, when neil armstrong planted our great american flag on the face of the moon, the ground station broadcasting this iconic image
to the world was australian. together, our people laid down their lives to protect our civilization from tyranny. we pioneered some of the most remarkable advances in human history and every shared endeavor. we have shown the world what it truly means to be friends, mates, and allies. as we begin the next century of our truly extraordinary partnership, i know that america and australia remain forever united in defense of our liberty, sovereignty and most treasured values, thank you, god bless you, god bless australia, god bless the united states of america. thank you very much.
>> i just said to the president, thanks, made. mister president, mrs. trump, honored guests, distinguished guests, in this land of liberty, for the honor you have bestowed. with this extraordinary welcome, what we bring with us, the thanks and respect of 25 million australians, this great country of these united states of america, 50 years ago another australian prime minister visited the white house and he said there are too
many bonds between our two countries for any australian prime minister to feel that he is a stranger. so once again, as another prime minister returns to celebrate with you, one of our oldest, it is wonderful to be here. australians and americans had to understand each other like few other peoples and it is true that you and i established an understanding for which i am grateful. my friends, easier than hours. your respect for australia, your personal encouragement and the example afforded by your passion, a very easy connection. for a century as you have recounted we have done what is true friends do, stick by each other.
ronald reagan spoke about the truths and traditions that define the united states, australians share these truths and traditions. we see the world through the same lens. to the jungles of southeast asia and the pacific, and now the waters of the strait of hormuz, australians and americans continue to stand together. i remember of the story of a young american soldier in the first world war calling out to australian soldiers to attend to the wounded and an australian soldier replied in the blunt language of soldiers, he said yank, i will go. we are in this thing together.
mister president, australia -- he is a new yorker. mister president, australia might often look to the united states but we have never been a country that has been prepared to leave it to the united states. we don't. that is not our way. we pull our weight. our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor are found in willingness to stand for what we believe. we believe anthony roosevelt declared the national strength is found in the ability of citizens to live out their lives with self-restraint, common sense, the power of accepting individual responsibility and the ability to act in conjunction with others, courage and resolution. we believe in the capacity of
enterprise, free markets, for free and fair trade between nations together. we believe governments derive their power from the consent of the governed, the ballot box and democracy. and and these beliefs spurred this country, to rebuild the modern world. inspired the fascination, wonder and joy of the world's children through a little mouse who could whistle a tune. we took humanity to the moon and we are going back again. tore down a wall that separated liberty from oppression and engineered and built a digital
world that has connected humanity in a way we now can't imagine living without. america reminded the world that it can be done. the world is a better place because of this country living out its moral purpose. the world not just more secure but more prosperous as well. the new economies of the world, lifting hundreds of millions of poverty, do so because they first father united states do that first and supported them to follow. mister president, i know the leaders of all nations will indeed visit these homes known throughout the world and will be welcomed but you won't find a more steadfast framework than australia. it is a coincidence that the day pearl harbor was attacked, to build the embassy on the capital.
6 years later, on september 11th, another australian prime minister was in washington and pledged our country to stand with you against the architects of terror as we do to this day and president reagan welcomed another australian prime minister reminded us liberty is not any live -- inevitable state and no law guarantees that once achieved it will survive so we pledge ourselves here. at don of a second century of friendship between our nations to review and modernize our lives for a new century, to continue to be vigilant and strong and to build the economic strength that our world needs, that contributes to the peace and prosperity of all. whatever lies ahead in this century i know australia and the united states will go on to meet it with the same courage, the same daring, the same
[inaudible conversations] >> in a couple of moments we will be going live to the white house for a joint news conference with donald trump and australian prime ministers scott morrison. it was scheduled to start at 11:45 eastern, running a couple minutes behind but when it gets underway we will bring live coverage on c-span2. a short time ago the president did meet with the prime minister and afterwords spoke with the media and answered a few questions. here is what that looked like. >> would you consider 50% tariffs are 100% tariffs o