Republican National Convention CSPAN July 21, 2016 7:30pm-12:01am EDT
that racism continues to wound and destroy the lives of many in this land to instability received at the grocery store or on college campuses, we know that we will only be a great nation when we are a good nation. when every citizen is fully vested in the promise of citizenship and shares in the opportunities of this great land. we know that it is not right when lives are destroyed by addiction, when our justice system favor some punishes other, when children and women are trafficked in our streets or when people are denigrated because of who they are, or whom they love. we know that it is not right when we stand in the streets and
shout insults at each other, when we attacked those who risk their lives to protect us, when we harden our hearts to those we call the enemy, when we can no longer find common ground upon which we can build a better , eternalorgive us god god, hope of all who call out to you, worked for our leaders who have been entrusted to act on our behalf. remind us that as we wielded great power, we also bear great responsibility. remind us that each of our lives matters, our voice, our example, our values and our service. may we each beatific point where the world swings from what is to what it can be. you by different names, we may pray in different languages, we
>> please welcome back tony perkins. [applause] >> ladies and gentlemen, you may be seated. i'm here speaking tonight in my personal capacity, not on behalf of any of the nonprofit organizations that i lead. we have gathered here in cleveland to select the republican nominee for president and we have accomplished that mission. donald trump is the nominee of the republican party. [cheering]
and i will be voting for donald trump in november and i will urge my fellow americans to do the same. [cheering] allow me to explain why. tonight we focus on making america one again. in the pledge that we just recited, we said we are one nation under god. congress added the words under god to the pledge of allegiance in 1954. the context in which those words were added as instructed, the cold war has begun, as a nation we face an existential threat, you might remember children practice the art of dr. and cover in classrooms across the country fearing nuclear attacks. the threat to our nation's survival was real. it was just as real than as it is today. the difference is that president eisenhower knew where to place
america's trust and upon hearing a sermon by reverend george dockery, president eisenhower prompted congress to adopt the words under god. reverend dr. jihad pointed to the words of the first -- reverend dockery pointed to the words of the first group, lincoln said under god people shall know a new birth of freedom. a lot has changed since then. but the source of america's hope and future has not. it is found in the same place andy as it was in 1863 1954, under god. [cheering] but my friends are -- freedoms that appeal to unite under god has been under study assault. this is why we must stop those in our government and our courts
to have either in principle or practice attempted to remove these two words under god and all that they mean from public life here in america. [applause] nominees toicial his running mate, to the party platform and the policies it promotes, donald trump has committed to upholding and protecting the first freedom and therefore our ability -- [cheering] ability asre our citizens to unite our nation once again under god. let us go forth from here and do that work. thank you and god bless you. [cheering] >> i think what people should
know about donald trump is that he cares and appreciates people more than he is given credit for. >> i can tell you that usually the first thing out of my mouth is that i'm proud to work for the trump amateur i'm proud to work for the trump organization. >> i've never seen a difference between a female and a male within our company. if you look at the trump organization, i would say that there are more females than males. organization has more minorities and female executives than any organization or firm for which i've ever worked. >> a tremendous amount of spots ability. mentored me throughout the process. always extremely available, supportive of me but i had my daughter four years ago. and he istor to many kind and i think that is something that doesn't necessarily get out there as much as it should. he is a kind person who loves to help people.
i think one of mr. trumps greatest talents is being able to see within you what your strengths are. strength that you may not have even address within yourself. lot out of his employees and that is why he is so successful. he makes you want to work harder. >> he draws people to excel. he finds talented people that they don't know existed sometimes. i think that is incredibly inspired. he is inspiring. >> always had a knack for finding the right talent and matching that person with the right position and that person being extremely successful. >> he extracts the most from people because people want to measure up to his expectations. he sees things beyond what i think the average person does.
thinking big, he has an ability to clearly negotiate, get deals done. >> he is someone who gets things done and attacks a challenge which, again, is something a lot of people shy away from. >> he's always coming ahead of schedule and other project -- under budget on all the projects and i expect him to do the same for this country. >> the man is a machine. he wakes up, loves what he does, he is so passionate about what he does and he works harder than anyone i know. >> i think of mr. trump in terms of very demanding, and size of but strategic thinker, high expectations, they always say in business, you are what you deliver, not what you promise. i know for a fact that he is going to deliver everything that he says and that is what he has and he his company's will continue to be beer he will
[cheering] >> please welcome the president university, jerry falwell junior. >> i'm so honored and humbled to be here tonight. in 1984, a father stood at this convention and offered the opening prayer before our party's candidate, ronald reagan , went on to accept the nomination and win in a landslide. [cheering] a little over 30 years later, i stand here with the sincerest
prayer that history is about to repeat itself with the election of donald j trump. [cheering] you know, most of our nation's elders had strong face as i do in our lord and savior, jesus christ. [cheering] my family has lived in virginia since the 1500s and lynchburg, virginia since 1834. my wife is a descendent of george washington's family. every day i drive past the summer home of thomas jefferson who wrote in the declaration of we are endowed by our creator with certain unalienable rights and among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. [cheering] fathers envisioned a government that existed only
to protect these god-given rights and a nation governed by citizen legislators. the most effective policies whose -- politicians whenever career politicians, but surveyors, architects, ministers, farmers, if this men and even actors who are successful in the private sector before serving in government. donald trump follows in this rich tradition. he has created jobs for thousands and is one of the greatest visionaries of our time. [cheering] i first supported mr. drum after i spent 20 years as a young lawyer working with my father to restore liberty university to financial health. since 2007, liberty has become the most largest and less prosperous christian university in the world.
i'm convinced that donald trump can work the same magic for a nation with $19 trillion in debt. [cheering] have grown toi love and respect the trumps for other reasons. we have never met such a genuine and loving family, i truly america's. trump is blue-collar billionaire. [cheering] he is down to earth, loves america and the american people. and aa true patriot champion of the common man. mr. trump has added a plank to this party platform to repeal irs rules sponsored by lyndon johnson in 1954 barring churches and nonprofit from expressing
political free speech. [cheering] conservative universities and churches have been investigated while authorities have to often turned a blind eye towards liberal groups, including universities were left-wing ideology is so pervasive that they have an effect become democratic voter indoctrination camps. thet me, the repeal of johnson amendment will create a huge revolution for conservative christians and for free speech. [cheering] we are at a crossroads where our first priority must be saving our nation. behind donald trump and mike pence. [cheering]
if you are a conservative, a decision not to vote or to vote for a third-party candidate is a de facto vote for hillary clinton. [cheering] if hillary clinton is allowed to appoint the next supreme court justices, that in itself could be a fatal blow to our republic. on the other hand, a vote for donald trump is a vote to uphold the second amendment right to bear arms. [cheering] a vote for donald trump is a bus to stop iran, and nation committed to the destruction of the state of israel from becoming a nuclear power. a vote for donald trump is a vote to appoint conservative pro-life justices to the supreme
court. [cheering] in the days before my father passed away, he joked with cnn that he dreamed that chelsea clinton had interviewed him about the 30 greatest threats -- three greatest threat facing the nation. he replied that they are osama, mama., and yo' [cheering] well, osama is now gone, obama has six months left -- [cheering] and the only way to make america again is to tell chelsea's mama you are fired.
[cheering] that isonly way to do to elect donald trump and might hence president and vice president of the united states. president and vice president of the united states. [cheering] thank you and god bless you and god bless america! [cheering] >> from arizona, please welcome sheriff joe arpaio. [cheering] >> thank you. thank you, arizona. chairman robert graham, thank you. thank you. thank you.
[cheering] have spent 55 years in law years and have , thes regarded my work mission is critical, but my most important mission has just begun, to help elect donald trump. [cheering] president of the united states. [cheering] the stakes are high. we need a strong leader who will stand up for america and put the interest of her citizens first. unfortunately, we are losing the battle. we're the only country in the world whose immigration system puts the needs of other nations ahead of ours. we are more concerned with the rights of illegal aliens and
criminals family are with rejecting our own country. [cheering] -- protecting our own country. that must change. we need a leader who will protect our borders and enforce our laws because a nation without borders and a nation without laws is no nation at all. [cheering] ever, we mustthan respect the police. [cheering] tools andve them the the support they need to do their jobs. government levels of must have our backs as they risk their lives everything ok to perform their jobs and protect our citizens.
years has who for 35 been a top one fourth the official living and working on both sides of the border, i can about theirsthand dangers of illegal immigration and drugs. we have terrorists coming over our borders. infiltrating our communities and causing massive destruction and mayhem. we have criminals and detergent or weak border -- penetrating our weak border system and committing crimes. i'm supporting donald trump because he is a leader. [cheering] he produces results. he is the only candidate for president ready to get tough in order to protect americans. [cheering]
i have thoughts on the front lines to prevent illegal immigration and i know donald trump will stand with me and other proud americans to secure our borders. [cheering] .onald trump will build a wall [cheering] and restore law and order and keep drugs and illegal immigrants from entering into our country. [cheering] i will never forget donald trump and what he did for my wife. for 59en married to eva years. [cheering]
, she wasg the campaign diagnosed with cancer. nationalre going on tv, donald trump called my wife and talk to her for five minutes. subsequent trips, he never forgot to think of my wife. and call her. he did not have to get my support through his kindness to my wife because i was already hooked. [cheering] let's elect a leader who will stand up for america. [cheering] and protect our borders. support law enforcement. [cheering] and the military! [cheering]
so, unite our country. [cheering] let's elect donald trump! [cheering] thank you. [cheering] please welcome pastor mark byrne. >> hello, republicans! [cheering] are you ready to elect the next president of these united states of america? [cheering] i'm pastor mark earns from the great state of south carolina.
[cheering] and listen, republicans, it is so important that we come together to defeat hillary baitingand those race democrats. [cheering] yep. and those democrats will do whatever it takes to keep us americans focusing on the colors that divide us and not the color s that unite us. [cheering] why?ou know , she isshe is afraid afraid, because she knows that
together we will never allow hillary clinton to become the next president of the united states of america. [cheering] never ever. [cheering] never! ever! in the white house as the president of united. [cheering] party, ipublican support donald trump and under a donald trump administration, all lives matter! [cheering] all lives! [cheering] all lives! [cheering] lies, whitens black
this feelingreed of deprivation. [applause] ourthis is true in many of patients underprivileged communities. urbanprotest an odor -- city centers are born out of this kind of desperation. but the thing is, the way that we can stop the problem and to eliminate this kind of desperation is to create good renewal -- economic ! [cheering] urban revitalization and opportunities for job training and long-term solutions. that would solve the problem in our cities around the country! [cheering]
that we as republicans, we are determining right now today that we are determined more than ever to listen to the cries of the disenfranchised, the low income, community,-american, we will solve the problems together, together, together! [cheering] together. shout together! >> together! >> i know without a shadow of a doubt that donald j trump will make sure that all americans will have jobs. [cheering]
why, because donald tomp is not going to pander any race. his heart is for the human race. [cheering] together, not as black americans or black americans or brown americans, yellow americans, or read americans but just as . [cheering] together as americans we will get to the promised land. [cheering] in the promised land is a place
where jobs have returned back to the country. in congress agrees -- and the matter -- the matter what terrorist group tries to destroy our lives, we will rise from the ashes. [cheering] we will never die. we will always thrive. you know why? because we are the united states of america! [cheering] and despite the color you were born with, here in america, the only color that matters other
colors of the red, white -- >> and blue! [cheering] earns it withmark my lovely wife tomorrow and our beautiful baby, i invite everyone of you to help me elect the next president of united states of america, donald j trump! shout trump! trump!p trump trump [cheering] >> please welcome businessman and pro football hall of famer frank tarkenton.
[cheering] >> thank you very much. pastor mark earns was back in the green room with me and he was so quiet. [laughter] he was humble he was in prayer and i put my hand on his head and his shoulder and his heart and i said, losing up. -- loosen up. after hearing him back there, i bought my good friend peyton manning and it gets the defense and is yelling omaha! tonight, i'm yelling help! somewhere weere have some minnesota viking fans. [cheering] we have some new york giant fan somewhere. week? -- don't we?
[cheering] bulldogs?me georgia go dogs! [mixed reaction] packers something for fans. i have something for you. a great story. the most revered coaching legend in the history of the national football league is vincent lombardi. a tough as nails american, loudly and boisterous and he took the packers, a forlorn team in the 50's and they were broken and did not win and he made them into a world championship team year after year. but as great as he was, he did not always win. there is a video on that it's been out there for years, it tells a story of lumbar to --
lombardi. he is on the sidelines. he paces lambeau field sidelined like a caged tiger. the packers cannot do anything right this day. and vince lombardi was going crazy. he screams at his players running off the field and he says, what the hell is going on out here? right now i look at america and i need to ask, what the hell is going on here? [cheering] the most anemic recovery in modern history. and washington is broken for everybody. at least broken for everybody who does not make their living inside the beltway. here?he hell is going on we are stuck in frustration. mired in anger and fear. as a quarterback, for 18 years,
my mission was simple, it was to make my teammates better. of course i made a fortune playing football. in 1951, my first year i made $12,500. job. an off-season i became a small business owner. owner, il business feel connected to the millions of americans in this vital center of our economy. let's get to the facts. small business america is the heart and soul of the opportunity. the facts are that 40%, listen to this, he percent of 530,000 start ups each month are started by african-americans. hispanics or asians. almost a third of small businesses in america started by immigrants. and nearly 40% by women. but the thing is, small businesses have been surviving not because of government
policies, that in spite of them. [cheering] a these past eight years. high taxes, stagnant regulations, practically no access to credit. i ask, what the hell is going on here? me, what could happen in our nation if 27 million job creating enterprises were suddenly empowered and set free in every neighborhood to grow and build and contribute even more? i believe it all comes down to leadership. whether it is been some party years ago are the great nick , i canf alabama today tell you by simple words, what every great leader does, a
leader gets stuff done. [cheering] for 48own donald trump years and like those other leaders, i've known for sure that he gets stuff done. [cheering] he is a builder. ,e understands that teams when individuals do not. he builds great teams. donald trump is a proven leader. a team builder. getld trump knows how to the best out of people, how to be a teammate. i've watched him over those 48 years succeed wildly. i've watched and fail because all of us fail. i've watched him get back up because he never quits. i truly believe that donald trump can provide the leadership
that will help us all make america great again. [cheering] make it great. make it great for everyone. let's go. you people out there, let's go. game -- ein this -- win this game together. let's go make america great again. thank you and good night. [cheering] >> please give a warm welcome for brock mealer. [cheering]
>> christmas eve, 2007. my parents, my younger brother, his girlfriend, we were driving to church. a car ran a stop sign and crashed into us. and hollismy hero, died that night. i entered a .5 hours of surgery. when i awoke, the surgeon came into my room with more devastating news, my spinal cord damage was about the worst team ever seen and i would likely never walk again. even a 1% chance was overly optimistic. but the 1% was only needed. through it all, i have faith in jesus christ. [cheering] i believed in myself and try to
make that 1% a reality. 1% afully, god made that reality. his well, not mine. [cheering] he blessed me with football coaches, gave me a fighting chance. blessed -- his blessing and they will need from the ohio state university! [cheering] and i went on to be cheered by university of michigan fans as a lead the wolverines onto the field. [cheering] he blessed me with my beautiful wife. we walked on the aisle together. he gave me was of the blessings. this very moment is a testament to god work in all things for the good. things for the good. [cheering]
guess who else was told he had a 1% chance? a company that analyzes polling data for cnn predicted last year that donald trump had a 1% chance of winning the republican nomination for president. [cheering] trump, welcome to the club. i defied the odds but i cannot do it on my own. donald trump can do it alone either. he needs our help and support. just as michigan was willing to adopt a buckeye for a cause greater than ourselves, we can unite behind donald trump to make america one again. [cheering] now, i want to turn it over to it fell ohio state graduate who really knows how to unite a team , coach bobby knight. [cheering] >> i'm proud to be a part of
and hello to everyone here tonight and do all of you who are watching us at home, on iphones and on twitter. welcome. [cheering] i have a question for you, do you, do you want to help make america one again? [cheering] you!e hear [cheering] all right. ofhave all had enough bloated budgets, unkept promises and pointless redlines. we've had enough division and enough he did rhetoric that serves to only drive a wedge between us and our neighbor. 401(k)s, our our bills get bigger in our taxes go
up and our paycheck shrinks. in short, the american people have had it. [cheering] and they are ready for change. ready for someone to take the reins and bring us together. [cheering] someone that can get the job done for us larry the cable guy would say, let's git 'r'done. there is someone who can come in ahead of schedule and under budget who has seen the bottom line and negotiated the cost and dealt something to last. who knows that this
country is not full of -- our who knows that this nation is full of citizens who want a leader who knows the sure route to prosperity, who inspires, who knows that forership is a hard fought and not a subject line in an e-mail. why asking all of you to join me tonight and electing donald trump as president of the united states. [cheering] donald trump has the skills required to lead this nation, a diverse nation and he can help our people achieve greatness. he believes in the american lived theuse he has
american dream. the desire for greatness is not new. president lincoln stood right here in this very city 155 years ago with a call for us to bind together or parish apart. listen to his words. if all do not join now to save the good ship of the union, nobody will have a chance to pilot her on another. [cheering] again we find our nation in desperate need of true leadership, desperate need of unity, the last eight years have been a challenge. to our national and household budget, to our constitution and
to the men and women who give their lives and their sacred protect the constitution and protect us. we know that donald trump is a leader who are seeing challenges, he has solved problems and delivered results. some of our nation's greatest leaders have been people who have worked in the real world who know firsthand how cumbersome rules and unnecessary regulation get in the way of greatness. president who knows that leadership is not as it appears but as it performs. who has seen something through from beginning to completion, who looks at the mundane and sees magnificence. after all, that is the magic of
this country. every day people with big ideas they try toams and complete them, not only can they change our skyline, they can change the world. [cheering] leadership is not about lines on a resume, gender, race, zip lineage, hard, feelings are not qualified for leadership. leadership is a record of performance and accomplishment. and teambuilding. that is leadership you can trust. [cheering] we americans are bound together by the shared desire for faith,
family, freedom, hope, and opportunity. we want a president who believes that you, not washington,. who believes that you have the right to preserve your version of the american dream. [cheering] i do too, believe, that america is on the edge of great and mighty things. we need a president who understands this and understand this is about freedom and freedom's causes and unite us, not divide us. [cheering] let me ask you another question, are you with me? [cheering] trump-pence 2016?
[cheering] together we can get the country building, working, jobs come back, our community grows and it seemed leaders actually lead and together, with you and with trump-pence 2016, we will be great again, we will be one again. thank you. [cheering] god bless! [cheering] >> please give a warm welcome for governor mary fallin. [cheering] >> oklahoma loves new york, too! thank you. all right, america.
are you ready for change? me too! up in a small town in oklahoma. it was one of those all-american towns where everyone watches high school football on friday night and neighbors take care of neighbors. we understood poverty. but it was not a destiny that was inevitable, we were optimistic about our future and we knew we could succeed with hard work, a good education and faith in god. [cheering] there weren't very many opportunities are young women, but we did have a rate role model, a woman there, my mom. mayor, my mom. [cheering] she taught me that if i worked hard, i could be anything. and i took that lesson to heart
and eventually became the first female governor of the state of oklahoma. [cheering] in my community, there was a sense of optimism and determination that our community and our country could be better. for everyone. when thet a time shadow of institutional discrimination fell over much of our country, there was no shortage of african-american light, black oklahomans civil rights leader clay looper it was successfully integrating schools across the state and winning the fight for respect and opportunity. [cheering] when i look back on my childhood, my america, i don't see a perfect place, but we were
united by a simple belief that no matter who you were or where you came from, better days were ahead for america. [cheering] today, i'm afraid we are losing that sense of unity and optimism. tecumseh,n towns like but across this land. our country is divided. our people are afraid. and our spirits are nearly broken. but we can't lose that hopelessness and have it become the new normal. in america, we will not. [cheering] i believe the american people are longing for the american dream where they can get a fair shake in life and an opportunity to succeed.
againt make america one and restore the strength of our nation. [cheering] and it is no secret, donald trump is bold, tenacious, courageous and even an outspoken leader. [cheering] and he knows how to create jobs and successful businesses. and he speakseas truth to power. he is a man who will get this country on the right track, who believes in peace through strength and will protect america against radical islamic terrorists who streak -- see to destroy our nation. [cheering] united time and time again on our core values. read him, individual liberty and
justice for all people. the principles which made our country great and which it was founded upon. unapologetically stands for those values. [cheering] we are one in our belief that america must address the national debt, not by increasing taxes, but by increasing opportunities. [cheering] we are one in our belief that we must protect our borders and promote fair trade that puts american workers first. [cheering] beliefare one in our that we must stand with our allies like israel, a beacon of freedom and democracy in the middle east. [cheering]
beliefare one in our that we must respect our military, veterans, and law enforcement who sacrifice keeps us safe and free. [cheering] and we are one in our belief preciousy life is race and faith and including the lives of unborn children. [cheering] as a party, we don't agree 100% on everything, that is ok. we don't have to. as ronald reagan once said, the person who agrees to do 80% of -- agrees with you 80% of the
time as a friend and ally. by every american who believes in these principles and longs for an end to division and wants to make america one again to join us in electing donald trump as president of the united states. [cheering] thank you and may god bless you all. god bless america! [cheering] please welcome the head of trump, dr.icans for lisa shin. [cheering] lisa shin and i deeply humbled and honored to speak to you as a national
delegate from the great state of new mexico. [cheering] i am a christian, a wife, and a mother. have been in private practice as an optometrist for the past 19 years. i am a korean american. i am very proud to be a supporter of the next president of the united states, donald j trump. [cheering] over 40 years ago, my parents left south korea to come to america. they knew that america was an exceptional and generous country were immigrants could become american citizens. [cheering]
participate in american democracy and live the american dream. [cheering] knew america was the land of opportunity and freedom where immigrants could succeed and prosper. so they swore an oath to support and defend the constitution. [cheering] parents endured countless hardships and made tremendous sacrifices to pursue the drea and they never imagined that one day their daughter would be speaking to you today. this is the beauty of the american dream. [cheering] to do and be the unimaginable. [cheering] hillary clinton is a direct
threat to the american dream. [cheering] her proposals would be utterly devastating to our economy. her dangerous ideology undermines our democracy and freedom. she represents everything that is wrong with the system. [cheering] cronyismt, corruption, and a total lack of accountability. [cheering] with extreme carelessness she has compromised our national security and our safety. [cheering] with contempt, she has flouted the rule of law that we rely on for justice and order and peace. she is overwhelmingly lost the
trust of the american people. she is not qualified to be our next president. she is unfit to be the commander-in-chief of the brave men and women who sacrificed so much to fight for our country. [cheering] there is only one presidential candidate will preserve the american dream that our parents and grandparents envisioned for us. there is only one candidate who will ensure a more prosperous and safe and secure future for our children and grandchildren. there is only one candidate who will defend the core principles that this great country was founded upon. there's only one candidate who will protect, stand with, and
fight for we, the american people. [cheering] only one clear choice for america and that choices donald j trump. [cheering] thank you. [cheering] >> my phone was ringing. my data was on the phone. he goes, a lot of guys might not come home today. i love you, go to work. i will see later. >> i was in jail for prostitution and paraphernalia. my mother passed away. i was not allowed to go to her funeral. >> my parents came from mexico, they always told me education is the key to success.
day,will never forget the august 25, 2014, we finally had a diagnosis. she is on the spectrum, has autism. my parents came here much like many people who migrate from another country, did not speak the like. did not understand the culture. >> i realized there was a bigger picture here and running to be involved. >> i've had this up tiffany and realize and realize i do not have to live like this. >> i thought there must be other people out there who are going to the same situations and i needed to be a voice for them. andhe value of perseverance understanding that you have to work hard and earn everything that you want. i push myself. i was the first one out of my entire family to graduate college. because i wanted an opportunity to make a difference in my community. >> very proud to be a fellow. i've artie started organizing
within my neighborhood. >> i joined the roy program. they did with the tools i needed to be a better leader in the community and to get back. >> a lot of the things we're doing here in the community, it showed us more than that. how to bring it together. >> i got involved with the republican leadership initiative simply because i wanted to be the best version of myself. working with the 2016 public and leadership initiative allowed me to cultivate, and allowed me to cultivate everyone around me. >> for the next generation earning it the hard way. >> for all the moms make it work. >> trailblazers. >> to all you second cancers, welcome. where you lead, others will follow.
-- typhoon. >> 2014 was a historic year for republicans. the rnc made it possible. >> we look at this and said what do we have to do to win? >> i knew that north carolina would be one of the state that made the majority. >> the rubber republicans will take control of the -- republicans will take control of the senate. >> make this work. ran, it was to help the future of the country. you have the best fishing in the world, but without the appropriate mechanics, he don't get to realize that mission. on from west virginia, i want to be able to personalize and had a flex ability to run a campaign that will win in my state. the rnc recognizes that. the rnc being able to work
closely with the campaign, i would -- think it avoids the trap that many times we fall into, the cookie-cutter approach where this will work and i, able work everywhere. not necessarily. >> and little-known state senator from a rural part of iowa. the rnc committed from day one to getting out the absentee voters. >> the rnc may concerted effort to make the presence happen. there was no daylight between our campaign between the hispanic outreach taking place, a full-time presence in the field. >> with the rnc help, we had a lot of resources available to us. and support. we knocked on more doors and we have ever knocked on before. made one million phone calls. it could not have done it without the rnc. compete inoing to every state because being a blue state is not a permanent diagnosis.
>> i think he has it right. we need to start having people on the ground immediately. the rnc is able to court nate and work with the campaigns unlike virtually any other entity. >> with the rnc, they are making sure the root of the system is necessary for real success. not for election cycles, but permanently. the rnc has done a good job of making sure america knows we mean business. >> where the gold standard and we're going to set the standard even higher to make sure we win in 2016. >> we have to develop the best technology for the best minds and trained volunteers and candidates with the modern tools to succeed. >> the rnc has been doing it for many years. i think reince priebus has done a great job. they have good people. >> there is no limit to what we as a hearty can call this together. accomplishcan
together. let's put a republican president back in the white house together. [cheering] usa! usa! >> please welcome back chairman previous -- reince priebus. [cheering] >> thank you. thank you. [cheering] thank you. to the people of cleveland, we say thank you for your hospitality. [cheering] in my wife sally, i love you. thank you for everything you do to me. i stand before this convention tonight as a chairman of the
party that is carrying the torch of liberty. we are the party of the open doors. to some people, and some presidents, america is just another country. two republicans, america is the greatest nation on earth. [cheering] america,apologize for we celebrate america. no bill, no break [cheering] at every level, republican state for aspiration and achievement. we stand for peace and prosperity. we stand for freedom and fairness. these values have inspired people the world over. ever since we won our prison -- freedom two centuries ago, these diets feel the sacrifices for and normandynsburg and falluja. these values for the fight for equality in birmingham anselmo. selma.
it is clear that the republican party is the only party willing to fight for these bodies and lead america to greatness in the 21st century. [cheering] secret, the dirty little that democrats don't want you to know is that they are the same party doing the same old thing. next week, they're going to trot out the same old democrats with the same old message running the same old candidate. ideas ine party of new a changing and faster world than ever before. [cheering] democrats depend on superdelegates and bureaucrats to sneak their agenda through the back door. we are the party of the grassroots. we honor what the voters say. democrats want to put labor union bosses in charge of our schools. limit our choices. and feed our kids a steady diet of the left-wing propaganda.
>> boo! >> we know every child matters in the classroom is not an assembly line. it is time to give the power back to parents and break school choice, a quick our children with the schools they need for college, careers, and life. [cheering] democrats want health care choices in the hands of politicians. we want health care choices in the hands of patients. democrats want washington to impose a one-size-fits-all policy on everybody. peoplean independent deserves individual solutions. what separates republicans from democrats is our belief in better. we believe in better schools, a better health care system, a
better economy which rewards hard work no matter where or when you punch the clock. believe in all, we better chance at the american dream for everyone. [cheering] the republican party will not stop until that becomes a reality. [cheering] to stopwhy we need hillary clinton. [cheering] a clinton presidency only means more debt, more obamacare and more hard-working families never seeing a race. italy clinton is given the chance, she will stack the deck with the supreme court, activists, left-wing judges who would treat the constitution like a doormat. >> boo! >> you can kiss your gun rights behind -- goodbye if you -- she
ever finds her way into the white house. and foreign policy come a clinton presidency means forgetting our friends and enabling our enemies. disastrous iran deal. which lined the pockets of the world's number one state sponsor of terrorism with your money while abandoning our greatest ally in the middle east, the nation of israel. watch isis began to spread its wings of evil over the middle east. and she has spent the last 16 months looking in the eyes of the american people and line ng about how lyi recklessly to jeopardize the american people, our national security with her secret e-mail server. she lied. boo!
she lied over and over and over. she lied! >> lock her up! lock her up! >> she lied. worst of all, perhaps worst of all hillary clinton has perfected the art of politics for personal gain. rules as ethics carefully as americans read their junk mail. just look at her track record. she used her post as the secretary of state to grease the wheels for democrat lobbyists, special interests and political insiders connected to the corrupt clinton machine. her family foundation took millions of dollars in donations
from countries notorious for human rights abuses and finally monday -- money to radical islamic terrorists. for hillary clinton, the oval office is just another cash cow. >> boo! i have one word for all of this hypocrisy and corruption, enough. americans have had enough. enough of a government that play favorites to the well-connected. the have had enough of clayton excuses, cronyism and coverups. they have had enough of the corrupt deals. americans have had enough. [cheering] this election is our chance to stop it and donald trump is the right man to lead that charge!
[cheering] you all know, he has brought millions of new voters to our party because he is listening to americans who are anxious about a country which has lost its way. donald trump was to bring jobs back from overseas and hold companies who want to send them a broad accountable. going to stop illegal immigration and make sure our government puts american citizens first! [cheering] families are the lifeblood of our country. we can't thrive as a nation unless they are thriving. a lot of have not seen a bigger paycheck in a very long time. sured trump was to make you can pay the mortgage, put gas in the car can't buy new
cars -- clothes for the first day of school. donald trump is committed to getting terrorists hard and making the safety of every man, woman and child in america his number one priority. [cheering] no more negotiating with terrorists. if they want to take us down, we are going to take them down. [cheering] and, he will protect the second amendment and every other right guaranteed in the constitution by approving and appointing conservative justices to the supreme court. [cheering] importantly, he is going to protect the lives of the unborn. [cheering] i have a message to america, hold on. with donald trump
and mike pence, america is ready for a comeback after almost a decade of lincoln-obama values. -- clinton-obama failures. i would to a close by telling you a story of american greatness. liam knutson was a danish immigrant who started out working in a shipyard and living in a boarding house. he knew america promised limitless opportunity and was determined to make the most of it. he developed his talents for industrial engineering and worked his way up at general motors. by 1937, he had become the president of the company. 1940, the government asked him to get america's factory -- sectors on a wartime footing. and so cars and trucks come america's great manufacturers were probably making tanks and planes. for this and more of us responsibly -- enormous responsibly, he made one dollar per year.
he did not do it for the money, he was motivated by a duty to keep america free from tyranny. he set aside the job of leading one of the largest companies in america so he could help save the world. at the end of the war, the war department official told him you have never done anything for yourself, only for your country. you have never spared yourself. like william gibson, we cannot spare ourselves either, economic freedom believes in the american dream, a strong defense, putting country first, those values are under assault from hillary clinton and the rest of the democratic party. life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness is not just a tagline for a bumper sticker, it is our american legacy and our response ability to save it and strengthen it for our children and grandchildren. god did not put us here by
accident. this is our moment. to set a new course for in america as strong and confident as we have ever been. let's stand united as republicans. let's stop hillary clinton. let's get to work. expand the american -- republican majority. let's elect donald trump resident. [cheering] thank you and god bless you! [cheering] ♪ ♪
but neither is donald trump. he is a builder and it is time to rebuild america. [cheering] where i work in silicon valley, it is hard to see where america has gone wrong. my industry has made a lot of progress in computers, software and of course it has made a lot of money. but silicon valley is a small place. drive out to sacramento or even across the bridge to oakland and you will not see the same prosperity. that is just how small it is. across the country, wages are flat. americans get paid less today than 10 years ago. but health care and college tuition costs more every year. meanwhile, wall street bankers inflate bubbles in everything from government bonds hillary clinton speaking fees. [cheering] our economy is broken.
if you are watching me right now, you understand this at her than any politician in washington dc. and you know this is not the dream we look forward to. back when my parents came to america looking for that dream, they found it right here in cleveland. [cheering] here as aht me one-year-old and this is where i became an american. opportunity was everywhere. my data studied engineering at case western reserve university. just down the road from where we are now. 1968, the world high-tech capital was not just one city, all of america was high-tech. remember this, but our government was once high-tech too.when i moved it
cleveland, defense research was laying the foundations for the internet. the apollo program was just about to put a man on the moon. and it was the armstrong from right here in ohio -- neil armstrong from right here in ohio. today our government is broken. usenuclear bases still floppy disks. our newest fighter jet can't even fly in the ring. -- rain and it would be. kindest in the government software works poorly because much of the time it does not even work at all. decline foraggering the country that completed the manhattan project. we don't accept such incompetence in silicon valley and we must not accept it from our government. [cheering]
instead of going to mars, we have invaded the middle east. we don't need to see heller clinton deleted e-mails, her competence is in plain sight. incompetence is in plain sight. [cheering] she pushed for a war in libya and today it is a training ground for isis. on this most important issue, donald trump is right. to end the era of stupid wars and rebuild our country. [cheering] great was a kid, the debate was about how to defeat the soviet union. and we won. are told that the great debate is about who gets to use which bathroom.
this is a distraction from our real problems. who cares? [cheering] of course, every american has a unique identity. i am proud to be gay. i'm proud to be a republican. [cheering] most of all, i'm proud to be an american. [cheering] i don't pretend to agree with every plank in our party platform, but state culture wars only distract us from our economic decline. nobody in this race is being honest about it except donald
trump. [cheering] while it is fitting to talk about who we are, today it is more important to remember where we came from. for me that it's cleveland. the bright future as promised. when donald trump asks us to make america great again, he is not suggesting a return to the past. he is running to lead us back to the bright future. tonight, i urge all of my fellow americans to stand up and vote for donald trump. [cheering] thank you. >> my grandfather always said, the most important thing in life is to love what you are doing because that is the only way he will ever be good at it. my grandfather was fiercely
ambitious. a workaholic. he made my father and his siblings watch him as he worked construction sites. that is how we talk to him. my father carried a passion for learning to the wharton school of finance. , he set hisuated sights on manhattan. my grandfather cannot understand why. he had been successful in brooklyn and queens and thought my father should follow in his footsteps. to my father, manhattan was the epicenter of the world. it was center stage. it was where he wanted to make his name. eyes onather first laid the commodore hotel in the heart of new york city, at 42nd street next to grand central station, he knew the rundown property have the potential to be a crown jewel. the turning point came when my father decided to purchase the greatest single piece of real estate in her city. working from his apartment every day, he would pass an 11 story building at the corner of 57 street and -- it would to become the iconic trump tower.
timing is everything. the $209 58unveiled story apartment retail topics. it was the cornerstone of my plan.r's global and -- trump international hotel and tower, trump soho, mara lago, the post office, my father has both an acquired properties all over the world. scotland, dubai, canada, penama, brazil. everything my brother does -- father does is first class. he loves building the greatest projects in the world. and you love what you do, you apparently do it better. .t does not feel like work his passion is contagious and it motivates people around him. when my father's proudest accomplishments with them a grandfather lived to witness the root of his success. he lived to see our name transformed. since then, not a day goes by that my father does not wish my grandfather was here to see the brand rise to global excellence.
dominated the world of luxury hotels. omitting the world of golf and now, the world of politics. my grandfather was a patriotic american. i know he would get a kick out of seeing his son except the republican nomination for president of the united states. not people have the opportunity to work alongside their children. but my father has been blessed to not only for us, but to also teach us what my grandfather had taught him. and now, as he takes the greatest up in his life, all that he has worked for so hard will be in very capable hands with us. my father struck a nerve with the american people. people who never cared about the election or voted before, rushing to his rallies, success has taught my father that anything is possible. even where others have failed, his vision can prosper. america has been my father everything coming kernel family, successful company, and the ability to employ thousands of hard-working people every day. father pays toy
keep making deals come up deals on behalf of this country. around the clock. it is time for my father to use all that life has taught him to bring our country act -- back. [cheering] >> please welcome the founder and executive chairman of colony barack. tom tom: this is a wow. i feel like the anchovy on ivnak a's cesar salad. i know you're salivating. before i start, i have to tell you a funny story. for sure i was a little bit nervous. i have a great uncle in beirut who is an unbelievable international lawyer and ora tortor. you've got to help -- orator. i said you've got to help me.
i'm a little bit nervous. so can you give me some advice. he said, why would they have you? [laughter] i said that's not exactly what i need. i need to be pumped up. i'm nervous. i need some confidence. don't do this to me. ok. ok. give me two minutes, let me think. i've got it. i've got it. you're just like a deceased at an irish wake. i said you mean, i'm that good? he said no, you need to get things started but nobody expects you to say very much. so with that, i want to start. and i'm here because donald trump is one of my closest friends for 40 years. and i'm the son of a very humble lebanese grocer from culver city, california. where's california? cheers and applause]
yes. and i'm here because of the amazing magic elixer that happened between the d.n.a. of a thousand civilization from the lavat and the beauty tapped wonder and the opportunity of america that puts all of us here in this rap chure of the american dream for me to be here friend,to talk about my my partner and the future president of the united states, donald trump. [cheers and applause] so what i'm going to do is something different. you're going to hate me for it because you're not going to hear one negative thing out of my mouth. i have nothing negative thing to say about hillary. i have only amazing things to tell you about donald.
[applause] because this man is good enough. he's tough enough. he's smart enough and he's well versed enough to do it on his own merits. we don't need to go any place else. so what i want to do is spend a little time talking to you about the messenger, the man. without his armor, without his weaponry, walking down the tunnel into the arena, who is he? what is he made out of? so if we start an easy place to find him is in his children. and you've all had the great opportunity to see his kids over the last couple of days. what do you think of that? cheers and applause]
and the litmus test is in the children. my mother used to say, you learn how to be a man by watching your father. ou watch this man, you get it. those of us who are married or have a partner understand that the best reflections of us is our wives. in my case for sure, it's rochelle. and in donald's case is melania. and melania, i want to tell you on behalf of the 10,000 people and the 50 million people who are watching you are a timeless tribute to beauty, grace and elegance under pressure. ou're amazing. you're awesome. so i'm going to use words that
you probably haven't heard about donald. i started my relationship with him in a funny way. i had the fortune of working for a man named bob bass in fort worth, texas. in the 1980's we bought a hotel company and the hotel company happened to own the hotel that was right behind donald's window in his office. so you know donald well enough by now to know that he needed that hotel. and i was a young pup. he was a big guy in new york. he wanted to buy the hotel. long story short we ended up aving 30 lawyers, 50 accountants. i'm scared to death because my boss was going to find out that i was selling to trump who would end up getting a much better deal. this is what started my friendship. did something i had never seen before and that i have used consecutively after that. he said, look, i want to do
this. i don't know what i should know. so i will pay your boss the price that he wants and i'll close it in one week on one condition. ou, tom barrick, tell me everything that i should know that i don't know. look, i just told you, i don't know that. no contract. you and i shake hands right here. no lawyers, no contract. you just tell me the things that i should know and how to fix it. and i'll do this deal. way ayed me line a stein piano. i fixed everything in the hotel. a woman, 83 years old. he had me buy her a piano, do the carpet. it was one of the most amazing things i had ever seen. he was incredible. but he practices an unbelievable set of disciplines.
so everybody says, ok, the man is rich. he's a celebrity. he's powerful. but what is he going to do? how does he do it? and he has relentless habits, relentless beautiful habits. he shows up on time. he believes that punks wallity is the courtesy of kings. he doesn't confuse efforts with results. he befriends the bewildered. he pushes everybody around him including you through comfort barriers that they never thought that they could ever, ever shatter. and he does all this with the discipline of -- of an animal in the jungle. his motto is that a lion wakes up every morning and knows one thing that it has run faster than the fastest gazelle and a gazelle wakes up and she knows that she needs to run faster than the fastest lion. whether you're a gazelle or a lion, you get the hell going.
and that is -- that is donald. but i want to share with you two little vignettes that really stuck in my mind. it's not financial. it's not how rich he is. it's not how a good deal guy he is. i'm telling you, after 35 years being with a man through the valleys and up the mountains, he really is better than the building you see, just as an administrator, as an executive, as a guy who can actually take care of the people that work on him and build teams. but it was 1989. i know many of you especially you girls were not alive then. and it was a tyson fight. and this time donald was big in atlantic city. he called me up. he said let's go to the tyson fight. i said i have one of the little sons with me. he said, no problem. i'll bring donnie in typical trump style we jump on the trump
helicopter. we fly into atlantic city and it's a zoo. thousands of paparazzi, thousands of people everywhere. whisk to his limb ovement go to the front of the convention center and there's 10,000 cameras. he said let's go to the back of the convention center. we go to the back of the convention center. we start walking in and people are harassing him like mad. the side of the door there's a little nondisscript man. he said mr. trump, mr. trump. donald stops. he walks over to the door. he said louie. he said mr. trump, thank you for what you've done to my employees and for me. i want you to know that my critical ill son thinks you're the best in world. meanwhile everything is going on. and donald is focused eye to eye with this man who at that moment thought he was the only star in donald's universe. he said louie, i'm not the
greatest man in the world. you are. we take the kids. we roll in. it's five minutes to the fight. i think it was tyson-holmes. one of tyson's longest fights. we get to the floor and he's fidgetty. i've got the boys. i said what's wrong? give me your program. i gave him the program. he writes something on it. he brings one of the security guards over and sends it back to the doorman. i said what was that? he said i just wrote a note. >> i said what did the note say. it was to his son and said i came here tonight to see two champions, mike tyson and your dad. true story. [applause] now, what kind of man in the middle of his celebrityship has the presence to focus on the littlest guy in the shop? and that is donald trump. 10 years later -- [applause]
10 years later, one of the greatest men in donald's life passed away, fred trump. and the funeral was being held the night before at the frank campbell funeral hall, 82nd and madison. donald said, i can't stand it. i'm going to go over early. while don't you go over early with me. i said fine. we're sitting as kind of, you know, two middle aged guys that go through that debate when your father leaves. what's the difference between relevancy and mortality? right? that loss where you're questioning what's important and what's not important and it's not about money and it's not about power and it's not about stuff. and all of the agony that you have with your father at that instant just evaporates and you're sitting there with something. so he sat there musing.
i said how do you feel. he said, i'm thankful that i have my mom's strength and my mom's sensitivity. and all i want to do is leave the legacy of the trump name that they built a little bit better than i found it. he's done it. [applause] so look. we're at a tipping point. the world is in mass just neckless of globalism that we talked about has crumbled and shatter into a thousand chards. it needs a jeweler to take each of those jewels one by one starting america, its own diamond and polish it. then slowly find seamless strength and pew them all back together. so what we look at is the necklace of prosperity and tolerance aaron the world. -- around the world.
we've been on an adventure and people say, wow, donald trump, it's like a mishner tail from businessman, to celebrity, to father to potentially president of the united states, and i say to you, it is a tale. but it is a tail. it's to make once upon a time, once upon this time. thank you. cheers and applause] >> everybody stay standing for a little while! it's time to stand up and be counted we were founded as a land of the free home of the brave let's put our hands up
cover our hearts and flex the flag oh and take this country back to where it was and better days we're going to put it up stronger once we get started we're going to win america ng to make great again we're going to make america great make america great again es we are we are one nation under god oh and steadfast we can stand together as one we're going to build it up stronger believe it again once we get started we're going
to win we're going to make america great make america great again yeah we're going to make america great ake america great again we're going to be stronger believe it again once we get started we're going to win we're going to make america great make america great again yes we are we're going to make america great make america great again come on let's make america great make america great again come on let's make america great
>> hello, i'm john voigget. i want -- voight. i want to share with you my friend donald trump. he's running for president of the united states. as you know, when he gets elected he will make our country great again. the story begins in new york in the early 1970's. the city was on the verge of bankruptcy but donald looked across the river and saw not a troubled city but a city that symbolized america's greatness and he was committed to making it great again. donald was born in queens to fred and maryanne trump. his father was a builder and was the greatest influence in young donald's life. he learned about leadership early at the new york military academy. he became captain of the baseball team and captain of the cadets. he learned that building business at his father's side
while working on his degree at the warton school of finance. after college, donald faced a decision, join his father in queens or dream big and make it in the greatest city in the world? the decision was easy. donald's first notable project was less about renovating a building than helping the city rediscover its soul. the once great come door hotel languished in a hotel next to grand central station. the hotel was sold to the one developer who showed he had the kind of drive, backing and imagination that would be necessary. they chose donald trump. donald convinced the banks that they had a moral obligation to invest in new york and negotiate a tax abatement with the city, jump starting a project and creating new construction in hotel jobs. donald's striking new building revitalized the neighborhood.
>> he single handedly change the grand central midtown area by himself by doing that project. >> before long, more trump buildings helped change the skyline of new york. building in new york was not easy. but donald was never more frustrated than watching the city waste six years and $13 million trying to rebuild central park's wallman ice rink. donald was astounded. it took him only two years to build the tower. he took over the project. he finished in three months and under budget. he took over another project. he transformed a landfill into a championship public golf course and saved the city millions. donald will tell you his secret for success is a strong team. >> he just has that knack of finding the right person, the qualified person who will really
excel in that position. >> like his father before him, he taught his children the business and now they're important members of the trump team. >> mr. trump and their children they love what they do. and they're incredibly good at it. that breeds the same type of passion for all those who work for him and are around him. >> from day one, my father trained us really well, whether it was in a board room or a jobsite, we spent time learning the business and he made sure we understood the value of a dollar and what it meant to work. >> he would send me rendering with handwritten notes on them of buildings that were under construction or on the planning stage and say i can't wait for you to grow up and help me build these. >> now it's fun to stand shoulder to shoulder with my father. >> over the years, donald has created tens of thousands of new jobs. many of them for women. >> when i was building my building on park avenue and he is building the trump tower, he had the first female
construction superintendent on the job. >> when he made me general manager nine years ago there were only three female general managers of five-star hotels in the whole of north america. >> after a long career, accomplishing much of what others said couldn't be done, donald trump has set his sights on a new rebuilding project. i am officially running for president of the united states, and we are going to make our country great again. >> donald has said, he admires people put themselves directly on the line. today, he's not only putting himself on the line but under fire. donald could have continued his successful career and spent more time with his family, but instead he chose to run for president. >> he doesn't need to do this. but what's been happening over the last eight years has been so tragic for the course of our
nation, he simply had to do this. >> for my father to step away from a company that he's deeply committed to in favor of running for elected office was a real sacrifice for him. >> it's donald's nature to help others. >> a lot of times he comes across a story or meets a person that touches him and he'll make sure that that person's taken care of privately for their rest of their lives. >> donald trump has a very big heart. when police officers or firefighters or even sanitation workers, correction officers -- i can remember a teacher got injured or died, he would step forward and he would make an anonymous contribution. for donald, it all begins with our young people. >> donald trump believes that higher education and more job opportunities will enhance the quality of american living. >> donald is committed to protecting our families and keeping our cities safe. >> what i see out of donald
trump, it starts with a message. it starts with a positive message with respect for the law enforcement officer. we need it from our he is the one candidate, then on politician who can fix our broken economy and get america working again. >> donald trump is the guy, brand-new, comes in and takes up washington and changes policies on taxes and registration -- regulation. middle income wage earners will get a wage in 15 years. >> donald will stand up. >> donald trump understands negotiating. that is one of his great strength. we have been taken to the cleaners in world trade. we are losing jobs every year, every day as a result of bad trade policies. >> when some politicians say our best days are past, donald proves our best days are yet to come. >> ronald reagan was a true
leader for america. he could talk about what a great country it is, how important it is to work and that gives him a sense of teamwork and makes working hopeful. i think what donald trump can do, he can give us hope again, give us pride in being american. we aremake us feel like exceptionally lucky people. donald trump is a leader, not a politician. he will be honest with the american people stop wasteful government spending of our tax dollars. he will cut our taxes and create jobs and will rebuild our broken economy. he believed this country, not apologize to the world for our success, he will always put america's best interests first. whether it is a trade deal with china, or standing up to radical islamic terrorists. as he has done many have before, he will stand up for the brave men and women who defend our country and will protect us here at home.
he will bring about the change this country so desperately needs and get the job done. it has been a long time to be of a president like that. donald trump, it is time to make america great again. >> ladies and gentlemen, please give a very warm welcome to ivanka trump. [cheering] >> good evening. [cheering] thank you. one year ago i entered is my father when he declared his candidacy. in his own way answer his own
sheer force of will, he sacrificed greatly to enter the political arena as an outsider. and he prevailed against a field of 16 very talented competitors. [cheering] year, donald a trump has been the people's champion. and tonight, he is the people's nominee. [cheering] like many of my fellow millennials, i do not consider myself categorically republican or democrat. one than party, i vote based what i believe is right for my family and my country. sometimes it is a tough choice. that is not the case this time. a proud daughter of your nominee, i'm here to tell you that this is a moment and donald trump is the person to make
america great again. [cheering] real change, the kindly in a decades is only going to come from outside the system and it is only going to come from a man who is spent his entire life doing what others said cannot be done. my father is a fighter. when the primaries got tough, and they were top, he did what any great leader does, he dug deeper, worked harder, got better and became stronger. [cheering] him fight for his family. i have seen him fight for his employees. i have seen him fight for his company and now i am seeing him
fight for our country. [cheering] it is the story of his life and more recently, the spirit of his campaign. it is also a prelude to reaching the goal that unites us all. when -- this party and better still this country knows what it is like to win again. [cheering] possible to be famous and not well known, that describes the father who raised me. in the same office of truck tire trump tower where we work together, replay and on the for next my father's desk constructing miniature buildings with legos while he did the same with concrete, steel and glass. my father taught my siblings and importance of positive values in a strong ethical compass. he showed us how to be resilient, how to deal with challenges and how to strive for
excellence in all that we do. he taught us that there is nothing we cannot accomplish if we married vision and passion with an enduring work ethic. [cheering] one of my father's greatest talents is his ability to see potential in people before they seated himself -- themselves. he taught us that potential managers into nothing without effort. and that like him, we each had a responsibility to work not just for ourselves, but for the betterment of the world around us. [cheering] over the years, on too many occasions to come, i saw my father care stories out of the newspaper about people and he had never met were facing injustice or hardship. wrote a note to his assistant and a signature pen and
requested that the person be found and invited to come power to meet with him. he would talk to them and draw a pound -- upon his extensive networking on them a job or get a break. they would leave his office as people so often do after having been with donald trump feeling that life could be great again. throughout my entire life, eyewitnesses empathy and generosity towards other, especially those who are suffering. it is just his way of being in your corner when you are down. father not only has the strength and ability necessary to be the next president, but also the kindness and compassion that will enable him to be the leader that this country needs. [cheering] my father has a sense of fairness that touches every conviction he holds. for morealongside him
than a decade now at the trump organization i have seen how he operates as a leader making important decisions that shape careers and change lives. i have learned a lot about the world from walking construction jobs down by his side. when run properly, construction sites are true meritocracy. competence in the building trade is easy to spot and incompetence is impossible to hide. [cheering] these sites are also incredible melting pots gathering people from all walks of life and uniting them to work towards a single mission. there have always been men of all backgrounds and ethnicities on my father's job sites and long before it was commonplace he also saw women. [cheering] talent.r values he recognizes real knowledge and
skill when he finds it. he is colorblind and gender-neutral. [cheering] he has the best person for the job. . words and promises, the matter how visionary they sound will only get you so far. in our vision, you are not a builder unless you have a building to show for it. or in my father's case, city skyline's. [cheering] most people strive their entire lives to achieve great success in a single industry. my father has succeeded in many on the highest level and on a global scale. one of the reasons he strives as an entrepreneur is because he listens to everyone. billionaire executives don't usually ask the people doing the work for their opinions of the work. my father is an exception.
on every one of his projects you will see him talking to the super, the painter, the electrician, he will ask them for their feedback. if they think something should be done differently or could be done better. one donald trump is in charge him all that counts his ability, effort and excellence. [cheering] this has long been the philosophy of the trump organization. my father's company, there are more female than male executives. women are paid equally for the work that we do and when a woman becomes a mother she is supported, not shut out. [cheering]
women represent 46% of the total u.s. labor force and 40% of american households have female primary breadwinners. made $.83 for every dollar earned by a man. single women without children earned $.94 whereas married mothers made only $.77. as researchers have noted, gender is no longer a factor creating the greatest wage discrepancy, motherhood is. president, my father will change the labor laws that were put in place at a time when women were up a significant portion of the workforce. he will focus on making quality child care affordable and accessible for all. [cheering] as a mother myself of three
young children, i know how hard it is to work while raising a family. i also know that i'm far more fortunate than most. american families needed relief. policies that allow women with children to thrive should not be novelties, they should be the norm. talk about wage equality, but my father has made it a practice at his company throughout his entire career. [cheering] pay,ll fight for equal equal work and i will fight for this right alongside of him. [cheering] >> trump, trump, trump! americans today need an economy that permits people to rise again. turn theresidency will economy around and restore the great american tradition of
giving each new generation hope for brighter opportunities and those of the generation that came before. and donald trump, you have a candidate who knows the difference between wanting something done and making it happen. [cheering] when my father says that he will build a tower, keep an eye on the skyline. 4 x 4, a soaring structure will appear, usually record setting and iconic in its design. real people are hired to do real work. vision becomes reality. father said that he will make america great again, he will deliver. [cheering] we have a chance this year to reclaim our heritage of the country that carries big and makes the impossible happened. trump isly, donald
incapable of thinking small. when i was a child, my father always told me, if you're going to be thinking anyway, you might as well think big. president, my father will take on the bold and worthy fight. he will be unafraid to set lofty goals and he will be relentless
in his determination to achieve them. to people all over america, i said, when you have my father and your corner, you will never again have to worry about being let down. he will fight for you all the time, all the way, every time. [cheering] maybe it is the developer and him, but donald trump cannot stand to see empty main street and boarded up factories. he can't bear the injustice of
college graduates who are crippled by student debt and mothers who can't afford the cost of childcare, required to return to work. [cheering] others see the hardships of the unfairness and say they feel for you. only my father will say, i will fight for you. [cheering] the hard-working men and women of this country identify with my father. he is tough and his persevering. his honest and real. he is an optimist and he is a relentless believer in america and all of her potential. he loves his family and he loves his country with his heart and his soul. to be judged by their promises, not the results, i ask you to judge my father by
his results. judges bodies by those he has instilled in his children. judges competency by the powers he has built. the companies he founded and the tens of thousands of jobs he has created. he is the single most qualified person to serve as chief executive of an trillion dollar economy. $18 trillion economy. my father will call upon the best and brightest people from and bothes of industry sides of the aisle. a new set of thinkers to face our country's existing and future problems with fresh perspective and brave, new solutions. come january 17, all things will be possible again. we can hope and dream and think big again. no one has more faith in the american people been my father. he will be your greatest, truest, most loyal champion. [cheering]
this is the fighter, the viewer you have chosen as your nominee in ways no one expected. this moment in the life of our country has defined the mission and given it to extort a man. he is ready to see it all -- extraordinary man. ready to see it all the way through. speak every man and every woman of every background in every part of this country. to earn your trust and your boat. that and much more from the a long time ago, i have loved and respected him my entire life and i could not be more proud tonight to present to you and to all of america my father and our next president, donald j trump. [cheering]
and that the republican party would get 60% more votes than it received eight years ago. who would have believed it? [cheering] hand,mocrats on the other received 20% fewer votes than they got four years ago, not so good. [cheering] together, we will lead our party back to the white house, and we will lead our country back to safety, prosperity, and peace. [cheering] we will be a country of generosity and warmth. but we will also be a country of
law and order. [cheering] our convention occurs at a moment of crisis for our nation. the attacks on our police, and the terrorism in our cities, threaten our very way of life. any politician who does not grasp this danger is not fit to lead our country. [cheering] americans watching this address tonight have seen the recent images of violence in our streets and the chaos in our communities.
many have witnessed this violence personally, some have even been its victims. i have a message for all of you: the crime and violence that today afflicts our nation will soon, and i mean very soon come to an end. [cheering] beginning on january 20th 2017, safety will be restored. [cheering] the most basic duty of government is to defend the lives of its citizens. any government that fails to do so is a government unworthy to lead.
it is finally time for a straightforward assessment of the state of our nation. [cheering] i will present the facts plainly and honestly. we cannot afford to be so politically correct anymore. [cheering] so if you want to hear the corporate spin,
the carefully-crafted lies, and the media myths, the democrats are holding their convention next week. go there.
at our convention, there will be no lies. we will honor the american people with the truth, and nothing else. [cheering] >> usa. usa. usa. >> these are the facts: decades of progress made in bringing down crime are now being reversed by this administration's rollback of criminal enforcement. homicides last year increased by 17% in america's fifty largest cities. that's the largest increase in
25 years. boo!
in our nation's capital, killings have risen by 50%. they are up nearly 60% in nearby baltimore. in the president's hometown of chicago, more than 2,000 have been the victims of shootings this year alone. 4000 have been killed in the chicago area since he took office. >> boo! >> the number of police officers killed in the line of duty has risen by almost 50% compared to this point last year. nearly 180,000 illegal immigrants with criminal records, ordered deported from our country, are tonight roaming
free to threaten peaceful
citizens. the number of new illegal immigrant families who have crossed the border so far this year already exceeds the entire total of 2015. they are being released by the tens of thousands into our communities with no regard for the impact on public safety or resources. >> build the wall! >> one such border-crosser was
released and made his way to nebraska. there, he ended the life of an innocent young girl named sarah route. -- root. she was 21 years old and was killed the day after graduating from college with a 4.0 grade point average. the one in her class. her killer was then released a second time, and he is now a fugitive from the law. i've met sarah's beautiful family. but to this administration, their amazing daughter was just one more american life that wasn't worth protecting. no more. one more child to sacrifice on the altar of open borders. what about our economy?
tell you the plain facts that have been edited out of your nightly news and your morning newspaper: nearly four in 10 african-american children are living in poverty, while 58% of african-american youth are now not employed. 2 million more latinos are in poverty today than when the president took his oath of office eight years ago. another 14 million people have left the workforce entirely. household incomes are down more than $4,000 since the year 2000. that is 16 years ago. our trade deficit in goods reached, think of this, our
it hundredit is billion dollars. think of that. $800 billion last year alone. we will
fix that. [cheering] the budget is no better. president obama has doubled our doubled our national debt to more than $19 trillion, and growing. yet, what do we have to show for it? our roads and bridges are falling apart, our airports are in third world condition, and 43 million americans are on food stamps. now let us consider the state of
affairs abroad. not only have our citizens endured domestic disaster, but they have lived through one international humiliation after another. one after another. we all remember the images of our sailors being forced to their knees by their iranian captors at
gunpoint. >> boo! >> this was just prior to the signing of the iran deal, which gave back to iran $150 billion and gave us absolutely nothing. >> boo! >> it will go down in history as one of the worst deals ever negotiated. another humiliation came when
president obama drew a red line in syria and the whole world knew it meant absolutely nothing. libya, our consulate, the symbol of american prestige around the globe was brought down in flames. america is far less safe and the world is far less stable than when obama made the decision to put hillary clinton in charge of america's foreign policy. >> boo! >lock her up! lock her up! lock her up! led to defeat her in november.
libya was stable. each of was peaceful. a big production and violence. iran was being choked by sanctions. serial was somewhat under control. after four years of hillary clinton, what do we have? isis has spread across the region and the entire world. libya is in ruins,
and our ambassador and his staff were left helpless to die at the hands of savage killers. egypt was turned over to the radical muslim brotherhood, forcing the military to retake control. iraq is in chaos. iran is on the path to nuclear weapons. syria is engulfed in a civil war and a refugee crisis that now threatens the west.
after 15 years of wars in the middle east, after trillions of dollars spent and thousands of lives lost, the situation is worse than it has ever been before. this is the legacy of hillary clinton: death, destruction and terrorism and weakness. >> boo! >> but hillary clinton's legacy does not have to be america's legacy. the problems we face now, poverty and violence at home, war and destruction abroad, will last only as long as we continue relying on the same politicians who created them.
americanism, not globalism, will be our credo. [cheering] as long as we are led by politicians who will not put america first, then we can be assured that other nations will not treat america with respect. the respect that we deserve. [cheering] the american people will come once again. first[cheering] my plan will begin with safety at home which means safe neighborhoods, secure borders,
and protection from terrorism. there can be no prosperity without law and order. [cheering] on the economy, i will outline reforms to add millions of new jobs and trillions in new wealth that can be used to rebuild america. a number of these reforms that i will outline tonight will be opposed by some of our nation's most powerful special interests. that is because these interests have rigged our political and economic system for their exclusive benefit. believe me.
it is further benefit. four their benefit. big business, elite media and major donors are lining up behind the campaign of my opponent because they know she will keep our rigged system in place. they are throwing money at her because they have total control over every single thing she does. she is their puppet, and they pull the strings. that is why hillary clinton's message is that things will never change. never ever. my message is that things have to change and they have to
change right now. [cheering] every day i wake up determined to deliver a better life for the people all across this nation that had been ignored, neglected and abandoned. , i have visited the laid-off factory workers, and the communities crushed by our horrible and unfair trade deals. these are the forgotten men and women of our country, and they are forgotten, but they will not be forgotten long.
thank you. i have no patience for injustice. no tolerance for government incompetence of which there is so much no sympathy for leaders , who feel their citizens. when innocent people suffer, because our political system lacks the will, or the courage, or the basic decency to enforce our laws, or worse still, has sold out to some corporate lobbyist for cash i am not able , to look the other way. and i won't look the other way.
[cheering] and when a secretary of state illegally stores her emails on a
private server, deletes 33,000 of them so the authorities can't see her crime, puts our country at risk, lies about it in every different form and faces no
no consequence i know that , corruption has reached a level like never ever before in our country. [cheering] when the fbi director says that the secretary of state was "extremely careless" and "negligent," in handling our
classified secrets, i also know that these terms are minor compared to what she actually did. they were just used to save her from facing justice for her terrible, terrible crimes. in fact, her single greatest accomplishment may be committing such an egregious crime and getting away with it, especially when others who have been far less have paid so dearly. when that same secretary of state rakes in millions of dollars trading access and
favors to special interests and foreign powers i know the time for action has come. [cheering] i have joined the political arena so that the powerful can no longer beat up on people that cannot defend themselves. [cheering] nobody knows the system better than me, which is why i alone can fix it. [cheering]
i have seen firsthand how the system is rigged against our citizens, just like it was rigged against bernie sanders. he never had a chance. but his -- >> boo! >> but his supporters will join our movement, because we will fix his biggest issue. trade deals that strip our and theof jobs distribution of wealth in the country. millions of democrats will join our movement, because we are going to fix the system so it works fairly and justly for each
brought indiana, which is amazing. [cheering] he is a man of character and accomplishment. he is the right man for the job. the first task for our new administration will be to liberate our citizens from the crime and terrorism and lawlessness that threatens their -- our communities. america was shocked to its core when our police officers in executedre so brutally . a mediately after dallas, we have seen continued threats and violence against our law enforcement officials. law officers have been shot or killed in recent days in georgia, missouri, wisconsin, kansas, michigan and tennessee. >> boo! >> on sunday, more police were
gunned down in baton rouge, louisiana. three were killed, and four were -- three were very badly injured. an attack on law enforcement is an attack on all americans. [cheering] i have a message to every last person threatening the peace on our streets and the safety of our police: when i take the oath of office next year, i will restore law and order to our
country. [cheering] i will work with, and appoint, the best prosecutors and law enforcement officials in the country to get the job properly done. [cheering] in this race for the white house, i am the law and order candidate. [cheering] the irresponsible rhetoric of our president, who has used the pulpit of the presidency to
divide us by race and color, has made america a more dangerous environment than frankly, i have ever seen and anybody in this room has ever watched or seeing. this administration has failed america's inner cities. remember, it has failed america's inner cities. it's failed them on education. it's failed them on jobs. it's failed them on crime. it's failed them in every way and on every single level. when i am president, i will work to ensure that all of our kids
are treated equally, and protected equally. every action i take, i will ask myself: does this make life better for young americans in baltimore, chicago, detroit, who have really come in every way, have the same right to live out their dreams as any other child in america? [cheering] to make life safe in america, we must also address the growing threats from outside the country. we are going to defeat the barbarians of isis. and we are going to defeat them bad. [cheering]
once again, france is the victim of brutal islamic terrorism. men, women and children viciously mowed down. lives ruined. families ripped apart. a nation in mourning. the damage and devastation that can be inflicted by islamic radicals has been proven over and over. at the world trade center, at an office party in san bernardino, at the boston marathon, and a military recruiting center in chattanooga, tennessee. and many other locations. only weeks ago, in orlando, florida, 49 wonderful americans were savagely murdered by an
the best. [cheering]
we must abandon the failed policy of nation- building and regime change that hillary clinton pushed in iraq, libya, in egypt, and syria. instead, we must work with all of our allies who share our goal of destroying isis and stamping out islamic terrorism and doing it now, doing it quickly. we're going to win. we're going to win fast. [cheering]
this includes working with our greatest ally in the region, the state of israel. [cheering] recently i have said that nato was obsolete. because it did not properly cover terror. and also that many of the member countries were not paying their fair share. >> boo! statessual, the united has been picking up the cost.
shortly thereafter, it was announced that nato will be setting up a new program in order to combat terrorism. a true step in the right traction. -- direction. [cheering] lastly, and very importantly, we must immediately suspend immigration from any nation that has been compromised by terrorism until such time as proven vetting mechanisms have been put in place. we don't want them in our country. [cheering]
my opponent has called for a
550% increase, think of this, this is not believable, but this is what is happening, a 550% increase in syrian refugees on top of existing massive refugee flows coming into our country already under the leadership of president obama. >> boo! >> she proposes this despite the fact that there's no way to screen these refugees in order to find out who they are or where they come from.
i only want to admit individuals into our country who
will support our values and love our people. [cheering] anyone who endorses violence, hatred or oppression is not welcome in our country and never ever will be. [cheering] decades of record immigration have produced lower wages and higher unemployment for our citizens, especially for african-american and latino workers.
we are going to have an immigration system that works, but one that works for the american people. [cheering] on monday, we heard from three parents whose children were killed by illegal immigrants mary ann mendoza, sabine durden, and my friend jamiel shaw. they are just three brave representatives of many thousands who have suffered so greatly. of all my travels in this country, nothing has affected me more, nothing even close than the time i have spent with the mothers and fathers who have
lost their children to violence spilling across our borders, which we can solve. we have to solve it. [cheering] these families have no special interests to represent them. there are no demonstrators to protect them and none too protest on their behalf. my opponent will never meet with
them, or share in their pain. believe me. instead, my opponent wants things were cities. >> boo! but where was sanctuary for kate
steinle? where was sanctuary for the children of mary ann, sabine and jamiel? is so sad to even be talking about this. we can solve it so quickly. where was sanctuary for all the other americans who have been so brutally murdered, and who have suffered so horribly? these wounded american families have been alone. but they are not alone any longer. [cheering] tonight, this candidate and this
whole nation stand in their corner to support them, to send them our love, and to pledge in their honor that we will save countless more families from suffering the same awful date. [cheering] -- fate. [cheering] we are going to build a great border wall to stop illegal immigration, to stop the gangs and the violence, and to stop the drugs from pouring into our communities. [cheering] i have been honored to receive
the endorsement of america's border patrol agents, and will work directly with them to protect the integrity of our lawful, lawful, immigration system. by ending catch-and-release on the border, we will stop the cycle of human smuggling and violence. illegal border crossings will go down. we will stop it. it will not be happening very much anymore. believe me. [cheering] peace will be restored by enforcing the rules for the millions who overstay their visas, our laws will finally
receive the respect they deserve. [cheering] tonight, i want every american whose demands for immigration security have been denied and every politician who has denied them to listen very closely to the words i am about to say. on on january 20 of 2017, the day i ,ake the oath of office americans will finally wake up in a country where the laws of the united states are enforced. [cheering]
we are going to be considerate and compassionate to everyone. but my greatest compassion will be for our own struggling citizens. [cheering] >> usa. usa. usa. >> usa. usa. usa. my plan is the exact opposite of the radical and dangerous immigration policy of hillary clinton. americans want relief from
uncontrolled immigration. which is what we have now. communities want relief. yet hillary clinton is proposing mass amnesty, mass immigration, and mass lawlessness. >> boo! >> her plan will overwhelm your schools and hospitals, further reduce your jobs and wages, and make it harder for recent immigrants to escape from the tremendous cycle of poverty they are going through right now and make it almost impossible for them to join the middle class. [cheering] i have a different vision for our workers. it begins with a new, fair trade policy that protects our jobs and stands up to countries that cheat.
of which there are many. it's been a signature message of my campaign from day one, and it will be a signature feature of my presidency from the moment i take the oath of office. [cheering] i have made billions of dollars in business making deals. now i'm going to make our country rich again. using the greatest business people of the world, i'm going to turn our bad trade agreements
into great trade agreements. america has lost nearly-one
third of its manufacturing jobs since 1997, following the enactment of disastrous trade deals supported by bill and hillary clinton. remember, it was bill clinton who signed nafta, one of the worst economic deals ever made by our country. or frankly, any other country. never ever again. [cheering] i am going to bring our jobs back our jobs to ohio and pennsylvania and new york and michigan and all of america and
i am not going to let companies move to other countries, firing their employees along the way, without consequences. not going to happen anymore. [cheering] my opponent, on the other
hand, has supported virtually every trade agreement that has been destroying our middle class. she supported nafta, and she supported china's entrance into the world trade organization. another one of her husband's colossal mistakes and disasters. she supported the job killing trade deal with south korea. she supported the transpacific partnership which will not only destroy our manufacturing but it
, will make america subject to the rulings of foreign governments. and it is not going to happen. [cheering] i pledge to never sign any trade agreement that hurts our workers, or that diminishes our freedom and independence. signed bader ever trade deals. america first again. american first. instead, i will make individual deals with individual countries. no longer will we enter into transactions with
many countries that are thousands of pages long and which no one from our country even reads or understands. we are going to enforce all trade violations against any country that cheats. [cheering] this includes stopping china's outrageous theft of intellectual property, along with their illegal product dumping, and their devastating currency manipulation. that everhe greatest came about, they are the greatest currently manipulators ever. >> boo! our horrible trade agreements with china and many others, will be totally renegotiated. that
that includes renegotiating nafta nafta to get a much better deal for america and will walk away if we don't get that kind of a deal. [cheering] our country is going to start building and making things again. [cheering] next comes the reform of our tax laws, regulations and energy rules.
while hillary clinton plans a massive tax i mean increase, i have proposed the largest tax reduction of any candidate who has run for president this year, democrat or republican. [cheering]
middle-income americans will experience profound relief, and taxes will be greatly simplified for everyone. i mean everyone. [cheering] america is
one of the highest-taxed nations in the world. reducing taxes will cause new companies and new jobs to come roaring back into our country. believe me. it will happen and it will happen fast. [cheering] then we are going to deal with the issue of regulation, one of the greatest job killers of them all. excessive regulation is costing our country as much as $2 trillion a year, and we will end and it very quickly. [cheering]
we are going to lift the restrictions on the production of american energy. [cheering] this will produce more than $20 trillion in job- creating economic activity over the next four decades. my opponent, on the other hand, wants to put the great miners and steel workers of our country out of work and out of business. withwill never happen donald j trump as president. our steel workers and our steelworkers and are miners are going back to work again. [cheering]
with these new economic policies, trillions of dollars will start flowing into our country. this new wealth will improve the quality of life for all americans. we will build the roads, highways, bridges, tunnels, airports, and the railways of our. -- tomorrow. this, in turn, will create millions of more jobs. we will rescue kids from failing schools by helping their parents send them to a safe school of their choice. [cheering]
my opponent would rather protect education bureaucrats than serve american children.
that is what she is doing and that is what she has done. we will repeal and replace disastrous obamacare. [cheering] you will be able to choose your own doctor again. [cheering] and we will fix tsa at the airports, which is a total disaster. [cheering]
thank you. work with all of our students who are drowning in debt to take the pressure off these young people just starting out in their adult lives. [cheering] tremendous problems. we will completely rebuild our depleted military. [cheering] and the countries that we protecting at a massive cost to us will be asked to pay their fair share. [cheering]
we will take care of our great veterans like they have never been taken care of before. [cheering] my just-released 10 point plan has released -- received tremendous better support. we will guarantee those who serve this country will be able to visit the doctor or hospital of their choice without waiting five days in a line and dying. [cheering] my opponent dismissed the va
scandal, one more sign of how out of touch she really is, we are going to ask every department head and government to provide a list of wasteful spending projects that we can eliminate in my first 100 days. [cheering] the politicians have talked about this for years, but i'm going to do it. [cheering] >> yes you will! yes you will! yes you will! >> we are also going to appoint justices to the united states
supreme court who will uphold our laws and our constitution. [cheering] the replacement of our beloved justice scalia will be a person principles ands, judicial philosophies. very important. [cheering] this will be one of the most important issues decided by this election. my opponent wants
to essentially abolish the second amendment. >> boo! i, on the other hand,
received the early and strong endorsement of the national rifle association. [cheering] and will protect the right of all americans to keep their families safe. [cheering] at this moment, i would like to thank the evangelical community because, i will tell you what, the support they have given me, and i'm not sure i totally has been so amazing. and has had such a big and -- has been such a big reason i'm
here tonight. [cheering] sartre. they have much to contribute to our policies. you fromaws prevent speaking your mind from your own pulpits. an
amendment, pushed by lyndon johnson, many years ago, threatens religious institutions with a loss of their tax-exempt status if they openly advocate their political views. their voice has been taken away. i will work hard to repeal that language and to protect free speech for all americans. [cheering]
in this journey, i'm so lucky to have at my side my wife melania and my wonderful children don, ivanka, eric, tiffany, and barron: you will always be my greatest source of pride and joy. andby the way, melania ivanka, did they do a job? [cheering] my dad, fred trump, was the smartest and hardest working man i ever knew. i wonder sometimes what he'd say if he were here to see this tonight.
it's because of him that i learned, from my youngest age, to respect the dignity of work and the dignity of working people. [cheering] he was a guy most comfortable in the company of bricklayers, carpenters, and electricians and i have a lot of that in me also. i love those people. [cheering] then there's my mother, mary. she was strong, but also warm and fair-minded. she was a truly great mother. she was also one of the most honest and charitable people i have ever known, and a great
, great judge of character. she could pick them out from anywhere. [cheering] sisters, mary anne and elizabeth, my brother robert and my late brother fred, i will always give you my love. you are most special to me. [cheering] i have loved my life in business. but now, my sole and exclusive mission is to go to work for our , to go to work for you. it is time to deliver a victory for the american people. we don't win anymore, but we are going to start winning again.
[cheering] but to do that, we must break free from the petty politics of the past. america is a nation of believers, dreamers, and strivers that is being led by a group of censors, critics, and cynics. remember: all of the people telling you you can't have the country you want, are the same people, that would not stand, i mean they said trump does not have a chance of being here tonight, not a chance, the same people.
we love defeating those people, don't we? [cheering] love it. no longer can we rely on those same people. in the media and politics who , will say anything to keep a rigged system in place. instead, we must choose to believe in america. history is watching us now. it's we don't have much time. we don't have much time. it's waiting to see if we will rise to the occasion, and if we will show the whole world that america is still free and independent and strong. my [cheering]
i am asking for your support tonight so that i can be year champion in the white house. and i will be a champion. -- your champion. [cheering] my opponent asks her supporters to recite a three-word loyalty pledge. it reads: "i'm with her". i i choose to recite a different pledge. my pledge reads: "i'm with you the american people." [cheering] i am your voice.
[cheering] so to every parent who dreams for their child, and every child who dreams for their future, i say these words to you tonight: i'm with you, and i will fight for you, and i will win for you. [cheering] to all americans tonight, in all our cities and towns, i make this promise: we will make america strong again. [cheering] we will make america proud again. [cheering]
cavs!'s go alliance -- reliance on the protection of divine providence, let us pray. almighty god, we beg your continued blessings on this assembly and on all those who proudly call america home. we ask your benediction upon those yet to be born and those who are about to see you at the us of this life, was all of whose ancestors arrived on these shores generations ago as well as those who have come recently and those who will come in the future. we lift up to your loving care those afflicted by the recent
terrorist attacks and the tragic killings of citizens and police. greatness tor the stand in solidarity with all those who suffer. youre strive to include tired, poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free in the production and prosperity of a people so richly blessed. a loving and merciful god, we ask your guidance for those who andrn us, the president vice president, the congress, the supreme court and on all those who seek to serve the common good, by seeking public office, and especially donald j trump and governor mike pence. make them all worthy to serve you by serving your country. help them remember that the only just government is the government that serves it -- for thether than
gift of liberty, renew and all of our people and respect for religious freedom and the fall that the most cherished freedom, and make us ever grateful for all those who for more than two centuries have given their lives freedom's defense. we commend their soul to your eternal care as even now we beg your mighty hand upon our beloved safety forces and all our men and women in uniform. may we know the truth of your creation respecting every life of every human being from conception to natural death. and give us strength and the kurds to bring the pro-life bring the- kurds to pro-life platform of the 2015 national convention to fulfillment. and may we grow in our love for you, our god and love our neighbor as ourselves.
and we pray that we will bring america back to life, bring america back to work and bring america together, one nation under god. blessing onch your those who depart from here this evening and on all those of every land who seek to conduct their lives in freedom. god,ost of all, almighty we thank you for the great gift of our beloved country. dear god, bless america. you who live and reign for ever, amen. >> amen! >> thank you. god bless you. thank you. the chair recognizes the delegate from the state of michigan. [cheering] chairman, i'm from michigan. 2016 move that the
republican national convention having completed its business do now stand adjourned. die.d -- sine >> the question is on a motion to adjourn. all of those in favor signify by saying aye. those opposed say no. opinion of the chair, the ayes have it. the 2016 republican national convention does adjourn signee die. [cheering] ♪ ♪
susan: good evening from cleveland ohio. the republican national convention 2016 is now in the history books. donald trump one hour and 60 minute acceptance speech and we would like to hear what you thought about what you heard tonight. we will open up the phone lines and we will also be talking to some of the delegates on the floor as they leave the quicken loans arena and we would like to see and hear your reaction to the presentation by donald trump about his vision for america. here are the phone numbers.
you can also send us a tweet @cspan. steve is on the floor ready to talk to some delegates. steve: we are at the new york delegation. we have all the new yorkers represented. we have someone from rochester and someone from beard and someone from the buffalo area and a person from stony brook. talk about the speech by your home state favorite. >> we are very proud. an absolute triumph of a speech. he laid out his agenda for america. he talked about how he wants to restore our jobs and bring manufacturing back, which is critical to upstate new york. we are happy with the speaker i think it sets the tone for the rest of the election. steve: he made the point that new york can be employed for donald trump. can he win your state?
>> absolutely. yet generated more excitement in new york state than we have seen in years. people are coming out. they support him from both parties. steve: is there a line or a moment that will stand out to you? >> when he said he will make our country safe again and put our country back to work. those are the things people want to hear. those are the things people have been yearning for for the last eight years. at the blooms come back, what was the expense like? as newecial week for us york republican. we were front and center for the homestay candidate to accept the nomination. this is a historic week for us. steve: has that ever happened at a public intention that you would be right here? >> we are normally somewhat toward the back of the room. the have donald trump representing the great empire state, gives us a lot of pride. steve: made a couple references to supreme court justice antonin scalia, will that be a big point in the campaign for donald
trump? >> absolutely. it has to be. justice scalia was one of the brightest judicial mind that we've ever had on the conservative side and many some of justice are to replace him. steve: any further reaction to what happened here last night when senator cruz refused to endorse donald trump? lyin'ted lived up to his name. thinkds on the deal and i he committed political suicide. steve: we have rochester, buffalo, new york city represented. thank you for the time. susan. susan: we will take some telephone calls. jerry, connecticut. republican. what did you think? >> three months ago, i saw the donald trump was the answer, what could the question be. however, since that time, and especially this is been hammered