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  President-elect Donald Trump Holds Thank You Rally in Cincinnati Ohio  CSPAN  December 1, 2016 11:42pm-12:39am EST

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president-elect donald trump held a rally in cincinnati, ohio to talk to supporters as he begins a thank you tour in states that flipped from democratic to republican in the november election. other states are expected to be added to the tour in the coming days. mr. trump also talked about his pick to head the pentagon, retired marine corps general james mattis. ♪
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>> hello, ohio. on mike pence. work, youryour hard support, and your prayers, i'm that 50umbled to say days from today with my family at my side, i will take the oath of office to serve as vice president of the united states of america. and i'm here tonight to say for electing a
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president who will make america great again. so thank you to the people in ,hio, the people of kentucky and i'll bet there's a few hoosiers in the room. thank you for doing your part to make donald trump the next president of the united states of america. he did it. .nd we have you to thank
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before i go on, let me just say from our families two years, our hearts go out to the victims and families of those who were injured in the horrific attack that took place earlier this week in columbus, ohio. the victims are in our prayers and we commend the swift and courageous action of law enforcement in that parallels moment. periolous but let's be clear. thanks to all of you, in just 50 days, we will have a president who supports the men and women of law enforcement in every level.
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and thanks to you, we will have a president who will make the american economy great again. we will repeal obama care and replace it with american solutions. we will cut taxes, rollback regulation, have trade deals that put american workers first, and were going to get this economy moving for every
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american. and thanks to you, right next door in my home state of indiana , today in indianapolis, because of the bold leadership and vision of president-elect donald announcedompany that akin february that they are closing their doors and moving to mexico announced that now more than 1100 good paying jobs will stay right here in america. [cheers and applause] and the president-elect made it happen. make no mistake about it, carrier chose to stay in indiana because america chose to make donald trump the next president of the united states. and thanks to you, thanks to you
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we are going to enforce the laws of this country for the citizens of this country, we are going to build a wall and in illegal immigration once and for all. and thanks to you, we are going to have a president who will appoint justices to the supreme court of united states who will of hold our second amendment and all the god-given liberties enshrined in our constitution. so we are here to say thanks, but mostly i just want to say to you from my heart as a fellow american, thank you for giving
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america a new president. giving america a new president whose strength, whose vision, whose leadership againake america great faster than you could possibly imagine. so let me say to my friends from indiana,hio, kentucky, and all those looking on. it is my high honor and distinct privilege to introduce to you the president-elect of the united states of america, donald trump. ♪
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mr. trump: thank you, everybody. i didn't know this. look at this place.
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i didn't know what came with this position, and i didn't know that they closed down the roads around the stadium for an hour and a half. we've got to work out a new deal with our secret service, but we love them, right? thank you. thank you everybody, for being so patient. thank you. you are going to be happy, we are all going to be happy. i'm here today for one main reason, to say thank you to ohio. thank you. we won the state by almost 10 points, which they say is totally unheard of.
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i don't know if you know, but it's the beginning. they say you have to win ohio, you must when ohio. you heard it over and over and over. even andd off sort of then we were one out and two up. we didn't have too much help at the top levels, you know that. that turned out it didn't matter. but we had help with the people, and that's what really didn't matter. you must whening ohio, you cannot win the presidency without ohio. so we started and we were about point,d then point by then we had a couple of troughs, but with ohio, it just kept getting better and better. the in result was incredible.
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i had so many friends, thank you. and the true sense, history called and the people of this great state answered, and you're going to be very happy. going to say right now, we are going to make america great again, you watch. you went out and pounded the pavement, organized your fellow citizens and propelled to victory of grass grew movement, the likes of which the world has never seen before. this is what they say. today on one of the networks they said maybe andrew jackson. when was that? that was like 1838. than someone else that that was
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great, but it's nothing like what happened here. so it really has been fun, and more importantly, i heard my saying about what happened today in indiana, we're going to do that all over the country. thank you, carrier. today we made history, and now the real work begins. that is the second reason that i'm here today. i'm going to discuss our action plan to make a greater -- to make america great again. although we did have a lot of fun hot -- fighting hillary, didn't we?
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[cheers and applause] and by the way, the people are continuing to pour in, so let them come in. a half hour, but i don't think we are going to do that. let's blame them for being late, right? , i was inaid indianapolis to announce that we are saving the jobs that the carrier plant from going to mexico. 1100 jobs. to i'm asking all companies keep their jobs in america, and we will work to make america a better environment for workers and businesses and we will crack down on all foreign trade abuses that undermine your ability and your company's ability to compete. when thoseare over
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companies are going to leave. fixave so many problems to in our country, but i know that if we set aside our differences, and we do have differences, we are a very divided nation, but we are not going to be divided for long. i have always brought people together. i know you find that hard to believe, although this group probably doesn't find it hard to believe. ourwe are going to bring country together. we're going to find common ground and we will get the job done properly. we will get it done properly. importantly, america will .tart winning again we are going to win again. enlistsucceed, we must the effort of all americans. for too long, washington has
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tried to put us in oxus. they separate us by age, by race, by income, by geography, by place of birth. we spend too much time focusing on what divides us. now is the time to embrace the one thing that truly unites us. you know what that is? america. it's america. americans. when americans unify, nothing is beyond our reach. you are going to see. we are going to have a country that was never so great. you watch, so many different ways. you hear a lot of talk about how we are becoming a globalized relationships people value in this country are local. country.ity, state, they are local. we will compete in the world, we
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want to compete in the world, but we are going to compete in the world where it is a two-way road, not a one ray -- one-way road. the advantages are going to come back to our country, and they haven't for many, many years. answer, no global global currency, no certificate of global citizenship. we pledge allegiance to one flag, and that flag is the american flag. [cheers and applause] bem now on, it's going to
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america first, ok? america first. we are going to put ourselves first. we see peace and harmony with the nations of the world, but that means recognizing the right of every country, including our own, to look after its citizens. we would put other countries first. we had people running our country that truly did not know what the hell they were doing . [cheers and applause] mr. trump: we will defend the
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american worker what has happened right here. they forgot is the american worker who truly built our country. we will not forget one of the reasons we are so divided today because our government has failed to protect the interests of the american workers and their families making it too easy for us to be unified as a whole. that they have forgotten how to appeal to combine the skills them the talents and we have unbelievable talents but that is all about to change. our goal is to strengthen the bond between citizens to restore the sense of membership for a shared national community. global is a wonderful. right now we want to focus on our national community. never anyone again will interests come before the
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american people. that is not going to happen again. [applause] mr. trump: over the last two weeks since the victory have spoken to many foreign leaders and i will tell you they have such respect for us. they all tell me how this was amazing. how they sat in their magnificent rooms. these are the leaders, the prime ministers, presidents ministers, presidents, and how they sat watching in wonderment hearing how people came to vote that had not voted in 20 years or never voted before and they had trump shirts and make america great hats and they thought it was amazing.
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[applause] mr. trump: and honestly, one of them told me, i truly respect the united states again because of what happened. [cheering and applause] mr. trump: we will seek a truly inclusive society where we support each other and love each other and look out for each other and that means people coming into our country have to be people that have the potential to love us. not hate us. [applause] mr. trump: we condemn bigotry
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and all forms we denounce all of the hatred and forcefully reject of language of exclusion separation we will come together. the future where every child is included in the american dream. we have our own american dream and a bewildering back in american dream. the problems that plague our inner cities and we do have those of rural communities, some of them are poor. we are going to help those people. they can be fixed. we have spent as of this week according to the latest count, trillion in the middle east. the middle east today is far worse than it has ever been. [booing] mr. trump: you will see changes very quick. workforce and flat wages are not the new normal.
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we are talking about wages, where some of you in this audience, hard-working and -- hard-working incredible americans were making more money 20 years ago that today. today you were older and you are working harder and in many cases you have two jobs. some of that is because of obamacare and by the way we are repealing and replacing obamacare. [applause] we can reverse the stagnation and usher in a period of true opportunity and growth, endless gridlock is not a way of life any longer. we don't have to accept that. government can be responsive then we can become proud again of how washington works. i have spoken to democrats and i said to them, look, we can't go on with this gridlock. it's gone on for so many years.
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they can't get together. we are going to get together and i believe they want to get together. you know why, because it's time and the people are angry. they are angry and they are going to get together. we are going to make joint decisions. and the nice part our victory was so great we have the house, we have the senate and we have the presidency. [cheering] mr. trump: but we want to get them on board also. people are constantly telling me and telling you to reduce our expectations. those people are fools. they are fools but this campaign proves that the old rules no longer apply, that anything we want for our country is now possible, anything. [applause] mr. trump: now is not the time
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to downsize our dreams but to set our sights higher than ever before for our country. [applause] mr. trump: now is the time to push for real profound change that restores the full promise of america for all of its people and those people are great people. i got to know them, believe me, over the last 18 months. what we have created is a movement and it's a beautiful thing. if you take a look here the roads are all gridlocked, all gridlocked, all locked down, all secured up and people pour in. it's an amazing thing. now is the time to unlock the potential of millions of americans left on the sidelines. their talents aren't used in just unused and their dreams
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unrealized and their aspirations totally forgotten. these are people of great talent. this is the moment. this is our chance. this is our window for action. this is the hour when the great deed can be done and our highest hopes can come true. we are going to do it, folks. we are going to do it. [applause] we are going to do it. [chanting] mr. trump: thank you. i love you too. look at this guy. and i do love him. he is a rough looking cookie though, i will tell you. we love him. we have a lot of love, believe me. there's going to be a lot of love in our country.
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i am working to assemble the details and action plan for america. my plan begins with structural reform to create millions of new jobs and rapidly expand our economic growth. you have seen what's happening with taxes. you've seen what's happening with regulations which are totally out of control. right now we punish companies for doing business in america. they are actually profiting. that's why they are leaving and by the way i have to say we are going to reduce taxes for the middle class. it's ridiculous but for our companies and we are going to reduce the regulations. if a company wants to still leave the state of ohio or pennsylvania or how about north carolina? how well did we do in north carolina? [applause] mr. trump: remember when they
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said, he cannot win north carolina. if we had just one ohio and iowa and we had just won florida. breaking news, donald trump's won florida. they said whoa and we wanted ag. [applause] mr. trump: but then the people back there, the extremely dishonest press -- [booing] very dishonest people. how about, how about, i mean how dishonest. how about when a major anchor who hosted a debate started crying when she realized that we won? [applause]
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mr. trump: speaker ryan: mr. how aboutmr. trump: it? don't tell me, this is untrue. and do you know what she doesn't understand? things are going to be much better now. [applause] mr. trump: i mean think of it. we won in a landslide. that was a landslide and we did not have the press. the press was brutal. you know what? [booing] hey, in the great state of ohio, we do not have the upper echelon of politician either, did we? but i will say this, i will say this. and it was very nice. your governor john kasich called
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me after the election and was very nice. [booing] mr. trump: he said congratulations, that was amazing. he couldn't believe how much we -- we won ohio and the election by. remember, you cannot get to 270 with the dishonest press. there is no road. folks, how many times did we hear this? there is no path to 270. [applause] there is no path. [applause] mr. trump: there are is no path for donald trump.
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texas is in play, remember that one? now as a republican i'm supposed to -- as a republican i'm supposed to win georgia. as a republican i'm supposed to win the great state of utah. i love those states. remember when they said donald trump is going to lose, some guy had never heard of, who is that guy? he is going to lose to this guy but the people of utah were amazing and we drowned them. -- and we trounced them. [applause] mr. trump: and by the way hillary came in second and that guy came in third. i'm still trying to figure out, i'm still trying to figure out, i wondered what the hell was he trying to prove? i guess he wanted us to lose the supreme court. that's the only thing he was going to get. they said this was two or three
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weeks before the election. they said georgia is in play. texas is in play. that means we are even and then we won in a landslide. what happened? [applause] mr. trump: for weeks, texas is in play and you turn on the television two minutes later, donald trump has won texas. [applause] mr. trump: these are very, very dishonest people. [booing] mr. trump: should i go on with this just a little bit longer? [applause] how about, it's like
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12:00 in the evening and pennsylvania, i am leading by a lot and we couldn't get off 98%. they didn't want to call it. we are leading by so much that it is impossible. they refuse to call and then at 3:00 i will never forget. we won wisconsin and we won michigan and we won pennsylvania , right? and that person is doing the math and that person would say for months that there is no way that donald trump can break the blue wall, right? [applause] mr. trump: we didn't break it, we shattered that sucker. [applause] mr. trump: that poor wall is
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busted up. so i will never forget it though because it felt so good. more so because they kept saying there is no path. and i go out and see the people like this and i'd say how were we going to lose? but what happened, so they say we win wisconsin. donald trump, 38 years or so, donald trump has won michigan and they are looking at the map wow, there is no way that hillary clinton can become president." [applause] it's amazing. it's really amazing. and one of the announcers, one of the announcers i will have to
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tell you from espn, now they cover football and boxing and everything, right? he won out and he said that have to tell you, that event last night meaning the election results, was better than any fight, any baseball game, any football game. [applause] mr. trump: he said that was the most exciting event i have ever seen and then you look at the nfl. now it's just not recovering but their ratings were so far down and you know what the reason was? this business is tougher than the nfl. the people liked it. their ratings were down 20% to 21% and it was because of us. we have a lot of fun. the bottom line is we won. [applause] we won big. [applause]
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mr. trump: whether it's producing steel, building cars or curing disease, we want the next generation of innovation and production to happen right here in america and right here in ohio. [applause] mr. trump: first on taxes. we are going to massively lower taxes and make america the blood -- the best place in the world to higher, to invest and create and expand. we are going to eliminate every single regulation that undermines the ability of our workers and our companies to compete with companies from foreign lands. we are going to do it. [applause] we have the greatest
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competitors on earth and by the way some of the greatest business people in the world. one of the networks said, he put on a billionaire. that's because this guy knows how to make money, folks. [applause] mr. trump: he knows how to make money. i'd like to put on a guy that has failed all his life but we don't want that, do we? i have been honest. i said i'm going to be putting on the greatest killers you have ever seen. we need that. it's time. it's time. it's time. we have a great cabinet. wait until you see what we have next week. are we doing a good job with their cabinet and our people? [applause]
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mr. trump: and i don't want to tell you, i don't want to tell you this because i want to save the suspense for next week. so i will not tell you. i refuse to tell you and don't let it outside of this room. do you promise? raise your hand. promise. [applause] mr. trump: so i will not tell you that one of our great, great generals, don't let it outside, right? and of course the press is very honest, they will never let this go. we have about seven stations live. we are going to appoint mad dog mattis as our secretary of defense. [cheering and applause]
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mr. trump: but we are not announcing it until monday so don't tell anybody. mad dog. he is great. i asked one of the generals, i love the generals. i won't use his name but he probably would come forward. i said to him, you are a good general. yes sir i am. i said, so how do you compare to general mattis? how do you compare to mad dog? sir, he is better than i am. [laughter] mr. trump: i love it, they love him. we will be announcing him on monday of next week. keep it inside the room but that's what we have and he has -- and he is our best. they say he is the closest thing
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to general george patton that we have and it's about time, about time. [applause] mr. trump: i gave up a little secret. my people over there are probably saying you weren't supposed to do that. on energy, we will pursue energy and cancel the job-killing restrictions from oil, natural gas and clean colin we are going to put the minors of ohio -- the miners of ohio back to work. [applause] mr. trump: on infrastructure, we will build new roads, tunnels, bridges, railways, bridges schools and hospitals including major projects in the inner cities. they're such potential in the inner city.
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we are not using our potential. remember when i would make the speeches and say what the hell have you got to lose? the african-american community was so great to me in this election. they were so great to me. [applause] i couldn't believe it. i started off at a low number and every week boom, boom, boom and i got it up to a number that's higher than all of the republican candidates for years and it was great. the hispanic community, i did great with the hispanic community, higher than people that were supposed to have done well. and is this really a big surprise? we did great with women. can you believe that? [applause]
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mr. trump: a couple of polls in the early states said we don't believe it. he is doing well with women. every time i went out i saw this beautiful pink signs, women for trump. we did great with women. we did great with everybody. we will deepen our harvest. we have harbors that ships can even go into. -- ships cannot even go into. people have two simple rules. [booing]
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mr. trump: they don't know that hillary lost a couple of weeks ago. they forgot. [applause] where do these people come from? oh well. they are taking her back home to mom. it's true, it's true. they don't realize it. a lot of the people that protested we said did you vote? no i did not vote. they don't vote. they never vote. do you agree with my stance that if people burn the american flag, there should be consequences, right? [cheering and applause]
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[chanting] mr. trump: we will have simple rules when it comes to this massive rebuilding effort. by american and higher american. we can do it ourselves. and that will be our new mantra. on trade, the history of the nation teaches us that the strength of the country and its manufacturing sector is vital to both its economic prosperity and national security. because we don't do that. our borders are weak, our trade is terrible. you are going to see a turn that is so big and it's going to happen so fast and we started today in indiana. believe me, that's just the
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beginning. that is only the beginning. [cheering and applause] mr. trump: our trade deficit now is nearly $800 billion a year. it's a chronic drag on growth, it destroys the wealth of our country and jobs, and jobs. ohio has lost one third of its manufacturing jobs since nafta and you know the nice part? now i don't have to say signed by bill clinton and approved by hillary. who cares? all i can tell you is that nafta is a disaster. what difference does it make? we will fix nafta or we will terminate it and start all over. [applause] america has lost
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70,000 factories, hard to believe. i always say that's a typo. 70,000 factories since china joined the world trade organization. think of it. in the year 2000, america had nearly 20 million manufacturing jobs in the rust belt. today we have only 12.3 million manufacturing jobs left in the rust belt. we are going to bring them back. we are going to bring them back. [applause] we are going to bring them back. the rust belt has been hammered and one of the reasons i won, it's one of the reasons i won. ohio is an example. it's down from 1.2 million manufacturing jobs in the year 2000 to only 690,000 jobs today.
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it's not going to happen anymore, folks. or take michigan, they are down from 900,000 manufacturing jobs in the year 2000 to only 600,000 manufacturing jobs. i see these numbers and it's sad that what isn't sad because this is all about hope and it's real hope because we are going to turn it around so fast. [applause] mr. trump: and we don't want ford leaving and going to mexico to build small cars. we don't want it. we are going to turn it all around. we are living through the greatest job theft in history of the world. i've been saying it for months. it used to be the cars were made in flint and you couldn't drink the water in mexico. today the cars are made in mexico and you can't drink the water in flint, michigan. you know that, right? what a difference.
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but we are turning that around. what a terrible thing that was. gross incompetence on so many levels. the era of economic surrender is over. we are going to fight for every last american jobs. it's time to remove the rust from the rust belt -- or in a new industrial revolution. we are going to do it. [applause] on health care reform, we will repeal and replace obamacare. we have no choice. we have no choice. [applause] mr. trump: and we will finally fix health care for america's incredible veterans, we love our veterans. [applause] mr. trump: where are the veteran's?
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raise your hand. who is a veteran? we have a lot of veterans. our veterans have not been treated properly and i want to thank our veterans and i want to thank the military and think our police forces because the number of votes i got were staggering, staggering. [applause] mr. trump: for whatever reason people in uniform like trump. i don't know, i've never figured that out. these are great people. we are going to take care of our veterans and we are working right now on somebody to run the veterans administration who will be terrific, believe me, terrific and i will be watching. i will be watching. and on childcare and asking -- i am asking congress to pass legislation to support the american family and make affordable childcare accessible to all. it is so important. our agenda will fight to increase pay and opportunities for women in the workforce. support women entrepreneurs. who is a woman entrepreneur here
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? who are the women? a lot of them. i hate to tell you, men, generally speaking they are better than you are. [applause] mr. trump: if i said it the other way around, i would be in big trouble. we are going to make sure that no one is penalized for the decisions to have a family. right now they are penalized. on crime, we have experienced the largest increase. we are going to support the incredible men and women of law enforcement. they are incredible people. [applause] my administration will marshall federal resources to bring this crime wave to an
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end. we believe all americans have the right to live in safe the -- in safety and peace. we will never back down and fighting to deliver that security to every community in our land and to our inner cities that have been forsaken. [applause] we take care of our inner cities and the people in our inner cities. on defense, we will begin a major national effort to rebuild our badly depleted military. [applause] mr. trump: we have no choice. if you look at this world it's a tinderbox and we want a strong military and we don't want to have to use it. ideally we don't have to use it, although we will destroy isis. [applause]
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at the same time we will pursue a new foreign-policy and finally learn from the mistakes of the past. we will stop looking to topple regimes and overthrow governments, folks. remember, $6 trillion in the middle east. $6 trillion. our goal is stability, not chaos because we want to rebuild our country. it's time. it's time. [applause] mr. trump: we will partner with any nation that is willing to join us in the efforts to defeat isis and radical islamic terrorism. [applause] mr. trump: in our dealings with other countries, we will seek shared interests wherever possible and pursue a new era of peace, understanding and goodwill.
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on immigration, we will restore the sovereignty of the united states. we will restore the sovereignty. [applause] we will finally end illegal immigration. [applause] mr. trump: we will construct a great wall at the border. [applause] dismantle the criminal cartel and liberate our communities from the epidemic of gang violence and drugs pouring into our nation. [applause] we will ask congress to reform our visa and immigration programs to protect jobs and wages from american workers. i love american workers. i love these people. do you know what i call a
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-- what i call american workers? the forgotten men and women of our nation and those men and women came out to vote. nobody ever thought that was going to happen. they came out by the millions. these are great, great people. they keep our nature are secure from terrorism. we will suspend immigration from regions where it cannot be safely processed. we have regions in the world, people are pouring in. i don't have to say who is letting them anymore. we don't need san bernardino. we don't need another orlando. we don't need another world trade center. we don't need paris. look at paris, you look at nice. look what's happening in germany. we don't need that folks.
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we have enough problems, believe me. your state has just experienced a violent atrocity at the great ohio state university. that is a great place. that further demonstrates the security threats and these are just threats that are stupidly created by our very politicians, refugee programs. we offer our bots and prayers to -- we offer our thoughts and prayers to the victims and our hearts go out to the entire community of ohio state. what a great place. [applause] a great place. we are with you and we will stand with you every single step of the way. the job of the president is to keep america safe and that will always be my highest priority. [applause]
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mr. trump: we will do everything in our power to keep the scourge of terrorism out of our country. we are going to keep it out of our country. people are pouring in from regions of the middle east. we have no idea who they are, where they come from, what they are thinking and we are going to stop that dead cold. [applause] mr. trump: just take a look at what just happened in your state. take a good look and really think about it. ethics reform will be a crucial part of our 100 day plan as well. we are going to drain the swamp of corruption in washington. [applause]
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[chanting] mr. trump: thank you. i will oppose a five-year ban on executive officials becoming lobbyists and a lifetime ban on officials becoming lobbyists for foreign government. [applause] mr. trump: change is not going to be easy. i am going to be unified with these proposals as you fought for this great campaign of ours. we are going to need our government and this group to be more engaged and more vigilant than ever before, to help us accomplish that reform to overcome decades of stalemate and gridlock. we are going to get it done.
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now that you have put me in this position, even if you don't help me i'm going to get it done, believe me. don't worry about it. [applause] mr. trump: it's easier to help the but that's her right. i will get it done. importantly we are all going to have open arms and we are going to invite everyone from all political persuasions to join our movement to help us achieve