President-elect Donald Trump Holds Thank You Rally in Cincinnati Ohio CSPAN December 4, 2016 10:29am-11:34am EST
people who have lived in all types of different communities across america. as we go out and meet with groups, we are having, i think, considerable success sharing ideas but also learning from the people we are meeting with. susan: we are pretty much out of time. i say thank you to judiciary committee chair bob goodlatte and their ranking democratic member on the committee, john conyers. we appreciate you coming together. so often, we report on how partisan groups are at odds. so we appreciate you. thank you to kimbriell kelly of the "washington post" and jesse holland from the associated press. [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2016] [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] today, secretary of state john kerry speaks about middle east challenges for the trump administration at the brookings institution's annual saban
forum, live at 1:00 p.m. eastern here on c-span. "in death,"ok tv's we host a discussion on the attack on pearl harbor on the 75th anniversary of the attack. program, steve twomey. eri hotta. nelson. donald stratton. your questions and comments live from noon to 3:00 p.m. eastern. thursday, the president-elect and the vice president-elect spoke in cincinnati as part of their thank you tour in states
[cheers and applause] mr. pence: hello, ohio. i'm mike pence. because of your hard work, your support, and your prayers i am deeply humbled to say that 50 days from today with my family at my side will i take the oath of office to serve as vice president of the united states of america. [cheers and applause] mr. pence: i'm here tonight to say thank you. i'm here tonight to say thank you for electing a president who will make america great again. [cheers and applause] so thank you to the people of ohio, 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, and we have you to thank. before i go on, let me just say , from our families to yours, our hearts go out to the victims and families of those who were injured in the horrific attacks that took place earlier this week in columbus, ohio. the victims are in our prayers, and we commend the swift and courageous actions of law enforcement in that perilous moment. [cheers and applause] mr. pence: 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 in law enforcement as every level. [cheers and applause] we will have a president who will suspend immigration from all countries and territories compromised by terror. [cheers and applause] and we will have a commander in chief who will hunt down and destroy isis at its source. [cheers and applause] >> usa. usa. usa. usa. usa. usa. usa. mr. pence: thanks to you, we're going to have a president who will make the american economy great again.
we'll repeal obamacare and replace it with american solutions. we're going to cut taxes, roll back regulation, have trade deals that put american workers first. we're going to get this economy moving for every american. 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 trump, a company that announced back in february that they were closing their doors and moving to mexico announced that now more than 1,100 good-paying jobs will stay right here in america. 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, we're going to enforce the laws of this country for the citizens of this country, we're going to build a wall, and we're going to end illegal immigration once and for all. [cheers and applause] >> build that wall. build that wall. mr. pence: oh, we will. and thanks to you, and thanks to you, we're going to have a president who will appoint justices to the supreme court of the united states who will
uphold our second amendment and all the god-given liberties enshrined in our constitution. so we're here to say thanks. mostly, i just want to say to you from my heart, as a fellow american, thank you for giving america a new president. thank you for giving america a new president whose strength, whose vision, whose leadership will make america great again faster than you could possibly imagine. let me say to my friends from here in ohio, kentucky, indiana , and all those looking on, it is my high honor and distinct
mr. trump: thank you, thank you. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: thank you, everybody. wow. thank you. so, i didn't know this, i love you, too. look at this place. so, i didn't know what came with this position, and i didn't know that they close down the roads around the stadium for an hour and a half. we 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're going to be happy. we're all going to be happy. i'm here today for one main reason. to say thank you to ohio. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: we won the state by almost 10 points. which they say is totally unheard of. in fact, i don't know if you know, but it's the beginning they say you have to win ohio. you must win ohio. right, you heard it. over and over and over. and we started off sort of even. then we were one up. two up. we didn't have much help at the top levels, you know that, right? and that turned out it didn't matter. but we had help with the people, and that's what really did matter.
so i kept hearing, "you must win ohio." "you cannot win the presidency without ohio." so we started, really, we were about even, right? at the beginning. then point by point by point, then we had a couple of little troughs, but with ohio, there was no trough. it just kept getting better and better. better and better. [cheers and applause] and the end result is incredible. i love you, ohio. this is a great place. great people. i have so many friends. thank you. thank you. in a true sense, history called, and the people of this great state answered. you are going to be very happy. we're going to say, right now, what are we going to do? we're going to make america great again. you watch. you went out and you pounded the pavement, organized your fellow citizens, and propelled to victory a grassroots 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. i said, when was that? it was like in the 1838? and then somebody else, well, that was great, but nothing like what happened here. so it really has been fun. and more importantly, i heard mike saying about what happened today in indiana. we're going to do that all over the country. we're going to do it all over the country. carrier, 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 america great again. we're going to discuss it.
although we did have a lot of fun fighting hillary, didn't we? right? [cheers and applause] mr. trump: by the way, the people are continuing to pour in. let them come in. we could wait, we could wait a half-hour, an hour, but i don't think we're going to do that, right? let them pour in. let's blame them for being late, right. as i said i am here to announce we're saving the jobs at the carrier plant from going to mexico. 1,100 jobs. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: and i'm asking all companies to 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. those days are over when those companies are going to leave. [cheers and applause] we have so many problems to fix in our country. but i know that if we set aside our differences and we do have differences, we're a very divided nation, but we're 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. but we're going to bring our country together, all of our country.
we're going to find common ground and we will get the job done properly. we'll get it done properly. and so importantly america will start winning again big league. we're going to win again. but to succeed we must enlist the effort of all americans. for too long washington has tried to put us in boxes. they separate us by race, by age, 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. america, it's america. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: because when america's unified, nothing is beyond our reach. i mean that. you're going to see. you're going to see. we're 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're becoming a globalized world. but the relationships people value in this country are local. families, cities, state, country. they are local. we'll compete in the world, we want to compete in the world, but we're going to compete in the world where it's a two-way road not a one-way road. the advantages are going to come back to our country. and they haven't for many, many years. there is no global answer, no global currency, no certificate of global citizenship. we pledge allegiance to one flag and that flag is the american flag.
>> usa. usa. usa. usa. u.sa -- usa. mr. trump: from now on, it's going to be america first, ok. america first. we're going to put ourselves first. we seek 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 didn't know what the hell they were doing. ok. didn't know what they were doing. we're going to defend the american worker.
look what's happened right here. they forgot about the american worker. they forgot it was the american worker who truly built our country. we're not going to forget, believe me. one of the reasons we're so divided today is because our government has failed to protect the interests of the american workers and their families. making it too easy for us to see ourselves as distinct groups and not unified as a whole. we're not unified. we're going to be. washington's politicians has spent so long appealing to competing interests, they have forgotten how to appeal to the national interests, combining the skills and talents of our people in a common cause.
we have unbelievable talent. but that is all about to change. our goal is to strengthen the bonds of trust between citizens to restore our sense of membership and a shared national community. global is wonderful, but right now we want to focus on our national community. never again will anyone's interest come before the interests of the american people. it's not going to happen again. over the last two weeks since our victory, i 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. they all tell me how they said in their magnificent rooms in different countries throughout the world, these are the leaders, the prime ministers, the presidents, all of them, how they sat in their magnificent
rooms watching in wonderment and hearing how people came to vote that didn't vote in 20 years. people came to vote that haven't voted before. and they had trump shirts on and they had make america great hats on, and they had buttons and they thought it was amazing. and honestly, one of them told me i truly respect the united states again. because of what happened. we're going to seek a truly inclusive society where we support each other, love each other, and look out for each other, and that means that people coming into our country have to be people that have the potential to love us, not to hate us.
we condemn bigotry and prejudice in all its forms. we denounce all of the hatred. and we forcefully reject the language of exclusion and separation. we're going to come together. we have no choice. we have to. and it's better. it's better. we seek a future where every american child is fully included in the american dream. we're going to have our own american dream. and we're going to bring back the american dream. the problems that plague our inner cities or that afflict poor rural communities, we do have those rural communities, some of them are poor, we're going to help those people. we're going to rebuild those communities. they can be fixed and together we're going to fix them. we're going to fix them. we have spent, as of this week, according to the latest count, we have spent $6 trillion in the
middle east. and the middle east today is far worse than it's ever been. you will see changes very quickly. you will see it. a shrinking work force, flat wages are not the new normal. and we're not even talking about flat. we're talking about wages where some of you in this audience, hardworking, incredible americans, were making more money 20 years ago than you're making today. today you're older and working harder. in many cases you have two jobs. some of that's because of obamacare. by the way, we're repealing and replacing obamacare. we're going to 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. and we can become proud again of how washington works. and 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. they can't get together. we're 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're going to make joint decisions. we are. the nice part, our victory was so great, we have the house, we have the senate, and we have the president. we want to get them onboard also. people are constantly telling me and telling you to reduce our
expectations. those people are fools. they are fools. but this campaign proved that the old rules no longer apply. that anything we want for our country is now possible. anything. right? now is not the time to downsize our dreams but to set our sites higher than ever before for our country. -- our sights higher than ever before for our country. [cheers and 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. and what we have created is the movement and it's a beautiful thing.
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 unused, their dreams unrealized, and their aspirations totally forgotten. and 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 deeds can be done and our highest hopes can come true. we're going to do it, folks. we're going to do it. we're going to do it. >> usa. usa. usa. usa.
mr. trump: i love you, too. look at this guy. i do love him. he's a rough looking cookie, though. we have a lot of love. believe me. going to a lot of love in our country. driven by these goals i'm working to assemble a detailed action plan for america. my plan begins with the bold structural reform to create millions of new jobs and rapidly expand our economic growth. you see what's happening with taxes. you see what's happening with regulations which are totally out of control. right now we punish companies for doing business in america. they are actually punished. that's why they are leaving. by the way, i have to say this, we're going to reduce taxes to a point that our -- the middle
class in particular, but for our companies. and we're going to reduce the regulations. but 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? right? remember when they said he cannot win north carolina. so we had just won ohio. we had just won florida. breaking news, donald trump has won florida. they say, whoa. we won it big. but then the people back there, the extremely dishonest press -- [boos] mr. trump: dishonest people.
how about -- how dishonest -- how about when a major anchor who hosted a debate started crying because she realized that we won. "tell me this isn't true." you know what she doesn't understand? things are going to be much better now. we won in a landslide. that was a landslide. and we didn't have the press. the press was brutal.
[boos] mr. trump: you know what -- hey, in the great state of ohio we didn't have the upper echelon of politician, either, did we? i will say this. it was very nice, your governor, john kasich, called me after the election and was very nice. [boos] mr. trump: he said congratulations. that was amazing. he couldn't believe how much we won ohio by or the election by. remember, "you cannot get to 270." the dishonest press. "there is no road." folks, how many times did we hear this? "there is no path to 270." there is no press.
[cheers and applause] "there is no path for donald trump." mr. trump: there are is no path for donald trump. texas is in play, remember that one? [laughter] mr. trump: now as rep. pocan:, i'm supposed to win texas -- now as a republican, i'm supposed to win texas, when georgia, the great state of utah. i love those states. remember when they said donald trump is going to lose to some guy i never heard of? who is that guy? he is going to lose to this guy! but the people of utah were amazing and we trounced them. [cheers and 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 wondered what the hell he was trying to prove. i guess he wanted us to lose the supreme court. that's the only thing he was going to get. think of it. they said, two or three weeks before the election. my friends told me just the opposite. they said georgia is in play. texas is in play. that means, like, we are even, and then we won in a landslide. most states. i said "what happened?" they go, "for weeks, texas is in play." and then, you turn on the television two minutes later, "donald trump has won texas." these are very, very dishonest people. [booing]
mr. trump: i love this stuff. should i go on with this just a little bit longer? [cheers and applause] mr. trump: i love it. how about, it's like 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. if i lost every other vote, and they refuse to call and then at 3:00, i will never forget. i watched that particular person and we won wisconsin and we won michigan and we won pennsylvania, right?
[cheers and applause] mr. trump: and that person is doing the math and that person was saying for months that there is no way that donald trump can break the blue wall, right? [cheers and applause] mr. trump: we didn't break it, we shattered that sucker. shattered. shattered it. man, that poor wall is busted up. so i will never forget it though because it felt so good. you know, more so because they kept saying there is no path. and all this nonsense, so i go out and see the people like this and i would say, "how are 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 and saying, "oh wow, there is no way that hillary clinton can
become president." donald trump is president of the united states. oh. amazing. it's amazing. it's really amazing. and one of the announcers, one of the announcers, i will have to tell you from espn, now they cover football and boxing and everything, right? and he went out and he said, "i have got to tell you, that event last night," meaning the election results, "was better than any fight, any baseball game, any football game." [cheers and applause] mr. trump: he said "that was the most exciting event i have ever seen," and it was politics. 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? because this business is tougher than the nfl. it's crazy. the people liked it. their ratings were down 20% to 21% and it was because of us. so, we had a lot of fun. the bottom line is we won. we won. we won. we won big. [cheers and applause] 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. right? mr. trump: first on taxes. we are going to massively lower taxes, and make america the best place in the world to hire, to invest, to create, and to expand. on regulations, 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. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: we have the greatest competitors on earth and by the way, i have put on some of the greatest business people in the world. one of the networks said, he put on a billionaire. at commerce. that's because this guy knows how to make money, folks. [laughter] 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? >> no! mr. trump: 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. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: we have a great, great cabinet. i will tell you. wait until you see what we have next week. are we doing a good job with our cabinet and our people? [cheers and applause] 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.
[cheers and applause] mr. trump: so i will not tell you that one of our great, great generals -- [cheers and applause] mr. trump: don't let it outside, right? and of course the press is very honest, they will never let this go. even though it is all live, they have about seven stations live. we are going to appoint mad dog mattis as our secretary of defense. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: but we are not announcing it until monday so don't tell anybody. [laughter] mr. trump: mad dog. he is great. he is great. i asked one of the generals, i love the generals. and i won't use his name but he probably would come forward. but 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 loved 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 is our best. they say he is the closest thing to general george patton that we have, and it's about time, about time. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: ok. i gave up a little secret. [chanting "usa"] mr. trump: my people over there are probably saying you weren't supposed to do that, mr. trump. on energy, we will pursue energy independence and cancel the job-killing restrictions from
oil, natural gas, and clean coal, and we are going to put the miners of ohio back to work. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: on infrastructure, we will build new roads, tunnels, bridges, railways, airports, schools, and hospitals, including major projects in the .including major projects in the inner cities. there is such potential in the inner city. we are not using our potential. remember when i would make the speeches, i would 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. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: amazing. 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. great. higher than people that were supposed to have done well. i felt it. and is this really a big surprise? we did great with women. can you believe that? [cheers and applause] mr. trump: great with women. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: a couple of goals came in -- [cheers and applause] mr. trump: a couple of polls came in in the early states and they 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. i knew we were going to do well.
we did great with women. we did great with everybody. we will deepen our harvest. new lanes of commerce across the nation. we have harbors that ships can't even go into. people have two simple rules. [cheers and applause] [chanting "donald trump"] mr. trump: they don't know that hillary lost a couple of weeks ago. they forgot. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: where do these people come from? oh, well. [laughter] mr. trump: they are taking her back home to mom. [laughter] mr. trump: no, it's true, it's true. they don't realize it. they don't know. you know, 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? [cheers and applause] mr. trump: i'm sorry. i think so. [chanting "usa"] mr. trump: we will have two simple rules when it comes to this massive rebuilding effort. buy american and hire 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 a country and its data and manufacturing sector is -- its trade and 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 beginning. that is only the beginning. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: our trade deficit now is nearly $800 billion a year. it's a chronic drag on growth, and a destroyer. 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. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: america has lost 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. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: 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.
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, but what isn't sad because this is all about hope, but it is real hope because we are going to turn it around so fast. and we don't want ford leaving and going to mexico to build its small cars. we don't want it. we are going to turn it all around. we are living through the greatest job left in the history
of the world. i've been saying it for months. it used to be the cars were made in flint, right? 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? [booing] mr. trump: what a difference. .mr. trump: what a difference. 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 job. it's time to remove the rust from the rest out and usher in a new industrial revolution. we are going to do it. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: on health care reform, we will repeal and
replace obamacare. we have no choice. we have no choice. and we will finally fix health care for america's incredible veterans. veterans, we love our veterans. where are the veteran's? raise your hand. who is a veteran? [cheers and applause] mr. trump: we have got a lot of veterans. our veterans have not been treated properly, and i want to thank our veterans, and i want to thank our military, and i want to thank our police forces because the number of votes i got was staggering, staggering. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: for whatever reason, people in uniform like trump. i don't know, i've never figured -- i have to figure 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, too. i will be watching. on child care, 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? who are the women? a lot of them. i hate to tell you, men, generally speaking they are better than you are. [cheers and applause] [booing] mr. trump: if i said it the other way around, i would be in big trouble. don't you agree? we are going to make sure that no one is penalized for the decision to have a family. right now, they are penalized. on crime, the murder rate has experienced its largest increase in 45 years in our country. think of that.
we are going to support the incredible men and women of law enforcement. they are incredible people. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: my administration will marshall federal resources to bring this crime wave to an end. most in 45 years. we believe all americans have the right to live in safety and peace. we will never back down in fighting to deliver that security to every community in our land and to our inner cities that have been forsaken. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: 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. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: have no choice. we have no choice.
if you look at this world, it is a tinderbox, and we have no choice. 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. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: 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. ok, we have to do the term. we have to say the term. [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. on immigration, we will restore the sovereignty of the united states. we will restore the sovereignty. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: we will finally end illegal immigration. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: we will construct a great wall at the border. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: dismantle the criminal cartel, and liberate our communities from the
epidemic of gang violence and drugs pouring into our nation. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: we will ask congress to reform our visa and immigration programs to protect jobs and wages from american best for -- protect jobs and wages for american workers. i love american workers. i love these people. do you know 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. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: they came out by the millions. these are great, great people. they keep our nation secure from terrorism and extremists. we will suspend immigration from regions where it cannot be safely processed. we have regions of the world, people are pouring in.
i don't have to say who is letting them anymore. i just have to say they are pouring into our country. 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. you look all over the world, look what is happening to germany. we don't need that, folks. we have enough problems, believe me. your state has just experienced a violent atrocity at the great ohio state university. and that is a great place. that further demonstrates the security threats that are created, and these are just threats that are stupidly created by our very politicians, -- very, very stupid politicians, refugee programs. we offer our thoughts and prayers, and deepest empathy's to the victims, and our hearts
go out to the entire community of ohio state. what a great place. great place. [applause] mr. trump: 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. [cheers and applause] 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. just so you understand, 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.
[cheers and applause] mr. trump: and you 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. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: drain the swamp. [chanting "drain the swamp"] mr. trump: thank you. i will oppose a five-year ban on executive branch officials becoming lobbyists and a lifetime ban on officials becoming lobbyists for foreign government. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: change is not going to be easy. i am going to be unified with -- i am going to need you to fight
as hard for these proposals as you fought for this great campaign of hours. we are going to need our government and this movement to be more engaged and more vigilant than ever before, to help us accomplish of the reforms to overcome decades of stalemate and gridlock. we are going to get it done. now that you have put me in this position, even if you don't help me one bit, i'm going to get it done, believe me. don't worry about it. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: it would be easier if you help, but that's all right. don't worry, 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 our goals for this country. great schools, safe neighborhoods, a thriving economy, and a government that answers only to the people, our people.
[cheers and applause] mr. trump: we are going to have to dig deep, and i know you and i and all of the people working with us are up to the task. there are a lot of people working with us. every single day, you will be the agents of change, change for our country, but good change, great change. americans must ignore the pessimists and embrace the optimism that has always been the central ingredient of the american character. we are the nation that won two world wars, the dug out the panama canal, that put a man on the moon and satellites all over space, but somewhere along the way, we started thinking small. i am asking you to dream big again and bold and daring things for your country will happen once again.
i am asking you to join me in this next chapter of this unbelievable and unprecedented movement. as we work toward prosperity at home, peace abroad, and new frontiers in science, technology and space, i am asking you -- is that right? yeah. [laughter] mr. trump: i am asking -- i love this. he is a believer. you are a believer, right? [cheers and applause] mr. trump: he is a believer. i am asking you to believe in america once again. we have many challenges, but this is truly an exciting time to be alive. there has been no time like it. the script is not yet written.
>> that's right! mr. trump: we do not know what the next page will read. well, i will tell you, it is going to be a great page. but for the first time in a long time, what we do know is that the pages will be authored by each one of you. for the first time we do know that the pages will be authored by each one of you. each one of you. captains will be the of their own destiny once again. i talk about our great movement, theare the movement, i am messenger. i have been a very good messenger. i've ben en pretty good. so once again, i want to thank ohio, i want to thank the great
anple of ohiaom it is incredible place. remember this, it was when they called the landslide we had in ohio that these dishonest people started saying something is happening very big tonight. been saying it to you for many months. i will say it one last time tonight. we are going to come together and make america great again. thank you very much. thank you, ohio. ♪