tv President-elect Donald Trump Holds Thank You Rally in Grand Rapids Michigan CSPAN December 9, 2016 10:53pm-11:54pm EST
creation numbers in the carrier deal with the idea that there were a large number of people who cast votes that were illegal in this election cycle, the of that kindmping of information that, it must not be true, i think serves the political and ideological agenda . when the fact is that you have even got academics who don't have any special political interest who have been pointing to that problem to reflexively say there's no election fraud in this country is as much fake news as anything else. host: a look ahead to january or february when donald trump makes his nomination or supreme court, what will the battle look like in washington? guest: bloody. [laughter] i think it will make for those
of us with long memories, the battle over others look like kindergarten. i think everyone has a [indiscernible] her workhelle malkin, available online and twitter at michellemalkin.com. and your news venture at crtv. they consider website? >> c-span's washington journal, live every day. coming up saturday morning, jonathan rothwell will discuss the recent joint report by gallup. implement rate and record-setting in stock, there has been a decline in long-term product dimity growth, increased military burdens and poor performance of health care, education and housing sectors.
then senior defense analyst will discuss what national security could look like under the trump administration. levinsohn will also discussed trump's selection of james mattis as defensive and terry and the criticism that there are too many generals in the trump cabinet. kiplinger chief content officer and senior vice president kevin quarterly will offer end-of-the-year advice on federal tax questions. be sure to watch c-span's " washington journal," beginning at 7:00 a.m. eastern saturday morning. join the discussion. the first of three votes finished in the senate, moving forward to fund the federal government past midnight tonight. later, final passage expected. only needs a simple majority. it would extend funding to april. it includes funding for michigan's water system. -- flint, michigan's water system. measure dealing
>> i am here tonight for one main reason. to say thank you to the people of michigan. incredible. and pounded the pavement, organized your fellow citizens and propelled to victory a grassroots movement, actually -- which actually -- they world -- we don't have to just say the country -- the world has ever seen. and now we are going to bring back your job's.
we are going to bring back your jobs. i also want to give a very special thank you to our veterans who have been so .ncredible to me and to you our service members and our military families. boy, did we get their votes. thank you. big numbers. america's men and women in uniform are the finest and bravest the world has ever known, as fire as i am concerned. so to all who have worn the uniform, i say right now on behalf of all of us, thank you, take you very much. great people. we are in your debt, and we will never ever let you down, believe me, and you will see that with the vets. he will honest or sacrifice, and that begins with respecting the american flag. respect the american flag.
that is the flag that our soldiers fought and died for, can we're going to protect it. you will see, we are going to protect its. one man who understands the meaning of service is general mattis. earlier this week, i formally announced my plans to nominate him as your new secretary of defense. and everybody is happy about that. even the democrats are loving him. isn't that nice? what can you say question he has
a record of winning. we want to win. when he had to do battle, whether he agreed with it or not, but when the he had to do battle, he won and he won fast. and there were no games. there were no games. he is going to be great, secretary of defense. i believe we are in the process of putting together one of the great cabinets that has ever been assembled in our nation's history. you are seeing that. and you will be seeing some more names coming out next week that are phenomenal. one of the most critical issues we are going to tackle is education. you know about that. you know what i am about to say. america spends more on education than any country by far, and yet our results are terrible. we spend more per pupil than any nation in the world by far, and you look at sweden and denmark and norway and china and japan, and they are all the top, and you look at us, spending much more per pupil, and we are down at the bottom.
we are going to change that. we are to reform our broken education system to put students and families first. so importantly, this includes providing great education to students living in our inner cities. you know, i talked about the forgotten man, the forgotten women. they are not so much forgotten anyway. they are still trying to figure it out, the media, where did all these millions of people came from? i knew they were there. they did not have the incentive to go out and say i like this person, but they came out in big-league numbers. our plan includes eliminating common core and providing school choice.
we want every child every single child, low income, we do not care where they are, where they live, every child in america to be able to attend a public, private, charter, magnet, or religious school that is right for them. choice. the person i have selected to lead the department of education, in my opinion, one of my most important decisions, is a native of michigan, of all places -- michigan. and considered by everybody to be one of the top education reformers in our nation, someone totally respected, someone devoted and devoting decades to helping disadvantaged students.
i am thrilled out to welcome to the stage your next secretary of education, betsy devos. come up, betsy. ms. devos. >> thank you. thank you, thank you, thank you, mr. president-elect. what an amazing leader. west michigan, aren't we proud of president-elect trump. the so-called experts did not think we could win it, but we did. we believed in president-elect
trump and we went to the polls and changed the world. it is an amazing thing what can happen when someone believes in you. and nowhere is that more true than in our schools and in the lives of our kids. i am so excited and huddled to be nominated as secretary of education. and -- and in deference to the u.s. senate confirmation, i am not giving interviews. but just between us, let me share this -- it is time to make education great again in this country. this means putting kids first every single day. this means expanding choices and
options to get every child the opportunity for a quality education, regardless of their zip code or family circumstances. this means letting states set their high standards and finally putting an end to the federalized common core. for me, it is simple. i trust parents and i believe in our children. but it will not be washington, d.c., that unlocks that potential. it will not be a giant bureaucracy or a federal department. nope. the answer is not bigger
government. the answer is local control. it is listening to parents. and it is giving more choices. and if i am fortunate enough to be confirmed as your secretary of education, our kids, your kids will have someone fighting for them every single day. i have been involved with education issues for 28 years, as an activist, a citizen volunteer, and an advocate for children. i have the experience, the passion, and the know-how to make change. still, there are many of you here and many in the emea, the senate, and the education community who may not know me. in fact there is a love of false news out there.
to you, all i ask for is an open mind and the opportunity to share my heart. together, let's make education great again. so let me repeat. there is a lot of false news out there. all i ask for is an open mind and the opportunity to share my heart. together, let's take education great again, and let win for kids. thank you very much. mr. trump: thank you, betsy.
is michigan proud of betsy? yes. and you are going to be even more proud as time goes by. she is going to do an incredible job. and with betsy at our site, i know we will make great strides in fixing our broken schools all over the country. it is going to be a beautiful thing to watch. just hold on and watch, because she will do it. i have no doubt. the commerce articles for this country, government must listening to the special interests and start delivering for the national interests and for the people. have to. it is time to deliver for you the american people our plan begins with bold reforms to create millions and millions of great-paying jobs. whether it is building cars, producing steel, or curing disease, we want the next
generation of innovation and production to happen right here in america and right here in michigan. and, you know, so i won michigan. as michigan has not been won for many, many years, a long come along time ago, and i felt i was going to win it. you know when i felt i was actually going to win the whole thing? i do not have michigan on our list of stops until that final day come and i did the speeches, i did six of them -- that is a
lot. i did three a day for a month, and these were big speeches. and we did not need any entertainers to come in to entertain her. we needed no entertainers. nope. we did not need anybody. we had packed houses, thousands and thousands. i said let's go to michigan, ok, because i heard my opponent had scheduled michigan unexpectedly. it was like all of a sudden, with president obama and michelle, and bill and hillary, and they were going to michigan. now, forget it. that place great before the election. now we do not care, right? but i said let's go to michigan, and some of you -- i see some faces -- some of you were here, and tell me. so we had between inside and
outside, we had 31,000 people, and i started speaking at almost 1:00 in the morning. so now it was election day, right, because now it was tuesday. i left on monday. by the time we got here, it was almost 1:00 in the morning. we had 31,000 people at 1:00 in the morning. and i said, we are going to win michigan. i felt it. i said, how does somebody else win it? and i heard half an hour ago that the courts stopped it, it is totally over. not that we care about that. that was just a way of somebody trying to raise the money for themselves, because they were not very successful during the race, that i can tell you. but the courts, we had great people, and the whole group -- you spoke very well.
i was very impressed with you. she did not sleep for about six months, i will tell you that. and merry christmas, everybody. merry christmas, right? merry christmas. that reminded me, we are going to start saying merry christmas again. how about all those department stores? they have the bells the red walls and they have the snow, but they do not have merry christmas. i think they are going to start putting up merry christmas, merry christmas. that is very good. that is a big group of people that said that. i just want to gradually everybody, because really it was that evening which turned out to be election morning. and i got home at 4:00 in the morning, and i said to my wife, i said, honestly, i do not see how we are going to lose, and we
did phenomenally in michigan. and then we won wisconsin. we won wisconsin. and of course we won pennsylvania. did you see the look in their face? you know, it started with ohio, that we won by almost nine points which was much more -- we were expected to win ohio, and we cannot have any support there, except for the people. the people were our support. we were expected to do well in ohio. we won by nine points. and then iowa came in and we won by more than 10. and then we won almost every single county in iowa, and we won one county that had not been won since 1952. that is a long time. and by the way, the governor of
iowa, has a great relationship -- because they sell so much product of china -- governor terry branstad was just made the ambassador to china. that is a smart move. he likes china. they like him. that is a good move. he is going to be fantastic. so what happened on the evening was incredible. the espn people and so many of the people said that might be the greatest legal sporting event we've ever seen. so it started with ohio and iowa. it also started -- remember, they said texas was in play. texas is not supposed to be. for two months we have all been hearing texas was in play, and we heard georgia is in play. i said, man, we are in play. if georgia is in place, you tend to believe these people, even though -- right? so the polls opened and closed,
and now we go live on television with the numbers. and we got lousy exit polls. the exit polls -- i got a call from ivanka, and he said, dad, not looking good. it does not help your you do not have to get bad exit polls. in two hours you know they will not have to do that it she said it is not looking good. his exit polls are not looking good. they put bad questions in the exit polls. like many people say donald trump is a very, very bad person. do you agree that he is a harmful human being? yes or no? and people go, yeah, i guess. boom.
so, you know, so we go out and immediately -- no, the election is over. that was a bernie fan. no, the election ended three weeks ago, darling. someday soon she will be on our side. you watch. so it was so exciting. so i guess these horrible calls. i get a couple of them, but ivanka said, you really have worked hard and you know, ivanka, as that is it maybe, i left nothing on the field, right? i left nothing on the field. get them out of here.
where do these people come from? where do they come from? unbelievable. >> usa! usa! usa! mr. trump: is there anything better or safer than a trump rally? your rally. it is a movement like they have never seen before. look at this. look at this place. it is packed right to the corners. i wish the cameras would show it.
he never did. a big room, this is a big place. this is a big, big place. every place is packed right to the rafters. they never show it. they never ever show it. but that is ok. but they hear it. you know, they will never show it. they never do, but you know what i do what i say? they hear it because it is a big difference between a massive crowd like this and having like 250 people in a room. big, big difference. people say they never solve the cut them up but that's out of like michigan or she can stay, right? which to me like? i will not say it sounded like ohio state. so the polls close, and i'm hearing the texas is close. but i'm getting all these horrible calls from my kid, from
jared, from everyone who say they had me written off. , i may haveo ivanka lost, based on what they were saying. it was going to be an early evening. didn't realize it was going to be an early evening for us. -- it should have been an early evening. but i said i left nothing out there. again, i good because, was getting this news that sounded really awful. team, i leftike a nothing out there. i couldn't have worked harder. we outworked anybody that ever ran for office. nobody ever ran for office like that. so i was ok with it. i would not say i was thrilled, but i was ok.
then the polls closed and we get the real numbers. that is one ohio came in, i love ohio, they are great. i know you have a little competition. that is when iowa came in, 10 points. all these counties, they have not been won since the 1950's. and then i hear breaking news, donald trump has won the state of texas. and i could not understand. when we went to texas, we had massive auditoriums and stadiums filled with people, lines 20 blocks along, you could not get in. the people left outside. so i won texas, they said it would be close, but it was a landslide. and then in play means a could go either way.
donald trump, breaking news, has won the state of georgia. right? this is like, in the first two seconds. these are the ones that they are saying for two months, georgia is in play, and texas. great states. then they have this character nobody had ever heard of before, from utah. i love utah, and they had him tied with me and beating hillary. and i said, who the hell is this guy? [laughter] mr. trump: i hate to say it, has anyone ever lost utah? they said utah is in play for months. i said, is he going to beat me? where does he come from, who is he, who is he?
if he wins, we lose the supreme court, what is he doing? right after texas, breaking news, donald trump has won the state of utah. by 25 points. and in all fairness, hillary came in second, and this guy nobody had ever heard of, he fell off the planet. so we won all the states. and a very important person said to me, when did you think you won? and i said, when did you think you lost? well, florida was looking ok. and all of a sudden, they had not counted the panhandle.
what is that, 91%? those are great workers. we were doing well in florida and they were not liking those numbers, we were even and had not gotten into the panhandle. all of a sudden, breaking news, donald trump has won the state of florida by a lot. and then we just went right up the coastline. we won south carolina and a big one, because they put all their eggs in one basket. they interviewed people on television from the other side. they said, you just lost florida. they said, we have no problem because north carolina is our firewall, he cannot win north carolina, will not happen. two minutes later, breaking
news, donald trump has won the state of north carolina. we won it big. and i knew they had problems because they took the convention center and i just took a ballroom. if i lost -- thanks everybody, i will see you next time, i am out of here. but they spent like come a million dollars on fireworks over the east river. so they have the ballroom, and they spent millions on this massive fireworks display, the barges in the river. that was a month before the election. three days before the election they canceled the fireworks. i said, that is a good signal. i said, is this supposed to be inclement weather? they said, actually it is supposed to be a beautiful night.
i said, why did they cancel the fireworks? and they were in for a lot, like $7 million. i think they raised like $2.2 billion. what it we spend? a little more than $300 million. in the old days, you get credit if you spend less. today, -- they say she spent more money, like it is good. no, it is bad. if you can spend less money and win, it is good. we have to remember that it is good, not bad. when i heard they spent $7 million on the fireworks, and i did not know if we would win, we sent them a nice verbal statement. we will offer you five cents on the dollar for the fireworks,
because it was only a few days. they never responded. i thought i could buy the fireworks cheap. just like i do not want to buy an airplane for $4 billion. [applause] mr. trump: even if i do not get to use it, who the hell cares? i am not paying for billion dollars for an airplane. so we had an amazing night. >>[chanting trump] mr. trump: thank you. they forgot about you people. by the way, for years, they are not going to forget. because you are not going to forget. we just went up and it was amazing. and we won michigan. these folks have done an
unbelievable job. ronald mcdaniels, what a great job you and your people have done, an incredible job. then we won wisconsin, which was so incredible. that is not one we were expecting, necessarily. incredible, hard-working people. and it was over. it was an amazing experience. and winning pennsylvania -- for 38 years, they did not win it. and it was o is the one that got away. every republican said, we are going to win pennsylvania. and it never happened, they say the bride the got away. everyone said they would win it. not only did they not win it, -- we would have these massive crowds, but trump-pence sign. and by the way, how good is mike pence?
what a good choice. what a good choice, he has been great. he is a great guy, but i just want to say thank you to mike pence, he has been amazing. it has been an incredible experience. pennsylvania, they could have called it around 12:00 or 11:00. remember the states, the red was starting to get big, that was a lot of red. remember when they said at the beginning, there is no path to 270. the amazing thing about the electoral college is that, i was going all over the place, and in many ways i would rather have it the other way, to campaign in new york and california, you stop in florida and texas, and
it would be easy. but i was never as much a fan, this gets you to stop -- that is what our founders had in mind, and that is what people had in mind. it is an amazing thing. i went to maine four times. i needed one because they said maybe i can get to 269, they did not know we would break that beautiful blue wall. so i went to maine four times. under the other system, you
would not do that. so it was an amazing evening, we ended up with 306, which was a landslide. some states we won by 30 and 40 points. it was just an amazing thing. we are going to work really, really hard for you to justify what you did. so we're doing our little tour at one of the places i had to stop, michigan. we are going to bring our michigan jobs and michigan workers back to work. we are going to bring them back to work. i have been here many times, and even before i was running. i did not know if i was running. i got word four years ago, man of the year. and i talked about the cars, they keep taking your car manufacturers -- ford and the others. they cannot keep taking them out. and i said that long before i said i was going to do this. and the people in michigan remembered i had been talking about this for years. ford and a promise to me. hopefully at the beginning of
the year they will honor that promise about something they will do that is very big, and they will do it in michigan, not in mexico. it will be great. [applause] mr. trump: we want to thank you. on taxes, we are going to undertake one of the great tax reforms and simple for patients -- in simplification for americans. at the center of this plan, is a massive middle-class tax cuts. middle-class tax cut. we are also going to lower our business tax rate from 35% all the way down to 15%, bringing new companies to our country and to your states. so we go from the highest taxed nation in the world, to one of the lowers. not the lowest yet, but let's not get greedy. one of the lowest. on regulations, we will eliminate wasteful job killing regulations that undermine the
ability of our workers and companies to compete with the rest of the world. big things, bigger than the taxes. i think it is bigger than the taxes. on energy -- we will cancel the restriction on the production of american energy, including shale oil natural gas, and clean coal. , we will put our miners back to work. we love our miners. wyoming -- i think it was my highest percentage, the opponent almost did not register in the state of wyoming. almost did not register in the state of west virginia which we , love. we love our miners. on infrastructure i will ask congress to pass legislation that produces $1 trillion of new investment in america's crumbling infrastructure. that includes major new projects for both rural communities and our inner cities.
our inner cities are like the forgotten man and the forgotten woman. we have forgotten about our inner cities. no longer. and the african-american community was great to us. they came through big-league. ,big league. and frankly, if they had any doubt, they did not vote, and that was almost as good because a lot of people did not show up because they felt good about me, and the hispanic community -- great. really great. and, women. thank goodness, women. [applause] women. the women. that was the other thing with the polls. it is like, i would go to these rallies with pink signs going crazy. we did great with women, so i
want to thank the women. we are going to put our people back to work. it is time to help get americans off of welfare rolls and back into the labor market. rebuilding our country with american hands and american workers, and they are going to be so thrilled, they will make so much more money than they have ever made. they will love getting up in the morning, they will love what they do. my administration will follow bouyimple rules -- american -- bouy american and hire american. from now on, it will be america first, america first. our trade deficit is now nearly $800 billion a year, can you believe that? any business people in the room?
raise your hand. do you think you can do slightly better than that i think so. , it is a constant drag on growth and a destroyer of our country's wealth and our country's jobs. $800 billion a year. you say -- who is making these deals? you look at deals that mexico and other countries have with other countries, and the deals they have with us are the worst. but that is going to change. that is going to change. we have the professionals lined up. these professionals know what they are doing. america has lost one third of our manufacturing jobs. -- manufacturing jobs since nafta. we have lost 70,000 factories. this last month i was talking about it, i always say it is a , typo, you mean 700 factories? 70,000 factories since china joined the world trade organization. think of what 70,000 factories
is. job best ineatest the history of the world. no state has been hurt worse by our trade deals than the state of michigan. that is why i was going to win michigan. that is why i knew i was going to win. and the car industry, it will come roaring back. they will come roaring back and you will be happy. you have lost more than 40% of your automobile jobs since nafta was approved. think about it, 40%. i tell you what -- if i was not elected, you would wish 40% two years from now. it would have gotten much worse. plenty of deals are going on. we did a great job for carrier with the help of mike pence. we did a great job, but, you have to understand we got to , that table a little bit late. they already had built their
factory in mexico and lots of other things. and yet, we saved a tremendous number of jobs. the rest of those jobs, they have to be prepared, carrier and everyone else, that when they make those air-conditioners or whatever they are making, whatever they make, and other companies, they will have to pay a tremendous tax to get that product back into this country. [applause] mr. trump: the point is, the jobs that are gone, i think they will be coming back soon. it used to be that cars were made in flint. you could not drink the water in mexico. now, the cars are made in mexico, and you cannot drink the water in flint. we are going to change that. [applause] it would have been
nice if i had a little help from your governor, it would have been real nice. it would have been nice if we had a little help from your governor. we are going to withdraw from the transpacific partnership, rennet -- renegotiate nafta, stand up to four and cheating -- cheating and fight for , every last american job and every last job that belongs in michigan. and if a company wants to fire their workers, leave michigan for another country or anywhere else, and ship their product back into our country, there will be consequences. it is no longer to be, we do not know what we are doing, go ahead, fire everybody in michigan or indiana or pennsylvania, fire everybody and build someplace else and just sell back -- no, no, no more. not going to happen.
not going to happen. me, i am as not messenger. if we did not come along, our country was going to be totally drained. there are thousands and thousands of companies right now that are negotiating to get out of our country because -- well, for one reason the taxes are too , high. for another, the regulations. even without doing what i am doing at the border, and there is no 35% tax -- you understand that it is only if you leave. , we are lowering taxes. i do not think we will have to use that 35% very much because when we lower our taxes down to 15% or thereabouts, i hope i can get it down to that level, nobody is going to leave. when we lower our regulations by probably 80%, 85%, these are regulations that do not -- they are disaster for farmers, for manufacturers, for everybody. i also have an important
announcement, and i will make it tonight. do you mind? [applause] trump: we will keep it low key very , low-key, they are turning off some of the cameras because they are so honorable. we have a great, great business leader with us tonight, one of the foremost leaders in manufacturing. one of the foremost leaders in the world of business. a man who cares greatly about this state and this country. even though he does happen to come from australia. he is here this evening. he has done an incredible job. he has helped build an unbelievable company. he has been the chairman and ceo of dow chemicals for 13 years. one of the truly great companies that is based right here in michigan.
and he is staying here. he is proud of michigan. he is also a fantastic family man. i just met his son, and someone who is committed to returning jobs to the united states of america. his name is andrew liveris, one of the most respected businessmen in the world. and i am asking him to come up and head up our american manufacturing council, and he has agreed to do it. [applause] trump: they will be tasked with finding ways to bring industry back to america. industry and manufacturing back to america. nobody can do it like andrew. andrew, please come up to the stage. [applause]
mr. liveris: doesn't the president-elect sing music? it is music, it is kid rock, it is detroit, motor city music. it is michigan music. it is american music. i am very proud to be here. we love him, too, and we are proud as a michigan-based company we were founded just up , the road in midland. in the bay communities. we are global, but we have been expanding operations here in michigan. we have been expanding in the united states over 7000 jobs, , factory and construction jobs, technicians, engineers, service jobs. invested over $7 billion in the last four or five years. and we are not stopping there. we are not stopping there.
we will add value by getting this incredible workforce in front of me, this incredible american worker, this incredible michigan worker, and we will put you all to work. we have ideas, and we have plans. tonight, in honor of the president-elect and his being here to thank you all, we have made a decision. we are going to invest a new state of the art innovation center in michigan. we will put a research and develop center in place. center in place. this decision, this man, these policies, we could have waited and put it anywhere in the world -- several hundred jobs on top of the thousands, but we are going ahead. we will use hard work american -- hard-working american brains and fight for the dow company in the united states.
president-elect trump, i tell you, i tingle with pride. the american manufacturing counsel, to put in place the investments you talk about, you're paving the way with your administration in your policies to make it easier to do business in this country. not a red tape country, but a red carpet country for american businesses. [applause] trevis: america first, as you said. that is what we have to do. and you can count on me and the business leaders that we will put on the team, this'll be america's finest and brightest to help us solve these problems you all have. we need to employ our youth and help all our citizens. we need to give you hope, we need to find a way back to believe in ourselves again.
as you rightly said, i may have a funny accent, we aussies love america a lot. i bleed america and i bleed michigan. [applause] mr. liveris: thank you, sir. it is an honor. let's make america great again, by building great things in america. [applause] mr. trump: so great, thank you andrew. , well, isn't that great? that is what is going to happen, folks. we are getting jobs, they will come back to michigan, we will come back to pennsylvania, all these places. new york state you see what has , happened in new york state, we will bring them back.
i want to thank andrew. andrew will announce the names of the great business manufacturers, the best in the world, and he is setting up his counsel next week, and they will announce them next week. they will be like him, the greatest leaders. i want to thank andrew and dow chemical, and that is really good news for michigan. -- we will show the whole world that america is strong again. we will rebuild our badly eepleted military and ensur that our service members have the equipment, training, technology and resources of that they need to get the job done and done correctly. [applause] mr. trump: but i always add, we will have the strongest military in the world. the most updated military in the world.
there has rarely been a time when we needed it as much as this. i like to add -- we will never have to use that power -- i hope hopefully we will never have to , use that power. we are building tremendous power, and hopefully we will never have to use that power. we believe in peace through strength. we will, however, get rid of isis. i am sorry. we will get rid of isis. isis has to go. at the same time, we will ensure our veterans have the best medical care in the world, it is about time. [applause] mr. trump: and health care, we will repeal and replace obamacare. [applause] mr. trump: we will have health care that is much less expensive , and will be much better, much stronger. the murder rates our country has experienced is the largest increase in 45 years. you do not hear that.
we are going to support the incredible men and women of law enforcement, and we're going to bring this crime wave to an end. [applause] mr. trump: on immigration, we will build a great wall. [applause] mr. trump: and we will put an and to illegal immigration and stop the drugs from pouring into our country and poisoning our youth and many other people. got to stop the drugs. and we are going to have people come into our country, hundreds of thousands of people, we want them to come in, because we will have big, beautiful doors in that wall. but they will come in legally, through a process, legally. [applause]
mr. trump: during this campaign, i had a chance to meet the amazing families of the remembrance project. parents whose children were killed by illegal immigrants. a trump administration will into -- will end this long and horrible nightmare of violence. [applause] mr. trump: we will fight to protect every american's life. during the campaign, i also spent time with american workers who were laid off and forced to train foreign workers that were brought in to replace them. that will not happen anymore. the company that is out there right now, they say you are going to train the people that will replace you, and if you do not do it, you're not getting your severance pay -- not going to happen to our people anymore, ok? [applause]
mr. trump: one of my first executive orders will ask the department of labor to investigate all these abuses that undermine jobs in wages for the american worker. [applause] mr. trump: to protect our country from terrorism and extremism, i will suspend immigration and refugee areas where they cannot be processed or vetted. we will have extreme vetting. we have no choice, we have enough problems. we will do everything in our power to keep radical islamic terrorists the hell out of our country. [applause] mr. trump: i have no choice.
[applause] mr. trump: ethics reform will be a crucial part of our 100 day plan, as well. we are going to drain the swamp in washington dc. i will impose a five year ban on congressional officials becoming lobbyists, and a lifetime ban on officials becoming lobbyist for a foreign government. [applause] mr. trump: since i have become involved with costs, and as business people, we sort of understand it. i think these people that give out billions and billions and billions of dollars of contracts
to companies should never be allowed to leave and go to work with any of these companies. ok. no more. got to be a lifetime ban. then you wonder why it is costing so much, why is it so high? i could name so many different -- you look at some of the fighter jets being built, you look at some of the things that are happening -- and i am not just talking about the military, i am talking about other purchases. when they are in charge of purchasing, they should never during their lifetime be allowed to go to work for those companies. they should not be allowed to do it. they will not be allowed to do it. so -- all of a sudden, they will start negotiating a little bit harder, right? you know the game, come to work with us, come to work with us, let's finish this contract first. oh, ok, he will negotiate tough.
we face many challenges, but this is truly an exciting time to be alive. there has never been anything like what we have done. the script is not yet written, we do not know what the page will read tomorrow, but for the first time in many, many years, what we do know is, the pages will be authored by each and every one of you. [applause] mr. trump: the american people will be in charge. your voice, your desires, hopes, aspirations, you will never again fall on deaf ears. it will not happen. happened three weeks ago, it is not going to happen. people are paying attention to you now. they are paying attention. these people are talking about you every night, they never talked about you. they said, they are not going to show up. they are talking about you