President-elect Donald Trump Holds Thank You Rally in Fayetteville North... CSPAN December 10, 2016 12:05pm-12:56pm EST
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book. a live look at the lobby of trump tower in new york city. we do not expect much political activity with president-elect trump going to baltimore for the army-navy football game at 3:00 p.m. eastern. the president-elect is expected to spend one half with army fans and the other half with navy supporters. a common tradition for presidents that have attended such games in the past. the president-elect continued his thank you tour. one included fayetteville, north carolina, where he announced retired general james madison as his pick to head the defense department. this is 50 minutes. ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the president-elect of the united states, donald j. trump.
mr. trump: so, the weather was really bad, really bad, and they said, you know, these are great people in north carolina, they won't mind. [cheering] mr. trump: they said they won't mind if you cancel and make it another time. and i said, what? and they said, we have a big crowd, but they won't mind, just because the weather was so terrible. i said, you've got to be kidding. so we have been driving for 2.5 hours. but there was no way that we were not showing up tonight, that i can tell you. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: we could not land at your local airport. we landed a long ways away. the drive was about three times longer than the flight. but we made it. that's all that matters, right?
[cheers and applause] mr. trump: and i'm here today for one main reason, to thank you, the people of north carolina, for being so incredible. we want to thank you. you went out and pounded the pavement, you organize your fellow citizens, and propelled to victory a grassroots movement, the likes of which nobody, nobody has ever seen before, and that's beyond our country. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: and i want to give a special thank you to the incredible military service members and veterans of north carolina. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: they were great. you saw what happened with the military, i got such numbers. oh, those numbers are good.
i want to talk about that. -- we won't talk about numbers, we will bring people together but boy, were those numbers , good. and our veterans, do we love our veterans? [cheers and applause] mr. trump: your state's legacy of service is an inspiration to us all. north carolina has produced many of the finest soldiers, airmen, sailors, and marines the world has ever seen. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: so true. our men and women in uniform represent the absolute best of us. we must follow their example, working in unison toward a shared goal across every social, racial, and economic line. they understand that to accomplish the mission, we must all be pulling in the same direction. we have to get together. [cheers and applause]
mr. trump: they know that we must leave no man or woman behind. these patriots have shed their blood to defend our country in distant fields, and battle across the earth. our debt to them is eternal and everlasting. amazing people. amazing people. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: and we have a very special person here today who we are going to introduce. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: boy, it has been such a popular choice. we salute their sacrifice, and we salute the flag they bought -- fought to protect. we love our flag. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: we love our flag, and we don't like it when we see people ripping up our flag and burning our flag. [booing] mr. trump: we don't like it.
we will see what we are going to do about that, ok? [cheers and applause] mr. trump: tomorrow is the 75th anniversary of pearl harbor. it is a milestone that marks the ultimate sacrifice of those who wear the great uniform. it is a reminder of the valiant efforts of america's fighting men and women who liberated millions from tyranny and oppression. now today, our brave men and women are the first in line, defense, defense, against radical islamic terrorism, words some people don't like to say, an ideology of death that slaughters innocent men, women, and children. we are going to protect our people, we are going to protect our country, believe me. [cheers and applause]
have been doing and will continue to do. at this very moment, soldiers from fort bragg are deployed in 90 countries around the world. can you believe that? 90 countries. based in fort bragg is the 82nd airborne division, also known as the all-american division. we stand in awe of their achievements, we really do. not far from here is 45% of the entire united states marine corps at camp lejeune. i have been to camp lejeune. we love camp lejeune. citizen soldiers fill the ranks 12,000 of the north carolina army and air national guard. the national guard rushed to the scene to help the victims of hurricane matthew and so many other catastrophes.
and we continue to send our thoughts and prayers to those recovering in its wake. the military families in north carolina are a national treasure, and it will be the duty of my administration to make sure that we protect those who protect us. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: and i just want to tell you that we are going to be taking care of our veterans, and i am right now working -- these are great, great people, but they have not been treated fairly, and i am working on picking the people who are going to be helping our veterans, and they are really outstanding. we have some of the great people, and a lot of people are making great sacrifices to do this, but they will be unbelievable. you will see such a change like you have never seen before. we are going to protect and help
our veterans, believe me. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: that brings me to the second reason i am here, to discuss our action plan to make america great again, beginning with the rebuilding of our military, and we will -- you are going to see it -- i am looking forward to next week. you are going to see what we will do to take care of our vets. a lot of things are going to be announced. a of things will be announced. stay tuned. here are the things that will guide our veterans' policy. all men and women will have the supplies, support, equipment, training, services, medical care, and resources they need to get the job done incredibly well and the perfectly. you watch. [cheers and applause]
mr. trump: the best care in the world for our veterans, both at public and the eight facilities, as well -- public and va facilities, as well as the right to a private doctor when the lines are long -- [cheers and applause] mr. trump: i have been saying this for the last year and a half, people have been writing -- have been waiting in line for seven days, eight days, nine days. longer. he just said longer! longer than that. when that happens, you are going out to see a private doctor, a private hospital, a public hospital, somebody who can take care of you, and we are going to pick up the bill, and not only is it going to be great for you, and life-saving in any cases, it's going to be less expensive. and i wonder, why didn't somebody do this? there is going to be no more waiting of our great people in line for weeks to see a doctor. finally, a commitment to only engage the use of military
forces when it is in the vital national security interest of the united states. we don't want to have a depleted military because we are all over the place fighting in areas that we should not be fighting in. we are going to have such a strong, powerful military. it's not going to be depleted in -- depleted any longer. i mentioned equipment previously. we are going to have the finest equipment to the world. it is going to be new, it's going to be modern, it's going to be clean, it's going to be the best. that's what we are going to have. we are not going to be a depleted military anymore. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: from now on, it's going to be america first, america first. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: we will stop racing to topple foreign -- and you understand this -- foreign
regimes that we know nothing about, that we should not be involved with. instead, our focus must be on defeating terrorism and destroying isis. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: and we will. any nation that shares these goals will be our partner in this mission. we won't forget it. we want to strengthen our friendships and seek out new friendships, rather than a rigid dogma, we are guided by the lessons of history and a desire to promote stability all over and strength in our land. this destructive cycle of intervention and chaos must finally come to
an end. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: we have spent, at
last count, $6 trillion in the middle east, and our roads
have potholes all over, our highways are falling apart, our bridges are falling, our tunnels are no good, our airports are horrible. we've got to start spending on ourselves, but we've got to be so strong militarily, like we've never been before, remember that. like we've never been before. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: we seek harmony and good will among the nations of the world, and we believe that respect of sovereignty helps form the basis of trust and understanding, but we don't want people taking advantage of us anymore. we don't want countries taking advantage of us anymore. we don't want that. we don't want that. we want to be the smart people. we don't want to be what we have been over the last long period of time.
we build up our military not as an act of aggression, but as an act of prevention. we pursue and build up arms not in order to seek conflict, but in order to avoid conflict. we want to be strong. in short, we seek peace through strength. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: that is why in my first budget report to congress i am going to ask for the elimination of the defense sequester. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: depletion, i call it to depletion. it gets worse and worse every year. not for our military. we will show the world that america is going to be stronger than ever before. we are going to be stronger militarily than ever before, and hopefully we will not have to use our military, but we will be
stronger than ever before, and there has really been a time -- rarely bit of time -- been a time where we have needed this strength more than we have right now. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: but in order to succeed with our defense policy, we must find the right person to lead our defense department, is that right? [cheers and applause] mr. trump: this is why i'm proud to formally announce today my intention to nominate general james "mad dog" mattis -- [cheers and applause] mr. trump: as the next secretary of defense for the united states of america. jim is a marine corps, four-star general, the former commander of
u.s. central command and data -- and nato supreme allied commander. what a transformation, this is going to be so great for us. he led an assault battalion in operation desert storm, and you saw what happened. that's the way you are supposed to lead it. there was no games. mad dog plays no games, right? [cheers] mr. trump: let the forces that went after the taliban and commanded the first marine division in iraq. he is one of the most effective generals that we have had in many decades. an extraordinary leader of our time who has committed his life to our love to our country. general mattis is the living embodiment of the marine corps motto, semper fidelis, always faithful, and the american people are fortunate that a man
of this character and integrity will now be the civilian later a -- civilian leader on top of the department of defense, under his leadership, right? [cheers and applause] mr. trump: under his leadership, such an important position. we will rebuild our military, our alliances, destroy terrorists, face our enemies had on, and make america safe again. it is now my honor and privilege to welcome to the stage your next secretary of defense, general "mad dog" mattis. thank you. [cheers and applause] gen. mattis: thank you. thank you, ladies and gentlemen.
thank you, president-elect, for the confidence you have shown in me. thank you for the opportunity. i am grateful for the opportunity to return to our troops, their families, the civilians of the department of defense, because i know how committed they are and devoted they are to the defense of our country, the defense of our constitution, and with our allies strengthened, with our country strengthened, i look forward to being a civilian leader as long as the congress gives me the waiver and the senate votes. thank you very much. [cheers and applause] >> mad dog! mad dog! mr. trump: what a great guy.
he is going to be incredible. he will get that waiver. if he did not get that waiver, there will be a lot of angry people. such a popular choice. i believe we are in the process of putting together one of the all-time great cabinets that has ever been assembled in our nation's history. we have so many great people who will be named over the next couple of days. but to accomplish our goals, we must reject failed approaches of the past. we must move past the tired, conventional thinking of washington, d.c. as abraham lincoln said, we think anew and act in new, my plan begins with bold structural reform to create millions of good paying jobs and great paying jobs. you have seen what has been happening over the last couple of weeks, and we have not gotten there yet.
we were very proud of saving 1100 jobs in indiana with the help of mike pence. vice president-elect, who is incredible. we are very proud of mike pence, by the way. whether it is producing steel, building cars or curing disease, we want the next generation of and production to happen in america, and right here in north carolina. and don't forget, when we started, even four weeks before, they said we would have an awfully hard time winning florida, winning north carolina. we are not going to win pennsylvania. we are not going to win michigan, we are not going to win wisconsin, we are not going to win iowa, and ohio is going to be tough.
we won ohio by more than eight points. we won iowa by a massive number, 10 points. then we went down and won florida. remember that fantastic evening? we have breaking news, donald trump wins florida. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: donald trump wins north carolina. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: we won so many states. we won 30 states, 32 states. we won so much, and we just kept winning, and then we topped it off by winning pennsylvania, winning michigan, right? winning wisconsin, states that have not been won in 30 years.
a lot of states. it was a fantastic evening. that's why we are here tonight, because we want to thank you. first, our taxes. we are going to undertake one of great tax reforms and simplifications in american history. this includes lowering the tax rates on business from 35% all the way down to 15%. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: and massive tax cuts, by the way, for middle-class workers. massive, the biggest. biggest since reagan, actually, rigor than reagan. -- acre than reagan. than reagan. on regulations, we are going to eliminate every single wasteful regulation that undermines the ability of our workers and our companies to compete. the regulation business is a disaster in our country. we are going to get rid of all the unnecessary regulations. on energy, we will cancel the job killing restrictions on the production of american energy and pursue american energy
independence. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: honoring the legacy of theodore roosevelt, believe it or not, one of our great environmentalists, we will also conserve and protect our beautiful natural resources for the next generation, including protecting lands and anglers and hunters and all of those who enjoy the outdoors like my sons, don and eric. they enjoy the outdoors. they love it. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: on infrastructure, i will ask congress to produce legislation that produces one -- $1 trillion in america's crumbling infrastructure, including major projects in our inner cities. we will take care of our inner cities. we'll get the inner cities going again. remember i used the expression, what the hell do you have to
lose? i am telling you, you are going to see. and we did so much better with african-american communities, with hispanic communities than anybody ever anticipated. so much better. better than has taken place in years back, so i want to thank the african-american communities, i want to thank the hispanic communities, and we are starting to work already. we are working already. the appointment today of ben carson has been very popular, very well received, dr. ben carson. good guy, great guy. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: we will have two simple rules when it comes to rebuilding this country, buy american and hire american, right? [cheers and applause] mr. trump: on trade, our trade deficit now nearly $800 billion a year.
we have a deficit of almost $800 billion a year. you might say, whose negotiating these deals? it is a chronic drag on the growth and a destroyer of wealth and jobs in our country. in october alone, our nation racked up more than $40 billion in trade deficits. $40 billion, including more than a $30 billion trade deficit with china alone, all right? are we doing a good job negotiating? i don't think so. how many business people did we have in this audience that could have done a slightly better job of negotiating? [cheers and applause] mr. trump: north carolina has lost nearly half of its manufacturing jobs since nafta. america has lost 70,000 factories since joining the world trade organization.
think of it. so china joins the world trade organization, and since that time we have lost so much. 70,000 factories. we are living through the greatest jobs theft in the history of the world. there has never been a jobs theft like what has happened to this country. and we stopped some of it a little bit. we have not really started, because we won't really start until january 20, but we are stopping it. and one of the wealthiest men in the world, masa, great guy of japan, he has pledged that he will put $50 billion into the united states because of our victory. he wasn't investing in the country. $50 billion. 50,000 jobs he is going to be investing in. he's a great guy. a trump administration will renegotiate our terrible trade
deals, stand up to foreign lasting and defeat every the enemy on jobs, and we will defend american jobs. and we have to look at it almost as a war, because that's what's happened to us. that's what's happened to our workers. these are great people, and boy, did they come out to vote. remember when they said they did not exist? they existed! [cheers and applause] mr. trump: believe me. millions and millions of people voted big-league. we had states we won by 35 points, 40 points, amazing. and if companies want to fire their workers, leave our country, and then ship products back into our country, there will be consequences. i'm soured. there will be consequences. big consequences. [cheers and applause]
mr. trump: on health care reform, every day, the law known as obamacare is destabilizing our health care, really destabilizing it, surging premiums and forcing providers out of the market. if we don't act, the damage will be irreversible. we are going to act. that is why we are going to repeal and replace obamacare. we have no choice. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: we have absolutely no choice. so we are going to repeal and replace obamacare, and you are going to get health care at a much lower price with a much lower deductible. it is so high now, you really can't use it. but we are going to have great health care at a much lower price. on childcare, i am asking
congress to pass legislation to make safe and affordable childcare accessible to all. that is something that ivanka trump, has everybody heard of ivanka trump? [cheers and applause] mr. trump: that is something you -- ivanka trump has fought for for a long time. we are going to support law enforcement and bring this crime wave to an end. highest in 45 years, murdering. on immigration, we will be the administration that ended illegal immigration. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: we will construct a great border wall, dismantle the criminal cartels, liberate our communities from the epidemic of gang violence and drugs. we will get rid of the drugs
that are pouring into our country. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: we will ask congress to reform our visa and immigration programs to protect jobs and wages for american workers, and we will be appointing shortly someone to head up our program. and i will tell you, this person, like general mattis, will do a phenomenal job, because we are going to stop people from coming into our country illegally, but we are going to have people come into our country, and they are going to come in by the thousands and hundreds of thousands, but they are going to come in. they are going to come in legally. right? the hundreds of thousands. we want people to come in, but they have to come in legally. to protect our country from , weorists and extremism have to protect our regions
where it cannot be safely process. right now, thousands and thousands of people are pouring into our country. we have no idea who they are, where they come from, to they love us? in a lot of cases, no, they don't love us. a trump administration will always but the safety and security of the american people first. remember that. [applause] mr. trump: safety of the american people. ethics reform will be a crucial part of our 100 day plan, as well. we are going to drain this off of corruption in washington, d.c. i will impose a five-year ban on executive branch officials becoming lobbyists, and a lifetime ban on officials becoming lobbyists for a foreign government. [applause]
mr. trump: we face many, many challenges. but this is truly an exciting time to be alive in our country, and hopefully to be alive in many other locations. because we are representative, to a large extent, of what is happening in the world. the world is looking up to us, but they haven't been looking up to us much, and they are going to start looking up again. we are going to be good for the world, not just our country. [applause] mr. trump: the script to what we are doing is not yet written. remember, this has been a great, great movement. the likes of which they have never seen before. the likes of which the folks who write the stories -- >> [boo] mr. trump: no, no, and i will tell you. and they are saying it. it is like nothing ever seen
before. we are going to show them. we are going to do a great job. we are going to create a safe and prosperous country, we are going to have great jobs again. not bad jobs, real jobs. and it is going to be something special. hopefully they are going to write the truth. [applause] mr. trump: we don't know what the page tomorrow will read, but for the first time in a long time, what we do know is that the pages will be authored by each and everyone in this room and in our country. by you. it will be authored by you. together, we will raise incomes and create millions of millions of new jobs. it is going to happen. it is already happening. you see what happened today. we will reestablish the rule of law and defend the constitution of the united states. [applause] mr. trump: and by the way, we
will be appointing great, great supreme court justices sitting. we will be starting very soon. with one to replace justice scalia. great man. we will protect the right of every american to live in safety and peace. we will restore and respect people's rights. we will respect constitutional rights, and for all america, we will respect our great american flag again. believe me. [applause] mr. trump: we will heal our divisions and unify our country. when americans are unified, there is nothing we cannot do. nothing. no task is too great, no dream too large, no goal beyond our reach. my message tonight is for all americans from all parties. all walks of life.
all beliefs. it is a message for everyone. no matter your age, income or background, and i am asking you to join us in this great, great adventurous world we are living. we're going to make it less adventurous. we are going to make it safer and better then it has ever been before. i am asking you as americans to believe ingain, yourself, your country and your future. we have a great future. what i have seen more than anything else is how great the future of our country is going to be. and if we do that, and altogether, we will make america stronger than ever before. we will make america rich again. a lot of people don't like the sound of that, but we need that to take care of our military, our veterans, all of the things we need to -- we're going to be a rich nation again, we are
going to be a wealthy nation again. [applause] mr. trump: we are going to make america like it says in all of ande caps, the millions millions that have been sold all over this country, and all of those signs. we are going to make america great again. greater than ever before. thank you, north carolina. thank you, we love you. god bless you everybody. we will be back soon. thank you, north carolina. thank you. [applause] ♪ [choir] >> ♪ i saw her today at the reception. a glass of wine in her hand. i knew she was going to meet her connection.