President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence Deliver... CSPAN December 16, 2016 5:36am-6:44am EST
come to you. >> high my name is richard , -- hi, my name is richard skinner. we have heard a lot of talk about the importance of the white house staff. everybody pays a lot of attention to the cabinet. often times, new administration runs into a particular challenge filling although sub this and's, -- sub-cabinet positions. many of which are extremely
-- administrator is, is really critical to enforcing. i am biased in the deputy sector but who runs these agencies and , makes sure that you are doing the internal changes and watching your budget are important. i will echo josh's point on the white house administration. i have a lot of opinions on the trunk transition. i think they are making a buti think they are making a -- but i think they are making a classic a stake on focusing on the cabinet instead of the people immediately around the president who can help him get his agenda done. it will be interesting to see with that sequencing change is. thepondbut, to sort of answer tt specifically, it goes to the discussion we have been having. i think josh pointed this out. most candidates for president come into office with policy papers. they come in in a couple of key areas with a deeply thought-out policy agenda. i mean, we know that president inh really was steeped education policy, knew it as
governor and came in with a vision. they knew where to go. so if you come in having campaigned on it, given a lot of speeches on it you can pretty , much do a good job in the first year. and that is generally what tends to happen. the first year focus is on something that the president cares about, has thought about, there is a lot of guidance on. the problem i think we are facing, and what is making everybody a little bit nervous about the upcoming trump administration is that we have , an absence of these policy papers. we don't quite know what he means. we don't know how much money do you want to spend on that, where are you going to get the money from, which part of the government are you going to task with that, what does the legislation look like? there is a whole list of things you have to figure out.
there does not seem to be that depth in the trump transition very -- transitionary administration. that is brand-new. they generally come in with some expertise in some piece of the government. we are in uncharted territory here. josh: can i throw in something, because i am not as pessimistic as you might imagine. but -- you know, we spent years here in washington with everybody bemoaning, oh, that gridlock is terrible, washington never gets anything done, and now all of a sudden people are saying, oh, my god, washington might get something done. [laughter] mr. bolten: and i am a believer in our constitutional system.
it is a difficult system. it is a system well designed to frustrate governmental initiative. i can't tell you the number of times when i served in the white house -- of course, you probably experienced this, elaine, you, too -- i had parliament envy. ms. kamarck: yes. definitely, definitely. mr. bolten: if we just had a parliament, we could do this damned stuff and get those people out of our way. but you can't in our system. i happen to be among those who thinks, even though the trump team isn't coming in with fat policy papers, i am a big believer in tax reform, which there is wide consensus in this country we actually need and
have not had in 30 full-year's -- 30 full years. and no significant rewrite of our tax code in 30 years, and it is because the internal tensions that we have built into our constitutional system and the growth of ideological and partisan chasms in washington have been too large to bridge. and so on areas like tax reform, i am cautiously optimistic that a successful candidate who is not part of the deep ideological divide in this country, is not part of the deep partisan divide in this country, actually has a chance to help us break gridlock in areas where i think the american people will benefit.
so i am concerned, but i am cautiously optimistic about what our system can produce over the next year. ms. perry: thank you. obviously, this could go on for the entire first year of the next president, this discussion. so i'm going to use my moderator's prerogative to have the last word, to this gentleman's point. i have several favorite phrases from the "federalist papers," and they are, thusly -- "wise men may not always be at the helm," "if men were angels, no government would be necessary," and "ambition must be made to counteract ambition." so with that as the three premises of our constitution, which has served us well for over two centuries, i, like josh, have great faith, and, as elaine said, we will put our faith in the constitution every time. so thank you so much for your attention, and thank you for our panelists. [applause] >> rnc chief strategist and communications director sean spicer will sit down the
political post anna palmer to talk about the presidential transition. he has been mentioned as a possible press secretary in the trump administration. we will have a conversation life at 4:30 p.m. eastern. journal david petraeus will talk about global challenges and strategic leadership. live from george washington university on c-span2. president-elect donald trump stopped in hershey, pennsylvania yesterday on his tour of swing states he won in november. the rally is about one hour. hello, pennsylvania! [cheering] i'm mike pence. .'m from indiana
, becauseys from today of your support, your hard work and your prayers, i am deeply humbled to say that my -- with my family at my side, i will serve as the 45th vice president of the united states. [applause] and i came here tonight -- i came here tonight on a very personal level just to say thank you. thank you for the opportunity to serve. mostly, mostly i am here as a fellow american. [applause] you to the people of pennsylvania. take you for voting to make america great again. [applause]
[chanting u.s.a.] thank you for doing your part to make donald trump the 45th president of the united states of america! [applause] he did it. and we have all of you to think. -- think. thank. you, we have a president that will restore our military, the arsenal to -- of democracy. divide our soldiers with the training they need to accomplish their mission and we will hunt down and destroy isis at its source.
[applause] we willks to you finally have a president who and stand with the men women who serve in law enforcement at every level across this country. and thanks to you, 35 days from , we will have a president who will fight every day to put america back to work and make this economy great again. we will have a president who will repeal obamacare, lock, stock and barrel. [applause] and replace it with free-market reforms. we will have a president who
will cut taxes, rollback excessive regulations that are stifling jobs and we will have a president who will repeal every single executive order signed by barack obama that violates the constitution. [applause] and we will have a president who will unleash the boundless potential of the american energy economy with an all of the above energy strategy because trump digs coal. [u.s.a., u.s.a.] we will have a president who will put american workers and american jobs first. we are going to have trade in
america. but trade is going to mean american jobs with president donald trump. we are going you to have a president who will that last enforcer all of the laws of this nation for the citizens of this nation and legally. are here we will build a wall. [applause] we will uphold our laws. and we will have a president who will end illegal immigration once and for all. [applause] and thanks to you, thanks to you, pennsylvania, we will have a government as good as our people again. a government that works every day for the people of this country, the special interests. we will reform our ethics law come january 20, we are going to drain the swamp. [applause]
thanks to, and lastly all of you here in pennsylvania. we are going to have a president of the united states who will make appointments to the highest courts in the land, who will uphold the sanctity of life, the second amendment, and all of the god-given liberties enshrined in the united states of america. thanks to you. so i'm really here just to say thank you from the bottom of my heart. thank you for giving america a new president whose strength, whose vision, whose leadership will make america great again faster than you can possibly imagine. [applause]
[chanting usa] mr. trump: merry christmas, everybody. merry christmas. [applause] i'm here today for one main reason. to say thank you to the incredible people of pennsylvania. thank you. thank you. [applause] time thehe first republican party has won the state of pennsylvania in almost 30 years. [applause] we made history together. you propelled to victory a grassroots movement the likes of seen.the world has never
its true. true. your drive, the dedication and your love your country pushed us across the finish line. and boy did we get across that line, right? [applause] the patriots in this arena tonight stood up for themselves and for their families and showed the whole world that the american people still run our country. [applause] i will never forget you, and i will never, ever stop fighting for you. i will never, ever let you down. believe me. [applause] what is state. what a state.
i went to school in pennsylvania, right? , let me take a moment to recognize your great congressman in attendance tonight. they were in attendance -- they were with me since the beginning. tom marino [applause] murphy. [applause] just see in the audience, i didn't know he was here, jeffrey lord. he fought so hard. unfair,frey, its so they stack up seven to one, but still he takes it. they are not happy with the
results of the selection. and it was a stampede. oh, the camera just went off, folks. jeffrey, the camera just one off. [laughter] i also want to give a very special thank you to the men and women of the united states military. incredible people. [applause] , and we willr debt never let you down. as part of our commitment to those who serve, we are going to rebuild our badly depleted military. and we are going to finally take care of our great veterans. we are going to take care, believe me. [applause] policy can be summed up in three very important words. peace, through, strength. [applause]
and we are going to get the military going, folks. and we are going to negotiate tougher deals, do we agree? were we get more equipment for less money. for instance, he saw the other day about an airplane. i have a nice airplane. costhis plane is going to $4.2 billion. air force one. i don't want a plane to fly around in the costs for 12 -- $4.2 billion, believe me. not going to happen. we are going to work with boeing . and i didn't order it, please remember this. but we are going to work with boeing, we are going to cut the price way down. way, way down. and how about the f-35 fighter. a disaster am a totally out of
control. so we are going to get more equipment for our military. and we are going to get better equipment for our military at a smaller price. does that make sense, ok? believe me. we're also going to stop trying to build new nations in far-off , many areas -- you've never heard of these places. ok? we are going to stop. we're going to be so strong. we are going to be so respected. .e are going to be so powerful we are not respected now. and believe me, it is going to turn. and we are going to have this great, incredible, powerful military. but you know what? i don't think we are ever going to have to use it and that would be very nice. [applause] nstead,
"trump"]f instead, my administration will focus on the vital national security interests of the united states. and that means crushing isis and defeating radical islamic terrorism. we are going to defeat them. quickly. [applause] but to be a strong nation, we must also be a wealthy, or a rich nation. trump -- no,ay mr. they say mr. president-elect, been -- can you believe it? just call me donald, folks. just call me donald. but they say mr. president-elect, it doesn't sound good when you say rich nation. i say, we have to be a rich nation if we are going to
rebuild our military. if we are going to rebuild -- build the wall. we have to be a rich nation. if we are going to repeal and replace obamacare we have to know what we are doing. [applause] again. whether it is building cars, producing steel, or curing disease, we want the next generation of innovation and production to happen right here, right here in america, and right here in the great state of pennsylvania. [applause] and i have to tell you about pennsylvania. they were all saying you do not win pennsylvania. everybody thought for years and years that i couldn't win pennsylvania as a republican. they call it the bride that got away.
this is such an important state. they were saying, he won't win it. he is down in the polls. i didn't understand it because all of these gentlemen back here, these tremendous people that love you, your congressman, they were saying every yard in pennsylvania has a trump-pence sign. right? [no audio] -- [applause] and we would go to rallies like, look at the size of this place. every corner is packed. turn the cameras. show. show. show. [applause] world most dishonest people. these are dishonest people. are any cameras -- look, they are not turning. they never turn. [boos] mr. trump: what a shame. very dishonest people. very, very dishonest people.
take a look this crowd. the only way the people at home know is by the sound. [applause] mr. trump: that is not the sound of 500 or 1000 people, folks. and outside it is freezing, and we have 8000 people standing out there listening. [applause] mr. trump: so, but pennsylvania. is an amazing place. and i have been hearing -- and i don't know, because i know you have been listening. we are doing a thank you tour. thank you, ohio. thank you, iowa. thank you to the different places where we won, swing states, mostly, but different places where we won. and by the way, we won in a landslide. this was a landslide victory.
[applause] mr. trump: this was a landslide. so, we went to michigan. how about michigan and wisconsin? that was on top of everything. how good was that? and you know, they did not want to call pennsylvania. you saw that, right? remember? it was stuck at 99% all lack -- not long. -- all night long. and if i lost 100% of the remaining votes, i would have won by a lot of votes. but it was stuck for hours. i don't know if they did that because they were so devastated about what was happening or if they wanted to keep it going because of the audience they had. the audience was record-setting, and i think maybe they wanted to prolong the evening for commercial sake, right? one of those reasons. maybe both. but i will tell you -- and i
have been going -- and i have been saying -- i said the other night in wisconsin. if you want, i will give you a little recap. should i, or should i not? are you sure? [applause] mr. trump: we will make this recap pertained to pennsylvania, right? we don't have to talk about the other ones. it is true. i have been hearing for a long time that everybody leaves pennsylvania thinking that they've won, republicans. but for 30 years, they lose by a lot. i thought we were going to win. these three characters were saying do not worry about it, you will win. marino said i've been doing this for a long time, mr. trump. i guarantee you victory. i said write it down. he said nope, i'm not doing that. [laughter] mr. trump: i wanted a guarantee. right from the beginning, they were with me. but they felt so sure. the only problem was, i kept hearing all these things that nobody ever wins.
even though they think. so, what happens is, the evening begins, and ohio, what a great place. i had a little problem, pretty hard to win states when you don't have the governor, right? it's pretty hard. [boos] mr. trump: but you know what? he's called. it would have been nice if he called a couple of weeks earlier. [laughter] mr. trump: he called. he's been very nice. but we were supposed to win ohio by two points, maybe three points. we won it by almost 10 points, right? [applause] mr. trump: so, that was good. and we got those polls -- you know they were phony polls, ok? what they don't know is what's the purpose of doing phony polls when you are going to know the real answer in three hours? what are they doing? they can't help themselves. we got these bad exit polls. we really thought based on the exit polls that it was going to
be a short evening, bad. and jared was here, and a vodka. -- and ivanka. they called and said dad. i made a speech in michigan where i started speaking at 12:30 a.m., on election day. that was my seventh speech of the day. seventh. and the crowds are all like this. and you know the beauty about crowds like this? this place is packed. but there is a difference between before the election and after the election. right? before the election, you people are like wild beasts, wild animals. you are going to win. we are going to win. they are screaming jail, jail, prison, right? they are going crazy. [applause] they are screaming we want the wall, we want the wall,
build the wall. we are going to build the wall, don't worry about it. [applause] mr. trump: ok. but i was telling somebody -- and now, the crowds are amazing. and you know, it's hard to get a big crowd after an election. if somebody else, a normal person, came after an election, even after a victory, and had 15 -- you would have 15 people, they would say we had enough. this place is packed. this is a big stadium, by the way. [applause] but there is something different about a crowd before the election, like when i was here a few weeks ago, and after the election. before the election, they are brutal. they are so crazed. they are like crazed people. that is good. i like that. and now, laid-back. hey.
onward, mr. trump, onward. right? no, it's great, it's beautiful. in other words, you've won, and you feel great about it, and you don't have to go crazy, right? [applause] mr. trump: much different. much different. different. !> usa usa! usa! usa! mr. trump: it is much different. you are laid-back, and that's good. not really exactly laid-back, but pretty different. so, we had to win pennsylvania, but it started off with ohio, big, big victory. the one i like to tell his -- is texas, georgia, utah, right? because they started off about two months before the election -- you just don't lose texas as
a republican. you don't. and you don't lose georgia, and you don't lose utah. has utah ever been lost? you know what he says? he's like ronald reagan. that's all he has to say. that is good. donald trump is like ronald reagan. we love you, jeffrey. this guy takes such abuse on cnn. do we love him? [applause] mr. trump: i hope he's getting paid a lot of money because he deserves it, believe me. but it sort of incredible. they are saying, exas is in -- texas is in play. texas is in play. i said texas has never been in play. and i go to texas and i make a speech in an arena bigger than this one. it's packed. 10,000 people inside and i say how could it possibly be in play. but you saw it, right?
they say texas is in play. and then they say georgia. in georgia, you are supposed to win by a lot. but they have me even. right? and in utah, they have this character -- i never saw a guy like this. this guy was horrible. and they said, the third-party candidate looks like he has trump in trouble. and my wife looked at him and said, you are not going to lose. she knows more than these dishonest people. they knew it. they knew it. they knew it. so, what happens? you know what happens because you watched it. they had a record audience, the biggest they have ever had, and the polls opened, and now they are close. and now they go on live all over the country, really, all over the world, and the first thing they do -- texas has gone to
donald trump. i said what happened? they always started it off with -- we have breaking news. this was a state that was supposed to be late in the night. we have breaking news, texas has gone to donald trump. i said that's good. i was a little worried, you know. that's why nobody believes these people. [applause] [boos] mr. trump: then about 12 seconds later, we have breaking news. georgia has gone to donald trump. right? [applause] mr. trump: then again, state of utah, and i love utah, and i could not believe i was tied with this guy, this guy nobody had ever heard of, nobody.
and he is saying, if you wins utah, he thinks he can win the whole thing. i don't understand. i tell you. what he could have done is, if he won utah, except that he won by so much, he could have stopped us from appointing supreme court judges, right? sort of a bad guy. so i watch this guy and i hear that basically i'm tied in utah. and they go, we have breaking news. utah has gone to donald trump. thank you. [applause] mr. trump: i would've lost utah. so now i have these three like solidly -- i mean we won by -- i mean, utah. did you see how many points i won utah?
huge. they are all huge. then they go to ohio. then they go to iowa. they just appointed their great governor, the longest-serving governor in our country's history, 24 years almost. to ambassador to china. he loves china. that is nice. whenever i speak in iowa, he goes donald, do me a favor. please don't say anything bad about china. i said, what? and i didn't. but i just appointed him ambassador to china. he is going to be an amazing representative. they like him and he likes them a lot. so, now i was expected to win ohio, but not by nearly as much. i was expected to win iowa, but not by over 10 points. nobody wins iowa. so this is like a good story, because when my kids told me about the exit polls, which were
nonsense, i sort of thought in my mind well, i can't work any harder, so i don't feel that bad. i still felt bad. don't worry about it. until the real polls opened up. so then we start. we start leading, and we are leading, and we haven't even gotten to our area, and boy, do we love the panhandle, right? and we are leading just a little bit, a little bit, and then they go on the air and say we will win the state of florida, my opponents. some guy. i never even heard of this guy says we will win the state of florida. i say wait a minute, we are leading by a little bit and my voters have an even caught on yet, right? all of a sudden, they have another one, another consultant. they probably paid this guy $15 million for destroying our -- her campaign. these consultants are the worst.
in the old days, if you spend less money and win, that's a good thing, not a bad thing. [applause] mr. trump: i spent much less money. we spent a fraction of the money and won. i have these guys saying hillary clinton has spent much more money than donald trump. and when i say much more, i am talking seriously. then they say -- much more than donald trump. and mr. trump is ahead by one point, but he has not spent enough money. i say they are scolding me. i've spent less money and i am ahead. remember this, kids in the audience. if you can spend less money and win, that's a good thing, not a bad thing. [applause] mr. trump: so, we go to florida, and all of our people are out saying how they are going to win florida. they are saying -- we have no doubt we are going to win the state of florida.
there was a story about the buzzes -- buses lined up all over florida, and they said go ahead, and it was all people with red hat's that said make america great again. [applause] so, the bus driver doesn't care. he just wants to know, are the seats all full? they don't care. thank you for those buses. so, they are going to win florida according to her pundits, her geniuses, her polls. we have breaking news, donald trump has won the great state of florida. by a lot. [applause] mr. trump: then the same pundits get on, and i can tell you, i had a great conversation with president obama.
[boos] mr. trump: and i can tell you -- no, no, no. although this foolish guy, josh i -- josh earnest, i don't know. he's talking to president obama. you know, having the right press secretary is so important because he's so bad the way he delivers a message. he can deliver a positive message and it sounds bad. he could say ladies and gentlemen, today we have totally defeated isis, and it wouldn't sound good, ok? [laughter] mr. trump: all right? i have a feeling they won't be saying it, but i know we will be saying it. [applause] mr. trump: but the president is very positive, but he is not positive, and i mean, maybe he is getting his orders from somebody else? does that make sense? could that be possible? but i said when do you think, when do you think you lost and we won?
and i will say this, when ohio came in with those huge numbers, when iowa came in with those huge numbers, and then -- huge -- and then we won florida. now the pundits go out again, and we are talking about the great state of north carolina. we love north carolina. the great state of north carolina, so, they say there is no way. you have to see how much more money she spent than us. oh, but those buses. they were comfortable for our people there in -- for our people. you have to see how much money they spent in north carolina. and they said north carolina -- you have to understand, i've won everything now. south carolina, which is great. i have texas, georgia, iowa, everything. ohio, are coming up on big state. and that was the other thing -- you cannot win is a republican
unless you win ohio. remember that? ohio.en we win it's looking good. then we won florida. but north carolina was our firewall, remember that? ladies and gentlemen, we have breaking news. donald trump has won the state of north carolina. [applause] and now you see these terrible, terrible, destructive people, getting a little nervous. john king, nice guy, good with a map, but his hand is starting to shake. oh my god, he won. because remember he said before the election, there is no path to 270 for donald trump. but there's a path to 306. [applause]
so now we win north carolina. and now we get to pennsylvania, and we are just doing great. in fact, i won it twice, right? because i won it, and then we had this scam operation asking for a recount, and then we won again. we won wisconsin and michigan. i love it. i hope somebody else asks for a recount gaza love winning. that's because i love winning. we can win it 3, 4, five times. actually, they did a full recount in wisconsin, and i received 138 votes more. me. i got more votes. [applause] mr. trump: scam. remember, i told you, it's a rigged system, terrible. but not rigged for us, believe me. it's the other way around.
now we come to pennsylvania. i see we are going to win. i start doing interviews, because if we win pennsylvania, it's over, right? so now, i am doing interviews, because it's at 99%, and there aren't even enough votes for it to come close. people are saying you cannot do interviews, i said there is no way. so i start doing interviews. i felt very comfortable. but what happens? you watched john king, his hand is shaking, quivering. ladies and gentlemen, donald trump has won wisconsin. now, that wasn't supposed to happen. then he goes -- you can see he's getting ready to throw up. [laughter] mr. trump: ladies and gentlemen. then they go, we have breaking news. i kept waiting for pennsylvania. why wait for pennsylvania, because they said ladies and gentlemen, donald trump has won
the state of michigan. now, wisconsin hasn't been one -- won for 38 years. michigan hasn't been one for that long or longer. pennsylvania, we didn't even need you guys, isn't that terrible? because they waited so dam long. they took all of your glory away, right? rob did a great job. and david did a great job. david and rob, what a job. so now we need the state of -- we win the state of pennsylvania. it was an amazing evening. and the people on espn, sports people, they said it was the single greatest event they have ever seen. they have seen football, baseball, boxing. and they said it was the
greatest. so, i just want to thank the incredible people of pennsylvania. thank you. thank you very much. thank you. [applause] mr. trump: unbelievable people. and in four years, we are going to win it by even more. my right -- am i right? all right, let's get back to the subject of jobs, right? because that's what we are here for. enough of that stuff. for years, the jobs and wealth have been ripped out of your state, ripped out of our country like we are a bunch of babies. foreign powers have gotten rich bleeding america dry because we have people that don't know what they are doing or worse than that, and our politicians stood by and did absolutely nothing,
and that is now all about to end, and it's going to end quickly. [applause] era of economics surrender is over. you, the people of pennsylvania, are going to have a champion who fights for you in the white house. because from now on, it's going to be america first, remember. [applause] mr. trump: people talk about how we are living in a globalized world, but the relationships people value most are local. family, city, state, country, local. there is no such thing as a global anthem, a global currency, or a global flag. do we love our flag? do we love it? [applause]
>> usa! usa! usa! usa! mr. trump: we salute one flag and that is the american flag. [applause] mr. trump: and we are going to make sure the american flag gets the respect it deserves, all right? [applause] mr. trump: you know, when i watch the news at night and i see these punks burning the flag and stomping on it, and burning another one and stomping -- no good. no good. we are going to have to maybe do something about that, what do you think? yes? [applause] mr. trump: patriotism will be
celebrated celebrated and taught very, very strongly to our children. and that patriotism will be the foundation of our economic plan, bringing jobs back to america. we are bringing our jobs back. that is why we are going to lower our business tax. we are going to lower our business tax big-league, from 35% to 15%. right now, we are one of the taxed nations in the world, and we're going to the among the lowest, and we're going to have jobs come pouring back. we want to bring in new companies and new jobs to our shores. that is also why we are going to eliminate job killing regulations, cancel many executive orders -- believe me, we're going to be canceling a lot. and lift the restrictions on the production of american energy, including shale, oil, natural gas, and clean coal.
[applause] mr. trump: and we're going to put our miners back to work. get ready. get those shovels ready. another critical element of our jobs plan is a historic $1 trillion investment in our crumbling infrastructure. our infrastructure is going to hell. we going to fix our infrastructure. , asou know -- we have spent of two weeks ago, $6 trillion in the middle east. we could have rebuilt our country three times over, and right now, we are in worse shape in the middle east than we were 15 years ago, when we started, by a factor of 10. our bridges are deficient. our roads are in disrepair. and our airports are like third world countries. i'm asking congress to support
the construction of new roads, bridges, airports, tunnels, and railways across our nation. we are going to do it. and we're going to build it on time, on budget, not for three times what it's supposed to cost. [applause] mr. trump: and we will put our people back to work in the process. it's time to help get americans off welfare and back into the labor market. rebuilding our country with american hands and american workers. we are going to rebuild our country. going to do it ourselves, folks. my administration will follow two simple rules, by american, american, and hire
american. at the center of this agenda is fixing our absolutely terrible trade deals. nafta, you look at that, it's been defective for 20 years. it's been defective, from the day it was signed, it's been defective. pennsylvania, congratulations, because you are just about the bottom of the pack in this, has lost one third of your manufacturing jobs since nafta, just about as bad as there is in the country. although i must say, michigan and a couple other places have actually done worse. right? but you are all going to do great now. we are bringing those jobs back. america is now running -- listen to this -- a nearly $800 billion annual trade deficit. in other words, all these people that work to make these trade deals, we lose almost $800 billion a year. who are these people? any business people in this large, large audience? [applause] mr. trump: hard to believe.
almost $800 billion a year, and we never make good deals. i actually said to my people today, they're going over mexico, doesn't work, china is all-time record setting, going to lose 500 billion trade deficit -- all these places -- and i said, give me a good deal. you know what they said? there are none. we do not do it with anybody. it is almost amazing that our country can even make it. but it is not going to make it for much longer if we don't get this thing going. think of it. it is so terrible. we've lost -- and this one i can't even believe -- i say it all the time -- we've lost 70,000 factories since china joined the world trade organization. i used to say, who signed it? i used to say, who supported it? we don't care anymore.
you know who i'm talking about, you know who i'm talking about, right? i don't care. it's a disaster. it's the greatest jobs theft in the history of the world. nobody's ever lost like we've lost. all because we got sold down the river by our either stupid politicians or corrupt politicians, all right? except for these three guys down here, they are great. a trump administration will defend american industry and it will defend the american worker. you've got to be defended. it will defend the american worker. boy did we come out and vote. you know, they forgot about the american worker. they talked about everybody, this group and that group. by the way, women, thank you very much. i mean, women. [applause]
thank you, women. these polls were killing me. the women -- donald has almost no women. then i come and i see the signs. look at those signs. i see these beautiful signs. we did great with women. we did great with the african-american community, so great. [applause] mr. trump: remember the famous line, because i talk about crime -- i talk about education, talk about no jobs, and i would say, what the hell do you have to lose, right? it's true. they are smart and they picked up on it like you would not believe. they didn't come out to vote for hillary. that was the big -- so thank you to the african-american community. thank you to the hispanic community. incredible. the hispanic community was
great. they all heard the wall, and guess what? people that are in our country legally, if they are hispanic, they don't want people coming in and taking their jobs. they don't want people coming in and taking their homes. they want to see safety. so the hispanic community was fantastic. and the evangelical christians, unbelievable. we set records, right? set records. [applause] i shouldn't say this, this is terrible, but as a couple of our pastors -- a couple of them -- you know, how good was billy graham? was he the greatest? he's got a son, franklin. franklin would say -- and paula white and so many others -- they would say, donald trump may not be perfect, but he's going to be the best leader by far, right? [applause] mr. trump: may not be perfect.
they were great. what great people. we set an all-time record in the history of elections in this country with the evangelicals. that is really cool. that includes what happened in the primaries. remember in the primaries, i was going to lose all these states because of evangelicals, and then i would win by 22 points, like as an example, south carolina, like alabama, like arkansas, like so many, kentucky, and they were all saying, donald trump is doing fantastically with the evangelical christians. but i knew. but we did even better in the general election -- so we had the all-time highest vote in the history of elections, with evangelicals, right? our goal is to bring back a very beautiful phrase. do you remember when we were young? some of you don't remember because you are so young
already. a young audience. do you remember, we had stamped onto cars and equipment, made in the usa? right? [applause] mr. trump: even the young people like it. and frankly, if it said made in japan or made someplace else, it wasn't considered good. it wasn't considered good. we're going to bring back made in the usa and we going to have a lot of jobs come back. we're going to have a lot of jobs. and you know what, if companies leave and fire their workers, they leave pennsylvania or they leave indiana, or they leave any one of the states we are talking about, or any state in the union, they leave, and they go to mexico or some other country -- plenty of them -- and they think they are going to fire everybody and have their product come right through those borders -- those borders are going to be so strong now -- and they are
going to sell that product and that product isn't going to be taxed, probably at about a rate of 35%, and here's what's going to happen. the people that write the articles, they say donald trump is not a free trader. no, i'm a smart trader. you are going to put that tariff on. company leaves, makes their air conditioner -- carrier was very nice, by the way. what they don't know is the people that did go down there, going to be a little hard to sell that product back, but we won't talk about that. but carrier was fantastic. i hope you go and buy some carrier air conditioners. they are one of the few that are left in this country. and i told the people at carrier, you saw all the publicity that got, and we have thousands of people, families, that are going to have great christmases in indiana now because of that, but i told them, you are going to make up a
lot because you are going to do a lot of business. a lot of people are feeling very strong about what they did. but it's going to be that they will have consequences when they leave our country and think they are going to sell the product right back over our border, no tax, no nothing. it doesn't work that way for other countries. china taxes our products going into china big league and they don't want us anyway. you take a look at other countries, so when they talk about free trade, it is free for them, but not free for us. not free for us. so that is the way it is. but we have to be a rich nation again. and we have to be a safe nation. the murder rate in the united states is the largest that it has been in 45 years. nobody knows that. they don't tell you that. they don't want to.
in and we are going to support the incredible men and women of law enforcement, and we are going to bring this terrible crime wave to an immediate end, and it can go quickly. one of the greatest public safety threats remains open borders. i always say, there goes your safety, there goes your country. we will build a great, great wall, and we will put an end to illegal immigration, and we are going to stop the drugs from pouring into our country, and poisoning the youth of pennsylvania and every other state. [applause] mr. trump: going to stop it.
we're going to build a wall. we have to. you know, the border patrol, you know this, 16,500 great people -- because their job is much tougher when i win because we are going to enforce the laws. they endorsed me. first time they've ever endorsed a presidential candidate. ice, the men and women of ice, they are smart, tough, they love the country, they endorsed us. it is not me, it's us. what does it mean? it means they have to work harder. but these are people that know what they're doing. we're going to break up the gangs, the cartels, the criminal syndicates terrorizing our cities and our neighborhoods. and they are being terrorized. look at long island, new york. it is really bad.
and our local police know who they are and want to do something about it and they are being stopped. we are going to work on that and we're going to get a safe country to protect our country from terrorism and extremism. i will suspend immigration and refugee admissions from regions where they cannot be safely processed or vetted. [applause] mr. trump: we will keep radical islamic terrorists the hell out of our country. [applause] mr. trump: going to keep them out. we've got enough problems. we got enough problems, right? we've got to bring our jobs back. we don't want problems. we will build safe zones.
when i look at what is going on in syria, it is so sad. it is so sad. we've got to help people. the gulf states have nothing but money. we don't have money. we owe $20 trillion. i will get the gulf states to give us lots of money and we will build and help build safe zones in syria so people can have a chance, so they can have a chance. ethics reform will be a crucial part of our plan as well. we are going to drain the swamp of corruption in washington, right? [applause] 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, and i'll tell you what else i'm going to ban. when we have our purchasing agents giving billions and
billions of dollars of contracts to the military and to all these people where they are buying airplanes -- take a look at the f-35 program. take a look. the people that gave out those contracts -- give me a break. we are going to impose a lifetime ban on people that give these massive contracts out, or even small contracts -- you want to work for the united states, you work for the united states. you are not going to work for the people that build these planes and the people that do the drugs with all the different things. you know, the cost of drugs in this country, we are about the largest purchaser of pharmaceuticals anywhere in the world, and yet we can't negotiate the price. i wonder why. you don't think it has anything to do with the drug companies? we're going to face many challenges.
but this is truly an exciting time to be alive. the script is not yet written. we do not know what the page will read tomorrow. but for the first time in a long, long time, what we do know is that the pages will be authored by each and every one of you, and you. [applause] mr. trump: you, the american people, will finally be in charge again. your voice, your desires, your hopes and your aspirations will never again fall on deaf ears. the forgotten men and women of our country will not be forgotten anymore. remember that. [applause] mr. trump: you sure asl