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  President Trump Delivers Remarks at CPAC  CSPAN  February 24, 2017 10:17am-11:14am EST

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>> ladies and gentlemen, please mercedes o the stage, schlapp, and matt schlapp. [applause]
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matt schlapp: did you all show up for us? >> mrs. schlapp: hello mr. deplorable. att schlapp: hello mrs. irredeemable. >> last time a president came to the first year, ronald 1981.n in applause] 1980s.y, that means the i'm pretty sure they didn't have twitter back then. like the 1980s, we're in a critical moment for our nation. we have with us an amazing
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the voiceo has become of the forgotten men and women of this country. [applause] mrs. schlapp: ladies and entlemen, you are no longer forgotten. [applause] i'm chlapp: you know what learning, is how good it feels our ve somebody lead fight.y who knows how to fighting for you. and the other thing i've learned, especially over the course of the last couple fight hethat when he fights for us unites us.
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[applause] mr. schlapp: you know something else, mr. president, as you fight, all of us here will continue to have your back. mr. schlapp: do you know what comes next here? to introduce the 2017, our president, donald trump. [applause] ♪
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president trump: thank you, everybody, so great to be with you. thank you. [applause] president trump: great to be -- i ace i have really love this place. people. thank you. thank you very much. all, i want to thank
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very, very and his incredible wife and boss, mercedes, who have been fantastic friends and supporters great when i watch them on television defending me, nobody has a chance. matt and thank mercedes. [applause] and when matt : said, and asked, i absolutely, i'll be there with you. i real reason i said it, didn't want him to go against me, that one you can't beat. so i said, absolutely. it really is an honor to be here. chance to talk a to my friends. these are my friends. applause] president trump: and we'll see you again next year and the year that and i'll be doing this with cpac whenever i can
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i'll make sure we're here a lot. remember, my first major speech, sit down, everybody, come on. know, the dishonest media, they'll say, he didn't get a standing ovation. you know why? you know why? ecause everybody stood and nobody sat, so they will say he got a standing ovation. right? [applause] "usa"] ng so, sit t trump: [applause] down. donald trump did not get a
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ovation. they leave out the part, they never sat down, they leave that out. so i just want to thank you. at avorite major speech was pac and probably five or six years ago, first major political speech. you were there. it was, i loved it, i loved the loved the commotion and they did polls where i went through the roof and i wasn't running, right? it gave me an idea. a little bit concerned when i saw what was happening in said, let's god i to it. so it was very exciting. stage on cpac, i'll never forget it really. little notes and even less preparation. practically no notes and no preparation and then you leave and everybody was said, i think i like this business. year, i ave come last
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was worried that i would be at controversial, we wanted border security, we wanted very, very strong we wanted all of the things we're going to get and people consider that but you didn't consider it controversial. [applause] president trump: so i've been with cpac for a long time, all years we've been together and now you finally president, finally, took you a long time, took you a long time. [applause] president trump: and it's atriots like you that made it happen, believe me, believe me. you did it because you love your because you want a better future for your children make cause you want to america great again. applause] the media rump:
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win.'t think we would the pundits -- you're right, idea.had an [applause] president trump: the pundits didn't think we'd win. consultants that suck up all that money, they suck it up, so good. they're not good at politics, ut really good at sucking up people's money. opponents because i kept them down to a minimum, consultants didn't think we would win. but they all underestimated the people, you, and the people proved them totally wrong. never -- this is so true, this happening, been never underestimate the people, never. i don't think it will ever happen again. [applause]
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president trump: i want you all we are fighting the fake fake.fixed, phony, [applause] ago,ident trump: a few days i called the fake news the enemy of the people and they are, they enemy of the people. no sources, they just make them up when there are none. saw one story recently where they said nine people have are no nine ere people, i don't believe there nine ne or two people, people. i said, give me a break, i know they talk, i know who to. there were no nine people. they say nine people. somebody reads it and thinks they have nine sources, they make up sources. they are very dishonest people comments, the dishonest media did not explain
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fake news the he enemy of the people, the fake dropped off the word became the the story media is the enemy, they take "fake" out and i'm saying oh, no, this is no good. is the way they are. i'm not against the media, i'm the press, i don't mind bad stories if i deserve tell you, i love good stories, but we won't go there. get too many of them. fake am only against the news media or press, fake, fake, word.have to lead that i'm against the people that make and make up sources. use shouldn't be allowed to sources unless they use somebody's name. put out
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let their name be put out. applause] president trump: a source says that donald trump is a horrible, being.e human let them say it to my face. sources and no more remember this, and not in all story written yesterday about me in reuters, very fair e man, a story. there are some great reporters around, there are talented, as the day is long, they're great, but there are dishonest people and they do tremendous disservice to our country and to tremendous disservice, they are very dishon sources, ldn't use they should put the name of the person, you will see stories dry up like you have never seen before. have no idea how bad it is because if you are not part of
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myself in and i put your position sometimes, many of the story. part of if you are not part of the story, then you sort of know if of the story, you know what they're saying is true or not. make it up and they make up something else and you the election, polls, polls, the polls, they out with polls and everybody was so surprised, ctually a couple polls got it right. los angeles times did it right, shocking because, you know, they job.a great [applause] president trump: and we had a that were thers right, but generally speaking, i can tell you the network, somebody said a poll came out. say what network is it? and they'll say, a certain -- not mention names, right? shall we? [applause]
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president trump: well, you have a lot of them. network is one.s totally. take a look. honestly. take a look at polls over the years.ree you think they would fire the pollster, right? after years of battered, but i -- who are just bad hey at polling or maybe they're not legit, one or the other, look inaccurate, look at cbs, look at abc, also, look at nbc, a look at some of the inaccurate, d, so what that does, creates false narrative, like a narrative that like we're not going to win, people say, i love trump, ou know i'm not feeling great today, he can't win, so i won't go and vote. vote.'t go and it creates a false deal. we have to fight it, folks,
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fight it. they are ery smart, very cunning and very dishonest, i mean, o conclude, it's a sensitive topic and they expose their we false stories, they say that we can't criticize their dishonest of the first se amendment, you know, they bring up the first amendment. love the first amendment, nobody loves it better than me. nobody. [applause] president trump: i mean, who use i do?re than but the first amendment gives gives it to me, to you, to all americans, the right minds freely. right and me he the right to criticize fake news criticize it strongly. are part of the large media corporations that have
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own agenda and it is not your agenda and not the own ry's agenda, their agenda. they have a professional the ation as members of press to report honestly. but as you saw throughout the and even now, , the ake news doesn't tell truth. doesn't tell the truth. so just in finishing, i say it people, itresent the doesn't tell the never will represent the people and we're going to do something have to go ause we out and have to speak our minds honest.have to be our victory was a win like nobody has ever seen before. [applause] president trump: i'm here fighting for you and i will you, the o fight for victory and the win were
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omething that really was dedicated to a country and believe in freedom, law.rity and the rule of our victory -- applause] president trump: -- was the victory and the win for values.tive and our victory was a win for who believes it's time to stand up for america, to workerp for the american the americanup for flag. [applause] president trump: yeah, well we should stand up. come on. stand up.hould and by the way, we love our you folks are y,
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in here, this place is packed, sixe are lines that go back blocks and i tell you that because you won't read about it, okay. there are lines that go back six blocks, there is such love in this country for everything we you saw that on election day. [applause] president trump: you will see it and more. of this historic movement, movement the likes of hich actually the world has never seen before. never been anything like this, some movements, but never been anything like this movement been some that petered out like bernie, petered out. it was a little rigged against him. super delegate. delegate. she had so many delegates before the thing started, i said to my does that happen? not that i'm a fan of bernie, votedlot of bernie people
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for trump because he's right on one issue, trade. he was right about trade. country is being absolutely deals,ated with bad trade he was right, we have a lot of bernie support, actually i like bernie.okay, i like 'm here today to tell you what this movement means for the future of the republican party future of america. to define what this great, great unprecedented to defines and what it actually represents. the core conviction of our are a nationhat we put its own will citizens first.
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our jobs to other terrible. so we defended other nation's ours wide ile leaving open, anybody can come in. we're going to build a wall, it, we're y about building the wall, we're building the wall, in fact, it of start soon, way ahead schedule, way ahead. going to start soon, general elly has done a fantastic job, fantastic job he's done.
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these are bad dudes, we're getting the bad ones out, the bad. people, it ishese like, geez, so bad, we are etting bad people out of this country, people that shouldn't be, whether drugs or murder or things, getting bad ones out, they go first and i said it day one, basically all i've done is keep my promise. we spent trillions of dollars overseas while allowing our own infrastructure to fall into and decay.pair in the middle east, we've spent ago, six weeks trillion dollars. it.k of y the way, the middle east is,
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not even close, it's in much yearsshape than it was 15 ago. if our presidents would have gone to the beach for 15 years, be in much better shape are right now and this situation i inherited. a mess, believe me. we also inherited a failed healthcare law that threatens our medical system with absolute total catastrophe. now i've been watching and but obamacare doesn't work, folks. say, i could d talk, it doesn't work. now people are starting to
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warm-up, but the people you are watching, they are not you. of them argely, many are the side that lost. they lost the election. we how many elections do have to have. they lost the election. i always say obamacare doesn't work, the same people, two years complaining about obamacare and the bottom line, changing it. we're going to make it much better, we're going to make it expensive, going to make it much better. peoplere covers very few and remember, deduct from the people that f the had great healthcare, that they away from was taken them, it was taken away from them. millions of people were very healthcare, heir they had their doctor, the plan,
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times, you e lie, 28 could keep your doctor, you ould keep your plan over and over and over again, you heard it. so we're going to repeal and replace obamacare. applause] pauldent trump: and i tell ryan and all of the folks hard, dr. tom ry guy, but i talented tell them from a purely single l standpoint, best thing we can do is nothing. let it implode completely, it is carriers mploding, the are all leaving, disaster. two years, don't do anything. come to us and beg for help, they will beg and it is
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their problem. is not the right thing to do for the american people, not to thing e inherited a national debt that has doubled in eight years, of it, $20 trillion, it's doubled. a foreign policy marked by one disaster after another. don't win anymore. what was the last time we won? did we win a war? win anything? do we win anything? we're going to win, going on win ig, we're going to start winning again. [chanting "usa"] president trump: but we're taking a firm, bold and decisive measure, we have to, to turn
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things around. era of empty talk is over, over. now is the time for action. you about the actions that we're taking right deliver on our promise to he american people and on my promise to make america great again. we've taken swift and strong action to secure the southern the united states and to begin the construction of a great, great border wall. helping this, and with the with great border police the help of ice, with the help of general kelly and all of the are so passionate about this, our border patrol,
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do, they you what they came and endorsed me, ice endorsed me. endorsed a presidential candidate before, they might not even be allowed they were disgusted with hat they saw and will stop the our from pour ing into nation and poisoning our youth. pouring in. pouring in. [applause] president trump: we get the money.they get the we get the problems, they get the cash. no good. good. going to stop. by stopping the flow of illegal will save , we countless -- and that is so tax, the dollars we're losing are beyond anything can imagine. and the tax dollars that can be struggling ild american communities, including
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cities.r [applause] resident trump: we are also going to save countless american lives. today, immigration offers are finding the gang dealers and drug and throwingaliens them the hell out of our country. will not let them back in, they're not coming back in, folks, if they do, they will bigger problems than they of.r dreamt i'm working with the department of justice to begin reducing crime. i mean, can you believe what is happening in chicago, as an example? days ago, seven people were shot. believe killed. seven people. people.
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chicago. a great american people, seven people shot and killed. will support the incredible men and women of law enforcement. applause] president trump: thank you. and thank them. followed through on my campaign promise and withdrawn from the transpacific partnership. can protect our economic freedom and we're going to make trade deals, but we're going to do one-on-one and one-on-one and
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if they misbehave, we terminate the deal. and we'll ome back make a better deal. none of the quagmire deals. nafta, one of the worst deals made by any country having with economic development, it is economic undevelopment as concerned. country is we are preparing to repeal and replace disaster known as obamacare. we're going to save americans from this crisis and give them quality s to the healthcare they need and deserve. authorized the construction, one day, of the keystone and dakota access pipeline. [applause] a sident trump: and issued new rule that took place while i was getting ready to sign. said who makes the pipe for the pipeline? well, sir, it comes from all
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isn't that ld, wonderful? nope, it comes from the united tates or we are not building them. american steel. pipeline in the united states, they're going to pipe that's made in the united states. do we agree? [applause] can you trump: the ne, i told this story other day. can you imagine the gentleman never met him, don't know the company, i sort of know it, i want to get it exactly correct. powerful company. they spent hundreds of millions pipeline, samethe with dakota, difference place, got approval and everything in they se of dakota and couldn't connect it because they had people protesting that never showed up before. keystone, they spent hundreds of millions of dollars
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ith block sucker consultants sucking the blood out of the company. don't worry, i used them all my don't worry, we will get it approved, i'm connected, i'm, don't bottom line, obama didn't sign it. could be 42,000 jobs somewhere there, a lot of jobs. didn't sign it. up. you imagine, he gave it was dead. now he's doing nothing, calling hello, darling, i'm bored, that pipeline, that has company., killed our knock, knock, mr. so-and-so, the pipeline, sir, out of approved.s just been now can you imagine the expression and you know the sad the same blood-sucking consultants that hit him for all failed will go back to him and say, didn't we more reat job, we want money. right? that is the way the system works, a little bit off, but
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the system way works. we're preparing bold action to restrictions on she an energy, including shale oil, natural gas and beautiful, clean coal and put miners back to work. miners are going back to work. [applause] yes.dent trump: are going back to work, folks. they're tell you that, going back to work. we have begun historic program that uce the regulations are crushing our economy, crushing. [applause] president trump: not only economy, crushing our jobs, companies can't we're going to put regulation out of out of work and
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business. [applause] way,ident trump: and by the want to gulation, i protect our environment, i want regulations for safety, i want regulations that we need and i want them to be so but we nd so tough, on't need 75% of the repetitive, horrible regulations that hurt companies, hurt jobs, us noncompetitive overseas with other companies from other countries, that we don't need. we're going to have regulation, goodally strong and really and going to protect our environment and going to protect oursafety of our people and workers, okay. [applause] another major : promise is tax reform. massively lower taxes on the middle class, reduce taxes on american make our tax code more simple and much more fair
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everyone, including the people and the business. [applause] president trump: in anticipation changes, jobsther are already starting to pour you see our country, that. in fact, i think i did more than pre-president, they say president-elect. president-elect is meeting with chrysler, with general otors, i just wanted to save a little time. because ford and fiat, chrysler, general motors, sprint, intel, nd so many little others are now, because of the election results, investments in the
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united states, expanding roduction, and hiring more workers. they're going back to michigan and they're going back to ohio back to re going pennsylvania and they're going to to north carolina and florida. [applause] president trump: it's time for all americans to get off of to work, d get back you're going to love it, you're going to love it, you're going love it. applause] president trump: we're also put budget requestve military.eloved
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be substantially our military, f all of our military, offensive, everything, bigger and better and stronger than before and hopefully will never have to use it, nobody is us, folks, ss with nobody. it will be one of the greatest american uild-ups in history. o one will dare question as they have been because we're ery depleted, very, very depleted, sequestered. sequester. nobody will dare question our again.y might we believe in peace through what we willthat's have. [applause]
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as part of my pledge to restore people, r the american i have also directed the defense develop a plan to obliterate isis. working with our allies, we will eradicate this evil from the face of the earth. at the same time, we working with our fully understand the national security begins with border security, terrorists will not be able to strike america fthey cannot get into our country. way, take a look at europe, folks, take a look at what is happen nothing europe. a lot of heat on sweden.
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later, i said, has anybody reported what's going on? it turned out they didn't, not many of them did. look at what happened in sweden. i love sweden, great country, i love sweden. they understand it. the people over there understand i'm right. what is happening in sweden. take a look at what is happening in germany. what has happened in france. nie ce and paris. is have a friend, a very, very guy, he loves the city of lights, he loves paris. for years, every year during the summer, he would go to paris, as automatic with his wife and his family. hadn't seen him in a while. you a jim, let me ask how is paris doing? paris? i don't go there anymore, paris is no longer paris.
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that was four years, four or years hasn't gone there. he wouldn't miss it for anything. in he doesn't even think terms of going there. take a look at what is happening world, folks. and we have to be smart. we have to be smart. let it happen to us. applause] president trump: let me state this as clearly as we can, we re going to keep radical islamic terrorists the hell out of our country. applause] president trump: we will not be deterred from this course and in days, we will be taking brand-new actions to our people and keep
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the ca safe, you will see action. for l never ever apologize protecting the safety and security of the american people, it.on't do [applause] resident trump: if it means i get bad press, if it means people speak badly of me, it's bother me.'t the security of our people is number our administration is running efficiency, even though i still don't have my cabinet approved, nobody mentions that. you know, i still have people out there waiting to be approved they will be nows approved, it is just a delay, a elay, delay, it's really sad, really sad. these are great people, these are some great people. cabinet,don't have our i assume we're setting records
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the only thing good about it, we're setting records. records.etting i hate having a cabinet meeting and have empty seats. i said, democrats, please approve our cabinet and get healthcare, too, if you don't mind. [applause] president trump: but we're meetings everyday, with top leaders in accident, in science and industry. yesterday i had 29 of the biggest business leaders in the office, caterpillar, campbell's soup, we had everybody. everybody. i like campbell's soup. [applause] president trump: we had everybody. and we came to a lot of very good conclusions and a lot of room will be building big, big, massive new lants and lots of jobs and building them in this country, other
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we're meeting with unions and law enforcement and meeting with leaders from all around we are meeting with unions and law enforcement and with leaders from all around the world. where the white house doors used to be totally closed, they are closed. [applause] president trump: and when they come into the white house we are translating these meetings into action. one by one we are checking up the promises we made to the people of the united states. one by one, a lot of promises. and we will not stop until the job is done. we will reduce your taxes, we will cut your regulations, we
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will support our police, we will defend our flag. [applause] we will rebuild our military. we will take care of our great, great veterans. we are taking care of our veterans. [cheers] [applause] president trump: we will fix our broken and embarrassing trade deals that are no good. none of them. you wonder where did the people come from that negotiated the
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deals. where did they come from? well, they came also from campaign contributions, i must be honest. we are not as stupid as you think. we will cut wasteful spending. we will promote our values. we will rebuild our inner cities. we will bring back our jobs and our dreams. so true. [applause] so true. by the way, we will protect our second amendment. [cheers] [applause]
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president trump: wayne and chrisa are from the nra. not on the list, lucky i thought about it. they are great people. by the way, they love our country. the nra has been a great supporter. they love our country. the forgotten men and women of america will be forgotten no longer. that is the heart of this new movement. and the future of the republican party. people came to vote, and these people, the media, they said where are they coming from? what is going on here? these are hard-working, great, great americans. these are unbelievable people who have not been treated fairly. hillary called them deplorable. they are not the pourable. [boos]
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[chanting] >> lock her up. president trump: who ever thought a word replace of badly? that's the problem in politics. one wrong word and it's over. she also said your redeemable, but we won't mention that. -- irredeemable, but we won't mention that. the gop will be, from now on, the party also of the american worker. [cheers] president trump: we have not been giving credit for this, but if you look at how much bigger our party has gotten during this cycle, during the early days when we had 17 people running in the primaries.
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millions and millions of people were joining. i won't say it was because of me but it was. [laughter] [applause] president trump: and we have an partyg, strong, powerful that truly does want to see america be great again, and it will see it. it will see it a lot sooner than you think. [applause] president trump: we will not answer to donors or lobbyists or special interests, but we will serve the citizens of the united states of america. believe me. [applause] globalnt trump: cooperation, dealing with other countries, getting along with other countries is good. it's very important. but there is no such thing as a global anthem. a global currency, or a global flag. this is the united states of america that i am representing.
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i am not representing the globe. i am representing your country. [cheers] [chanting] >> usa, usa, usa. president trump: there is one allegiance that unites us all, and that is to america. america. the allegiance to america. no matter our background or income, or geography, we are all citizens of this blessed land. color or the our blood -- the color of the blood we bleed, it is the same red blood of great, great patriots.
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great patriots. [applause] president trump: we all salute with pride the same american flag and we all are equals, totally equal in the eyes of almighty god. we are equal. [applause] president trump: i want to thank, by the way, the evangelical community. the christian community. [cheers] president trump: communities of faith. rabbis and priests and pastors, ministers, because the support
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for me was a record, as you know. not only in terms of numbers of people but percentages of those numbers who voted for trump. i want to thank you folks. an amazing outpouring and i will not this appoint you. -- disappoint you. as long as we of faith in each other and trust in god, then there is no goal at all beyond our reach. there is no dream too large, no task to great -- too great. we are americans and the future belongs to us. the future belongs to all of you. and america is coming about, and it's coming back and it's roaring and you can hear it. it will be bigger. it is going to be. it is going to be. remember, it is roaring. it is going to be bigger and
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better and stronger than ever before. [cheers] president trump: i want to thank and matt and mercedes, to thank you. -- i want to thank you. you were really great people. [cheers] president trump: i want to say to you god bless you, and god bless the united states of america. thank you, folks. thank you. ♪ [applause]
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>> ♪ you can't always get what you want you can't always get what you want you can't always get what you want but if you try sometimes find you get what you need [cheers] today at ther
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reception a glass of wine in her hand i knew she was going to meet her connection wasl footoose -- was footloose man you can't always get what you want you can't always get what you want you can't always get what you want but if you try sometimes >> president donald trump in a 50 minute address, laying down a number of themes and perhaps that he will talk about at his address to congress. 9:00 tuesday night with live coverage here on c-span. he talked about regulations among many other things. cnbc says he plans to sign an
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executive order that would establish regulatory reform officers and task forces within federal agencies. part of his push to slash federal government regulations. we have a lot more cpac coverage coming up. they are expecting to resume at about 10 minutes. it may be a bit later. later today they will hear from my mop the air of the national rifle association, former presidential candidate carly fiorina and you and ambassador john bolton. all of that live on c-span. our coverage going into the weekend will include the new democratic national committee chair election. that is live from atlanta. the minneapolis star tribune reporting democrats still reeling but seeing a burst of enthusiasm to take on the new administration. they are looking for a leader they can channel that into election wins.
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u.s. representative keith ellison, a minneapolis democratic congressman running this weekend for chairman of the democratic national committee. --is putting his critical political career on the line to be that person. that is tomorrow from the dnc at 10:00 a.m. eastern. who will be back live at the cpac gathering coming up. we want to show you some of the conversation from yesterday with white house chief of staff reince priebus and chief strategist steve bannon. [applause] >> all right guys. take a seat.