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in washington, dc for our all-day coverage of the annual abraham lincoln symposium, explain the life, career and legacy of our 16th president. speakers include the author of lincoln and the politics of slavery. stephen ingle, the author of gathering to save a nation. alan goes up, author of redeeming the great a man's peter. jason silverman, the author of lincoln in the immigrant. and the coeditor of -- watch the symposium live from ford's theater, all-day saturday at 9:00 a.m. eastern on american history tv on c-span3. next, president trump delivers remarks at a rally in detroit, michigan, on his plan to boost the u.s. auto industry and job creation. this is 20 minutes. ♪
pres. trump: thank you very much. it is great to be back here in michigan. [applause] pres. trump: and it is also wonderful to be here with the leaders, workers, engineers and suppliers afford and fiat chrysler and general motors, and many others. we have so many leaders we just met, all the leaders of the major car companies and the automobile business. they are wonderful businesses, but it has been pretty much hurt here. it is not going to be hurt for long, that i can tell you. [applause] i am sure you heard
the big news that we are going to work on the cafe standards so you can make cars in america again. [applause] pres. trump: we are going to help the companies and they are going to help there is no more beautiful sitght than an american-made car. [applause] pres. trump: i love this state. i love the people of this state. you did me a big favor because you gave me a victory and that victory has not been won by a republican in a long time, a long time. you are going to be very happy, believe me. you are going to be very, very happy. during the campaign i came to michigan, again and again, and i made this promise that i am going to fight for your jobs and fight very, very hard. [applause]
pres. trump: i am going to fight for michigan markers. i am going to fight to keep the automobile production in the united states of america, not outside. in the united states. [cheers and applause] bernie sanders: and by the way, for those who have any doubts, many other industries, too. that's ok, right? so, we are here not simply to honor the past, but to devote ourselves to a new future of american automotive leadership. we want to be the car capital of the world again. we will be. and it won't be long, believe me. [applause] and by the way, we are going to have a very big announcement next week having to do with your industry. very important. very big. everybody is saying, what is it?
let's keep them guessing back there. you've heard me say the words, and i will repeat them right now. buy american and hire american. [cheers and applause] pres. trump: it is not just a motto. it is a pledge. it is a pledge to the working people of this country, the era of economic surrender for the united states is over. it's over. what's already been happening. plants are coming back. other plants expected to be built in other countries are not being billed. i want to tell the leaders they made some very wise decisions. very wise. very wise. soemme plants that were announced are not going to be built. we are going to stand up to
foreign cheating. we are going to crack down on currency manipulation. and yes, we are going to use the full economic powers of our country to protect our workers and to protect our jobs. let me also say how important it is for me that we have every segment of this great american industry represented in our audience today. we have everybody. to succeed as a country, we have to work together. we have to fight side-by-side to protect our industry and to stop the jobs from leaving our country. not gonna happen anymore, folks. we have gone through it for many, many years, decades. not gonna happen anymore. and if it is, there are consequences to pay for the companies that desert us and fire our employees. there are consequences. [cheers and applause]
pres. trump: already we are seeing jobs coming back. since my election, florida has announced 700 new jobs coming in flattheir plant rock, michigan. via chrysler has announced they will create 2000 jobs in michigan and ohio. [cheers and applause] pres. trump: and just today, breaking news, general motors announced they are adding, or inping, 900 jobs, right here michigan. that is going to be over the next 12 months. and that is just the beginning, folks. like a told them, that is peanuts. they are going to be building new plants, expanding their plants. my administration will work tirelessly to eliminate the industry killing regulations, to lower the job crushing taxes, and to ensure level playing
field for all american companies and workers. intore nafta went affect -- by the way, nafta, a total disaster -- there were 280,000 autoworkers in michigan. roughlyat number is 165000 and what have been heading down big league if i was not elected. i can tell you right now. plenty of things were stopped in their tracks. a lot bad things were going to happen. a lot of places were going to get built better not going to get built right now in other locations. the number of auto plants in the state has been cut by 1/3. ther city once set standard of living for the nation and now it has suffered under the decades of failed economic decisions that has stripped our country of its jobs and of its wealth. the transpacific partnership,
another disaster, threatened states, like michigan, wisconsin, ohio, pennsylvania, and so many others with the loss of countless more jobs. that is why i'm proud to say i followed through on my promise and by the way, many other promises -- you have seen what is happening. many. [cheers and applause] bernie sanders: and immediately withdrew the united states from the tpp. i cap my word. because all on the american auto industry, believe me is over. it is over. not gonna happen anymore. we are setting up a task force in every federal agency to identify and remove any regulation that undermines american auto production and any other kind of production. including the production of high-end, low end,
big, small every form of automobile and truck. during my first week in office, i brought american auto companies to the white house. mary barra is here. sergio is here. and others. none of them ever got to see the oval office before. because nobody took them into the oval office. they employee tens of thousands of people, but i brought them into the oval office because they are going to be expanding their companies. [cheers and applause] pres. trump: they all told me the same thing. they explained that the previous administration promised you the so-called midterm review of the federal fuel efficiency standards. becauseecessary
the standards were set way into the future. if the standards threatened auto changesen common sense could have and should have been made. just days before my inauguration, the previous administration cut short the promised mid term reviews in an 11th hour executive action. today i am announcing that we are going to cancel that executive action. [cheers and applause] pres. trump: we are going to restore the originally scheduled midterm review and we are going to ensure that any regulations we have protect and defend your jobs, your factories. we are going to be fair. we are going to be fair. this is an issue of deep importance to me.
for decades, i have raised the alarm over unfair foreign trade practices that have robbed communities of their wealth, and robbed our people of their ability to provide for their families. they have stolen our jobs, our companies, and our politicians
sat back and watched, hopeless. not anymore. as a private citizen, i looked with sadness as massive shipments of foreign cars have been dumped onto our shores, while those same countries have shut their borders to our cars. we take them, come on in, folks. no tax, don't worry about it. we make cars. they don't take ours. not anymore. [cheers and applause] since nafta was approved, we have lost nearly
1/3 of our manufacturing jobs in the united states. since china entered the world trade organization, we have lost 60,000 factories. hard to believe. our trade deficit last year $800 billion. it was making these deals? i could pick anybody in the audience. you would do better, believe me. these statistics really should have shaken up washington to do action, but nothing happened. something did happen. it happened on november 8. believe me, it happened to you. [cheers and applause] pres. trump: but the politicians made excuses. they have said these chronic trade deficits have helped us to win friends abroad. i don't want friends abroad if that is what it is going to take. we don't need friends abroad for that.
did you ever see that, where
they said, it is good for us because people like us abroad? they don't like us. they think we are stupid people. no friendship is a strengthened through
economic abuse. because we have been abused. and no country can long lead the does notd if it protect its industries and care for its people and protect its borders. [cheers and applause] bes. trump: america will respected again and you as workers will be respected again, believe me. he will be respected again. soon, now. i think it has already happened. our great presidents from washington to jefferson to jackson all understood a great nation must protect its manufacturing, must protect itself from the outside. today i will be visiting the home of andrew jackson on the
250th anniversary o. they say my election was similar to his. 1828, that was a long time ago. usually they go back to this one or that one, 12 years ago. i mean, 1828, that is a long way, a long time ago. fs, jacksonng tarif said, i look at the tariffs and to revenue and with a view to discharge our national debt. we are $20 trillion, $20 trillion with our policies. america cannot be a wealthy policy if special interests profit from the exodus of our companies and from the exodus of our jobs. we must embrace a new economic
model. let's call it the american model. [cheers and applause] pres. trump: under this system we will reduce burdens on our companies and on our businesses. but in exchange, companies must hire and grow in america. they have to thire and grow in our country. that is how we will succeed and grow together. american workers and american industries, side by side. somebody can beat us, folks. nobody can beat us. [cheers and applause] because whether we are rich or poor, young or old, black or brown or white, we all blood -- we same red
all bleed the same red blood and are patriots. [cheers and applause] pres. trump: great americans of all backgrounds builds the the arsenal oft democracy, including the revolutionary rosie the riveter who worked here. you know that. [cheers and applause] pres. trump: 75 years ago during the second world war, thousands of american workers filled this build the great new airplanes, the b-24 liberator at peak production. listen to this. it's not the country that we have been watching over the last 20 years. b-24were building one every single hour. [cheers and applause] pres. trump: we don't hear that
anymore, do we? we will be back. we will be back, soon. the most amazing people. and while that is incredible, it is a tribute really to the humor, determination and patriotism that lives on today in each and everyone of you. you are great people. now, these hundreds of acres that defended our democracy are going to help build the cars and cities of the future. so, i ask you, that's fine, because you are right. so, i ask you today to join me in daring to believe that this facility, this city, and this nation, will once again shien ne with industrial might. [cheers and applause] pres. trump: i am asking you to
place your faith in the american worker and these great american companies. [cheers and applause] pres. trump: i am also asking you to respect and place your faith in companies from foreign lands that come here to build their product. we love them, too. right? we love them, too. [applause] pres. trump: i am asking all the companies here today to join us in this new industrial revolution. workers,t american american families, and american dreams first once again. may god bless the american worker. may god bless the motor city. and may god bless the united