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to the veterans of north corona from world war ii. i am awestruck with what was accomplished in 1940, in terms of technology, training, dedication to the mission. tour of-span's cities wilmington, north carolina, and sunday c-span 2 on american history tv. last night, speaking to supporters in nashville, president trump criticized a federal judge for suspending enforcement of his latest executive order, calling a judicial overreach. he also talked about the republican proposal to replace the afford will care act. this is 40 minutes. ♪
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>> ♪ where at least i know i am free and i won't forget the men who died who gave that right to me and i gladly stand up next to you and defend herself today for there ain't no doubt i love this land god bless the usa ♪ [applause] [chanting "usa"]
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>> thank you very much, everybody. thank you. so, we are just going to let the other folks come in, fill it up. this is some crowd. you have to see what is outside. you wouldn't even believe it. unbelievable. i am thrilled to be here in nashville, tennessee. the home of country music, southern hospitality, and the great president andrew jacksons. i just came from a tour of andrew jackson's home to mark
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the 250th anniversary of his birth. [applause] >> jackson's life was devoted to one very crucial principle. he understood that real leadership meant putting america first. [applause] before becoming president, andrew jackson served your state in the house of representatives and in the united states senate, and he also served as commander of the tennessee militia. [applause] >> tough cookie. so let's begin tonight by thanking all of the incredible men and women of the united states military and all of our wonderful veterans. the veterans. [applause] [chanting "usa"]
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>> amazing. there is no place i would rather be than with all of you here tonight with the wonderful, hard working citizens of our country. [applause] >> i would much rather spend time with you than any of the pundits, consultants, or special interests, and certainly of reporters from washington, d.c. [applause] it is patriotic americans like country run this and run well. you raise your families, love your country, and send your
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bravest to fight in our wars. [applause] >> all you want is a government that shows you the same loyalty in return. it is time that washington heard your voice, and believe me, on november 8th, they heard your voice. [applause] [chanting "trump"] >> the forgotten men and women of our country will never be forgotten again. believe me. [applause] >> i want to thank so many of your state leaders.
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state party chairman, scott golden, congressman scott djella, congresswoman marcia blackburn, congresswoman dianne black, congressman jimmy duncan, right from the beginning, governor bill haslan, a great friend of mine, senator bob corker, an incredible guy respected by all, senator lamar alexander, and so many more. thank you all for being here. we are going to be working closely together -- thank you --
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to deliver to the citizens of tennessee like you have never been delivered for before. thank you. thank you. thank you. [applause] we are going to reduce your taxes. big league. big. big. and i want to start that process so quickly. got to get the health care done. we got to start the tax reductions. [applause] >> we are going to enforce our trade rules and bring back our jobs, which are scattered all over the world. they are coming back to our country. we are going to support the amazing, absolutely amazing, men and women of law enforcement. [applause] >> protect your freedoms and defend the second amendment.
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[applause] we are going to restore respect for our country and for its great and very beautiful flag. it has been a little over 50 days since my inauguration, and we have been putting our america-first agenda into action. you see what is happening. we are keeping our promises -- in fact, you have seen signs -- "he is keeping his promises" -- all over the place. i have. we have far more -- i think maybe more than anybody has done in this office in 50 days. that i can tell you. [applause] and we have just gotten started. wait until you see what is
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coming, folks. we have appointed a supreme court justice to replace the late, great antonin scalia. his name is judge neal gorsich. he will uphold and defend the constitution of the united states. we are proposing a budget that will shrink the bloated federal bureaucracy -- and i mean bloated -- while protecting our national security. you see what we are doing with the military. bigger, better, stronger than ever before. you see what is happening. [applause] and you are already seeing the results. our budget calls for one of the single largest increases in defense spending history in this country. we believe, especially the people in tennessee -- i know you people so well. [applause]
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in peace through strength. that is what we are going to have. and we are taking steps to make sure that our allies pay their fair share. they have to pay. we begun a dramatic effort to eliminate job-killing federal regulations like nobody has ever seen before. slash, slash. we are going to protect the environment, we are going to protect people's safeties. but let me tell you, the regulation business has become a terrible business, and we are going to bring it down to where it should be. [crowd booing] [chanting "usa"]
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>> okay. let's go. one person -- and they will be the story tomorrow. did you hear there was a protest? we are going to put our miners back to work, we are going to put our auto industry back to work. already because of this new business climate, we are creating jobs that are starting to pour back into our country like we haven't seen in many, many decades. [applause] >> in the first two job reports since i took the oath of office,
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we've already added nearly half a million new jobs, and believe me, it is just beginning. [applause] i have already authorized the construction of the long, stalled, and delayed keystone and dakota access pipelines. a lot of jobs. i have also directed that new pipelines must be constructed with american steel. [applause] >> they want to build them here, they use our steel. we believe in two simple rules -- buy american and hire american. [applause] >> on trade, i have kept my
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promise to the american people and withdrawn from the transpacific partnership disaster. tennessee has lost one third of its manufacturing jobs since the institution of nafta -- one of the worst trade deals in history. our nation has lost over 60,000 manufacturing facilities since china signed on. 60,000. think of that. more than that. we are not going to let it happen any more. we are going to defend the great american working and our great american companies. [applause] >> and if america does what it
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says and if your president does what i have been telling you, there is nobody anywhere in the world that can even come close to us, folks. not even close. if a company wants to leave america, fire their workers, and then ship their new products back into our country, there will be consequences. [applause] >> that is what we have borders for. and by the way, aren't our borders getting extremely strong? very strong. [applause]
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>> don't even think about it. we will build the wall. don't even think about it. [applause] in fact, as you probably read, we went out to bid -- we had hundreds of bidders. everybody wants to build our wall. usually, that means we are going to get a good price. we are going to get a good price. we are going to build a wall. some of the fake news said, "i don't think donald trump wants to build the wall." can you imagine if i said we are not going to build a wall? fake news. fake, fake news. fake news. a lot of fake.
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now the wall is way ahead of schedule in terms of where we are. it is underdesigned, and you will see very good things happening. but the border by itself right now is doing very well. it is becoming very strong. general kelly has done a great job. general kelly. my administration is also following through on our promise to secure, protect, and defend that border within our united states. our southern border will be protected always. it will have the wall. drugs will stop pouring in and poisoning our youth, and that will happen very, very soon. you are already seeing what is going on. the drugs are pouring into our country, folks. they are pois poisoning our
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-- they are poisoning our youth and plenty of others, and we are going to stop it. we are not going to be playing games. not going to be playing games. following my executive action -- and don't forget we have only been here for like, what? 50 days? we have already experienced an unprecedented 40% reduction in illegal immigration on our southern border. 61% since inauguration day. 61%. think of that. [applause] >> and now people are saying we have not going to go there anymore, because we can't get in. so it is going to get better and better. we got to stop those drugs, though. we got to stop those drugs. during the campaign, as i traveled all across this country, i met with many american families whose loved
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ones were viciously and violently killed by illegal immigrants because our government refused to enforce our already existing laws. these american victims were ignored by the media. they were ignored by washington. but they were not ignored by me, and they are not ignored by you, and they never will be ignored. certainly any longer. not gonna happen. as we speak, we are finding the drug dealers, the robbers, thieves, gang members, killers, and criminals preying on our citizens. one by one -- you are reading about it, right? they are being thrown out of our country. they are being thrown into the prisons, and we will not let them back in. [applause]
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>> we are also working, night and day, to keep our nation safe from terrorism. [applause] we have seen the devastation from 9/11 to boston to san bernardino. hundreds upon hundreds of people from outside the country have been convicted of terrorism-related offenses. in the united states' courts right now, we have hundreds of investigations going on. hundreds of refugees under federal investigation for terrorism and related reasons. we have entire regions of the world destabilized by terrorism and isis. for this reason, i issued an executive order to temporarily
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suspend immigration from places where it cannot safely occur. [applause] [chanting "usa"] >> but let me give you the bad news. we don't like bad news, right? i don't want to hear it. but i will turn it into good. let me give you the bad, the sad news. moments ago, i learned that a district judge in hawaii -- [crowd booing] part of much overturned ninth
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circuit court -- [crowd booing] and i have to be nice, otherwise i will get criticized for speaking poorly about our courts. i will be criticized by these people, among the most dishonest people in the world. [crowd booing] i will be criticized by them for speaking harshly about our courts. a judge has just blocked our executive order on travel and refugees coming into the our country from certain countries. [crowd booing] the order he blocked was a
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watered down version of the first order. that was also blocked by another judge and should have never been blocked to start with. this new order was tailored to the dictates of the ninth circuit's, in my opinion, flawed ruling. this is the opinion of many. an unprecedented judicial overreach. the law and the constitution give the president the power to suspend immigration when he deems, or she -- or she. fortunately, it will not be "hillary" she. [applause]
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>> when he or she deems it to be in the national interest of our country. so we have a lot of lawyers here. we also have a lot of smart people here. let me read to you directly from the federal statute.
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212-f of the immigration and -- you know what i am talking about, right? can i read this to you? listen to this. we are all smart people, good students, all everything. some are bad students, but even if you are a bad student, this is a real easy one. let me tell you. ready? so here is the statute, which they don't quote when they overrule it. it was put here for the security of our country. this goes beyond me, because there will be other presidents, and we need this, and sometimes we needed very badly for security. security of our country. now it says -- listen to how easy this is -- whenever the president finds that the entry of any aliens, or any class of aliens, would be detrimental to the interest of the united states, he may, by proclamation,
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-- and for such period as he, still wasn't politically correct -- it should have said he or she. today, they would say that. actually, that is the only mistake they made. as he shall deem necessary. suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or non-immigrants or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate. in other words, if he thinks there is danger out there, he or she, whoever is president, can say, "i am sorry, folks. not now. please. we got enough problems." we are talking about the safety of our nation, the safety and security of our people. now i know you people aren't skeptical people.
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because nobody would be like that in tennessee. not tennessee. you don't think this was done by a judge for political reasons, do you? no. which, by the way, we no lger are. believe me. just look at our borders. [applause] we are going to fight this terrible ruling, we will take our case as far as it needs to go, including all the way up to the supreme court. we are going to win. we are going to keep our citizens safe. and regardless, we are going to keep our citizens safe. believe me.
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even liberal democratic lawyer, alan dershowitz, said we would win this case before the supreme court of the united states. remember this. i was not thrilled, but the lawyers all said let's tailor it. this is a watered-down version of the first one. version. watered-down and let me tell you something -- i think we ought to go back to the first one and go all the way, which is what i wanted to do in the first place. the danger is clear, the law is clear, the need for my executive order is clear. i was elected to change our broken and dangerous system and thinking in government that has weakened and endangered our country and left our people defenseless. [applause] >> and i will not stop fighting for the safety of you and your
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families, believe me. not today and not ever. we are going to win it. we are going to win it. apply commono sense, we are going to apply intelligence, and we are never quitting, we are never going away, and we are never, ever giving up. the best way to keep foreign terrorists, or, as some people would say in certain instances, radical islamic terrorists, from attacking our country is to stop them from entering our country in the first place. [applause] >> we will take it. these are the problems we have. people are screaming break up the ninth circuit. i tell you what? that ninth circuit -- you have to see. take a look at how many times they have been overturned with their terrible decisions. take a look.
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and this is what we have to live with. finally, i want to get to taxes. i want to cut the hell out of taxes, but -- [applause] but before i can do that, i would have loved to have put it first. i will be honest. there is one more very important thing we have to do, and we are going to repeal and replace horrible, disastrous obamacare. [applause] >> if we leave obamacare in place, millions and millions of people will be forced off their plans, and your senators just told me that in your state, you are down to practically no insurers. you're going to have nobody. you are going to have nobody. and this is true all over. the insurers are fleeing. the insurers are fleeing.
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it is a catastrophic situation. and there is nothing to compare anything too, because obamacare won't be around for a year or two. it's gone. obamacare is gone. premiums will continue to soar, double-digit's and even triple digits, in many cases. it will drain our budget and destroy our jobs. remember all of the broken promises -- you can keep your doctor, you can keep your plan? remember the wise guy? remember the wise guy that essentially said the american people, the so-called architect, the american people are stupid because they approved it? we will show them. those in congress who made these promises have no credibility whatsoever on health care.
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and remember this -- remember this --if we took, because there is such divisiveness -- and i am not just talking now with me. there was with obama, there was with bush. if we took the level of hatredness and divisiveness with the politicians. i remember years ago, i would go to washington. i was always politically active. and republicans and democrats , they would fight during the day and go to dinner at night. today is a level nobody has seen before. just remember this -- if we submitted the democrats' plan, drawn everything perfect for the democrats, we wouldn't get one vote from the democrats. that is the way it is. that is how much divisiveness and other things there are. so it is a problem. but we will get it by. so, i have met with so many victims of obamacare. the people who have been so horriblely hurt by this horrible legislation. at the very core of obamacare was a fatal flaw.
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the government forcing people to buy a government-proved product. there are very few people. very few people. [crowd booing] and by the way, watch what happens. now you just booed obamacare. , they will say "trump got booed when he mentioned" -- they are bad people, folks. they are bad people. [crowd booing] today, i will go home, i will turn on -- i will turn on the television, and my wife will will say, "darling, it is too bad you got booed," and i will say they were booing obamacare. watch, a couple of them will do it, almost guaranteed. but when we call them out, it makes had harder for them to do it, so we will see.
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it is the fake, fake media. we want americans to be able to purchase the health insurance plans they want. not the plans forced on them by our government. the house has put forward a plan to repeal and replace obamacare based on the principles i outlined in my joint address. but let me tell you we will , arbitrate, get together, and get something done. remember this -- if we didn't do it the way we were doing it, we would need 60 votes, so we would have to get the democrats involved. they won't vote no matter what we do. so we are doing it a different, complex way, it is fine. the end result is when you have phase one, phase two, phase three -- it is going to be great. and then we get on to tax reductions, which i like. the house legislation does so
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much for you. it gives the states medicaid flexibility, and some of the states will take over their health care. governor rick scott in florida said just send me the money. they run a great plan. we have states that are doing great. it gives great flexibility. thank you, folks. thank you. "trump"] it repeals hundreds of billions of dollars in obamacare taxes. it provides tax credits to people to purchase the care that is rightfully theirs. a bill i will sign, and that will be a bill where everybody is going to get into the room, and we will get it done, will get rid of obamacare and make health care better for you and for your family. [applause]
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>> and one this is done, and a step further, we are going to try to put it in phase three. i am going to work on bringing down the cost of medicine by having a fair and competitive bidding process. [applause] >> we welcome this health care debate and its negotiation, and we will carry it out, and have been carrying it out, in the full light of day, unlike the way obamacare was passed. remember, folks, if we don't do anything, obamacare is gone. it is not like it is going to be wonderful in three years. it is gone. it is gone. it is gone. not working. it is gone. what we cannot do is to be
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intimidated by the dystonic a istt -- the sonic -- dishon from the democrats who broke the system in the first place and do not believe you should be able to make your own health care decisions. i am very confident that the american people will accomplish incredible things for our country. not just on health care but all across our government. we will unlock new frontiers in science and in medicine. we will give our children the right to attend the school of their choice. one where they will be taught to love this country and its value. we will create millions and millions of new jobs by lowering taxes on our businesses and, very importantly, for our workers. we will lower taxes. [applause] >> big. and we will fight for the right
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of every american child to grow up in a safe neighborhood, attend a great school, and to graduate with access to a high-paying job that they love doing. [applause] no matter our background, no matter our income, no matter our geography, we all share the same home. we all salute the same flag. and we all are made by the same god. [applause]
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[chanting "usa"] >> it is time to embrace our glorious american destiny. anything we can dream for our country, we can achieve for our country. all we have to do is tap into that american pride that is swelling our hearts and staring our souls, and we found that out very recently in our last election. a lot of pride. [applause] >> we are all americans, and the future truly belongs to us. the future belongs to all of you. this is your moment. this is your time. this is the hour when history is made. all we have to do is put our own
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citizens first, and, together, we will make america strong again. we will make america wealthy again. we will make america proud again. we will make america safe again. and we will make america great again. thank you. god bless you. thank you. god bless you, everybody. [applause] ♪ [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2017] [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit]
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>> today on c-span, "washington journal" is next with your phone calls, followed by live coverage of the house. the house will debate bills relating to gun control and veterans oversight of the department of veterans affairs. will discuss the american health care bill with representative tom garrett of virginia, then are of mark pocan
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on the democrats agenda. also, the federal reserve's decision to raise interest rates . we will talk to reporter howard schneider. host: it's the "washington journal" for march 16. the republican plan for the repeal and replacement of the affordable care act will be the subject of a hearing before the house budget committee. that's going to take place at 10:00. you can see it on c-span2. this is several stories today suggest house leadership and others are working to amend parts of the plan to get more skeptical republicans on board with it. several things happening in regard to the trump administration today. we'll get to those in a moment, but first, we want to get your thoughts on if you believe president trump's claim that the obama administration ordered wire taps on trump tower and the camp during the campaign. it was on tele


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