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tv   President Trump Delivers Remarks at Air Force 70th Birthday Celebration  CSPAN  September 15, 2017 3:58pm-4:23pm EDT

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>> i am wondering if you could talk in any more detail now, will president trump be sending direct messages about iran and north korea in his speech? and ambassador haley, on the i known of u.n. funding, reform is a number part of the question, but as a candidate, president trump, then-candidate about theskeptical region the import of the united nations. as president i am sure he has learned more. >> you can find of his breathing in its entirety on c-span.org. we take you to
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remarks by president trump on the 70th anniversary of the air force, and joint base andrews and maryland. ♪ [hail to the chief] ♪ >> good afternoon. i want to thank the brave men and women who wear the noble uniform of the u.s. air force, for having us here today. the privilege to visit with some of your wonderful children, at the youth center here, on based. i enjoyed our time together, getting to know them. and i want to thank everyone who helped make this visit possible.
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every child whose parents serves in our great military should be .normously proud you have made every american proud. americans trust in the united states air force, we know we are free because you are brave. know i speak on behalf of myself and my husband when i tell you we are grateful for your service. tolso want to take a moment recognize the families of those , who accepted to move
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--n new orders come in uncertainty that came in times of need. this record's its own kind of courage, and your sacrifices do not go unnoticed or unappreciated. thank you. isase note our gratitude boundless and goes out to each and every one of you with unconditional appreciation. alwaysministration will stand with the men and women of the united states air force. and now it is my great pleasure to introduce my husband, the president of the united states, donald trump.
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president trump: you go sit down. thank you very much. at leaease. thank you for being such an incredible emissary to the american people.just become very popular. i'm very proud of her. secretary wilson, general jacobson, i am honored to join you on this really, really his 70th occasion, the anniversary of the united states air force, the greatest air force on the face of this earth by far. before we begin, i want to say
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our hearts and prayers go back to the people of london who suffered a vicious terrorist attack today. i spoke with a wonderful woman, british prime minister theresa may, this morning and relayed america's deepest sympathy as well as our absolute commitment to eradicating the terrorists from our planet -- radical islamic terrorism. it will be eradicated, believe me. america and our allies will never be intimidated. people, ournd our nations, and her civilization from all who dare to threaten our way of life. this includes the regime of north korea, which has once
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again shown its other content for its neighbors and put the entire world community. after seeing your capabilities and commitment here today, i am more confident than ever that our options in addressing this threat are both effective and overwhelming. our thoughts also remain with those recovering in the wake of hurricanes are irma and harvey -- hurricanes, and harvey. the american people have once resilient,how strong, and united we are. we are going to help our fellow americans put their lives, their homes, and their communities back together because when americans are in need, americans pull together. and we know we can always count on the courageous members of our nation's military to be there
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every step of the way, just like more than 400 air force medical personnel who have deployed to florida to help care for the sake -- the sick and the injured. to the men and women who probably where the air force uniform, to keep our country with and fills our heart pride, thank you for your service and devotion to america. thank you. i am truly thrilled to join you today at this really incredible milestone. 70 years since the founding of the united states air force. congratulations.
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we are celebrating 70 years of history, 70 years of heroes, and 70 years of victory. i also want to thank all of the amazing family members and loved thiswhose sacrifice makes service possible. everything your do. thank you. for seven decades, the united states air force has pushed the boundaries of science and technology, helped restore peace and stability to troubled lands, and kept americans safe from those who threaten our very way of life. nothing inspires more confidence in our friends or strikes more fear into hearts of our enemies than the sight of american warplanes on the horizon. you patrol the sky, protect the
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homeland, and deliver american justice to anyone who dares to threaten our people. from the earliest wooden 's,lanes to the high-tech uav to the awesome power and stunning beauty of the f-35, b2, f-22 -- and i saw a lot of them today -- i do not know which one i like the most. but our aviators had given america total dominance of the air and space no matter where we fly. now when our enemies here the f-35 engines, when they are ead, their soul will tremble and they will know that the day of reckoning has arrived.
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the air force was born during a time of monumental change and uncertainty in the world. unconditional victory in world war ii had come at a terrible price. millions of lives had been lost. and ours had collapsed. and much of europe laid in room -- ruin. in threat of communism was the void, left by the defeated nations of the world who again look to the united states to secure the peace. it was at this moment that america's established the air militarya separate service and a truly great military service. and from that moment, america has dominated both air and space like no other nation in history. our air superiority is a question, not merely because we
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have the best equipment, but because we have the best people by far. from the berlin airlift through the gauntlet -- through the skies above the jungles of southeast asia and the deserts of the middle east, american air men have proved they have no , in courage, capability, or commitment. you're the ones who own the skies. you are our greatest weapon of all in the last 624 years, american ground forces have not lost a single life to an enemy airstrike. pretty amazing. testament toruly a
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the strategy and skill of american air men and the essential role you play in our national defense. as commander in chief, i'm committed to keeping the united states military the best trained, best equipped, and most technologically advanced fighting force on the planet. one of my first acts as president was to direct the ,ebuilding of our armed forces and rebuilding we are. congress took an important step this year by heating my call for a $20 billion increase in defense spending, and we are going to be even doing much more than that. but the servicemen and women who defend our nation with their lives deserve the predictable and consistent funding that will win quickly- them
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and decisively. and i will tell you that the new equipment that we are ordering -- five billions, by the absolute billions and billions -- it is equipment light you have never even thought of before. there's nobody in the world that will have anything even close to us in what we are doing, and as my great honor, believe me. i said it early on and i say it again -- there is nobody even close. whoo!o! our armedtrump: forces have endured continuous combat for the last 26 years. despite this, the number of airmen on active duty has dropped by 1/3 since the 1990's and we've cut more than half of our fighter squadrons --
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terrible. that is what i am calling on congress to end the defense sequester once and for all and to give our military the tools, training, equipment, and resources that our brave men and women in uniform so richly deserve, and that is happening. each of you is fulfilling your duty to america, and now government must fulfill its duty and to you.e. -- right? delayingtop investments in our readiness, and we will renew our commitment to the patriots who keep america safe. in doing so, we will continue
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the proud legacy of service that each of you has inherited, a legacy don't over the generations by legends like jagr, wagner, grissom, and -- to heroes who broke barriers push america father, and they really did. they broke so many different they went farther, faster, and they always went on to victory. like them, each of you is a living, breathing symbol of our great country, the united states of america. the characteristics that define the air force aviator, boldness, and bravery, action, instant, power, and grace are woven deep into the american spirit and have defined our people since our nation was founded. generalndary air force
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activateslized those when he said fighter pilot is an attitude. it is cockiness. it is aggressiveness. it is self-cockiness, and you know that. it is confident. it is a streak of rebelliousness. is that true? [laughter] and i just met: a lot of these folks. they are ready looking van tom cruise and they know they can fight better and we know they can fly better. they better be able to. great people. they are truly, truly competitive, but there is something else. there is a spark, a desire to be good, to do well in the eyes of their peers. that desire to do good, to soar
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past every challenger, to overcome every obstacle, and to win for your fellow citizens and the land we love is the same in the hearteats of every red-lighted american patriot. we are and forever will be a nation of pioneers and patriots, risk takers, and renegades, aviators and astronauts. we crave adventures and achievement, exploration, and enlighten. we carved out a home in the new world, gave birth to the modern world, and we will ship tomorrow's world with the strength and skill of american america, thee, for sky is never the limit.
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that his wife united the air force will remain the most all-inspiring flying force ever known to man. like every part of our military, the air force is born from the will of our people, to search, to explore, to reach new heights. it is the people's will that you reflect and their power that you to every single corner of the globe. earlier this year i had the honor of speaking with a great army air corps and air force legends, lieutenant colonel vic cole, a true american hero. was a common american who answer to the call of duty with uncommon devotion. his place in the pages of
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history might have seemed unlikely prior to that fateful mission. he had never seen the ocean before boarding a ship that would take him halfway around the world. neither he nor anyone else had ever flown a b2 into combat from the deck of an aircraft carrier, to had we ever seen anybody use a parachute before bailing out thousands of feet above the chinese mainland. but he knew what his country needed and what his duty required. i there was no barrier that could stop colonel cole and his fellow traders from accomplishing their mission. it is that spirit of daring devotion and duty and love avenue our country that has defined the air force for the
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past 70 years and will lift each of you to new heights every day from this day forward. there is no distance too far,too fast, -- no speed too fast, the challenge to great, no height too high that will keep the american people from the american people are truly grateful. we will stand with you always and never forget i am always on your wing. birthday to the united states air force. happy birthday to everybody. we are so proud of you. congratulations to each and every one of you, and thank you for keeping america proud, strong, safe, and free. thank you.
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may god bless the armed forces, and may god bless the united states of america. thank you very much, everybody. thank you. congratulations. thank you. ♪
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>> our profile series of trump administration officials continues tonight with then carson, housing and urban development secretary. he talks about his childhood, how he met his wife, his career as a doctor, his run for president, in his interaction with president trump. here's a preview. secretary carter -- secretary carson: we were both from detroit, but we had to go to new haven to meet each other. we were both poor so we wanted to come back home for thanksgiving. they would pay you home if they would recruit for them. we were repeating in the detroit public high schools and some of
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suburban schools, and we discovered we liked each other, but nothing formal until we were on our way back to new haven. we were going to drive all night to get there. fell asleep at the wheel. going off the highway at 90 miles an hour. and awakened by the vibration of the car as it was going off. and i just grabbed the wheel, turned us, should have slipped -- fifth over, -- flipped over, should have been dead. car stopped. pull off just as an 18-wheeler was coming through. we were both wide-awake at that point. we said, the lord spared our lives for a reason, and that is the night we started going to get it. >> tonight at 8:00 eastern on c-span. it is also available at www.c-span.org, or listen on the free c-span radio app. that -- gavel deny
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senator men then this tricks on his private jet, or that the contributions were made. no one will deny that senator lobby on his behalf. the key comes down to what he did it, why did it happen, does the government alleges it was because of this corrupt wastionship, so menendez acting for these gifts. -- a formere federal prosecutor to about the ongoing trial of senator bob menendez and other political corruption cases, sunday night at 8:00 eastern on c-span's "q&a."

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