tv Campaign 2020 President Trump Rally in Manchester NH CSPAN August 17, 2019 1:30pm-3:11pm EDT
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american -- and i am proud to be an american where at least i know i'm free there ain't no doubt i love this land god bless the usa and i'm proud to be an american where at least i know i'm free and i won't forget the men who died who gave that write to me and i will proudly stand up next to you and defend her still today doubt i love this land
president trump: thank you very much, everybody, thank you. i will never, ever let you down, that i can tell you. [applause] president trump amazing. : and i want to thank manchester and new hampshire, very special. remember those primaries? that primary came around, and remember what happened during the primary? trump should come in third or fourth and we came in easily number one, and that was the beginning. that was an easy one now. great to be back in a state that
i love with thousands of hard-working patriots who are the heart and soul of america, and that is what you are. [applause] we are actually here today to officially launch our campaign to win the great state of new hampshire in 2020. and i saw some fake polls put out by the fake news media. [crowd booing] and it said i am tied, i am tied with three of the other candidates, the democrats. i am tied in new hampshire. i don't think so. i mean, maybe. one of the rallies got 100 people. this one is 12,000.
we are full. we could fill it up four times. we could fill it up four times, but i want to thank you all. it's going to be a tremendous four years. can you believe it? we only have a little more than a year to go. the greatest movement in the history of our country, the greatest political movement in the history of our country. even though we had fake witch hunts on our back and all of the other things, we have taken this big, beautiful ship, and it is
being turned around very quickly. [applause] three years ago we campaigned across the country on a pledge to make america great again, and that is exactly what we have done. [applause] i think we could honestly say it is the greatest slogan in the history of politics in america. make america great again. if you don't mind, the other candidates, they spend millions and millions of dollars on this question i am going to ask you. they spend millions -- remember the first slogan from our opnents? that's right, neither do i. neither does anyone. [applause] nobody remembers. the only thing i remember is the first night i went out after i heard it and i said, see? it is all about her. they immediately changed it after spending like $1 million. it is all about her, that did not work out too well.
that slogan wasn't very good. we have to do this. we have to make a decision. do you give up the greatest slogan in the history of politics, make america great again, do we give up make america great again for a new slogan, because look, our country is doing great. we are doing very well with china despite the fact that they want to have you believe to the contrary. [applause] all you have to do is say china, how are you doing? they are not too happy. they are losing millions of jobs. the tariffs are working and they are eating the tariffs, there is no price increase. you got to talk to these people, the fake news. do we give up? by the way the biggest
beneficiary, you know who have been great? our great farmers have been so incredible because they have been targeted by china. [applause] frankly they have been targeted for a long time, including by incompetent politicians that have run this country for a long time. we are making up for a lot of lost ground. but do we give up make america great again for keep america great?
[applause] ok, you ready? i love this because it is free, and we have all the time in the world, right? is there anything better than a trump rally? what about a sleepy joe biden rally? [booing] he has made some beauties. [laughter] i sort of hope it is him. i don't mind any of them. you got pocahontas is rising. you got kamala, kamala is falling. you got beto. beto is like gone. but we will see what happens, you know, whoever it is, i don't know it matters but different,
different people. i think sleepy joe may be able to limp across the finish line. but today they announced that they are going to cut way back on his appearances because he is such a disaster, they are going to have fewer appearances. they are going to cut back on his appearances. could you believe it? if i ever did that, it would be over. the fake news would get us, but we don't let them get us because it is fake. and today the deputy editor of the new york times was demoted.
isn't that beautiful? all the news that is not fit to print. all the news, fake, failing new york times. so what do i go -- it is really we, not me. we are doing it together. it came from the hill, from the mountains, the rivers, the cape, all over the place and they showed up and they voted like nobody has seen before. and it was 306 to 223. remember? [applause] and we won with wisconsin and
they said we never thought of that. got to think about those things. we won michigan and now we have a lot of car companies coming into michigan, and we have a lot of great farming events in wisconsin, and we have incredible things going on in pennsylvania. we just opened up a $10 billion plant. we have many of them going up. a lot of jobs. and louisiana, and lng plant, $10 billion, could never have happened. could never have happened. pennsylvania would have never happened. they wouldn't have allowed them to frack. what a place that is. it will be open in a little more than a year. but i have to make a decision. do we give up the greatest theme, phrase, logo, whatever you want to call it in the history of politics, risky, for a brand-new one? because make america great again, we are really sort of there and we have a little time
left. [applause] and now we have a group of socialists or communists, could be, not far away. the fake news will hit me on that. how dare he say that? they are not far away. they are not far away. 95% -- does anybody want to pay 95% taxes? i don't think so. i will not go in to that plan because as far as i am concerned, the green new deal is a beautiful thing. no, it is a beautiful thing. we want it to continue onward until about a month before the election. i will let them have it like you have never heard before. [applause] too early. like elizabeth warren. i did the pocahontas thing. i hit her really hard, and it looked like she was down and
out, but it was too long ago. i should have waited. we will revive it. it can be revived. right? it will be revived and it can be revived very easily and very quickly, and we are going to have some fun in the state of new hampshire. what do we do? let me have first make america great again, then keep america great. just applaud like crazy for the one you want to use in this campaign and there is a problem -- there is a possibility we will use both. because i hate like hell to give up the one. is there a possibility we use both? start with make america great again and then keep america great. ready? who is in favor of the campaign theme being make america great again. [applause] who is in favor of our theme being keep america great? [applause]
take it away from us. no one wants them to because until a couple of days ago -- by the way i never said china would be easy but it is not tough and they want to make a deal. we just spoke to them yesterday. they want to make a deal. they have to make a deal. it will be wonderful to make a deal. i don't think we are ready to make a deal. we are taking in billions of dollars in tariffs. china is devaluing their currency, pouring out money, the prices haven't gone up. we are taking in billions of dollars, we are not paying for
it and they are devaluing which will hurt them badly. they want to make a deal and when you listen to the fake ne, look at how many there are. i mean i actually had something today. i had something today. [chanting] are we sure that we are in new hampshire? [applause] you know, you have a reputation -- i know it is not true because i know you too well.
you have a reputation of being staid, very elegant, staid people. you are not acting it tonight and that is a good thing. we love our country. we have enthusiasm for our country. that is what it is. that is right. that is what it is. before the election, our factories were closing -- hey, who knows it better than you?
you are like central casting for the closing of factories. our jobs were vanishing, the military was depleted. when i took over, the military was sad. we were not flying half of our planes. they were old, they were tired. our equipment was tired, our people were not tired though. but everything we had, it was depleted. now we have rebuilt our military like never before. [applause] and all made in the usa, just so you know. our nation was weakened at home and disrespected abroad. they don't disrespect us anymore, folks. [applause] i got nato to pay money they were not paying. many nations were delinquent,
except for seven. many nations were not paying what they were supposed to be paying. we are supposed to protect them, they kill us on trade call all sorts of barriers and everything else. the taxes are unfair, the tariffs were ridiculous what they did to us in europe and we protect them but they don't pay. i said i am sorry, you have to pay. you have to pay. they were delinquent. they were delinquent. and my biggest fan is secretary-general stoltenberg of nato. he said until president trump came along, we were going -- they would have been finished quickly. i am tired of paying or other nations anyway, i have to be honest with you. [applause] today our nation is stronger than ever before. we are now stronger than ever before. you saw we ended the iran disaster. how about that? we pay them $150 million in cash. -- 150 billion in cash. we got nothing.
and they also want to make a deal. china wants to make a deal. i will tell you, iran wants to make a deal because the sanctions are not good for them. they are not happy. we will see how it all turns out but it is in good hands. the united states right now has the hottest economy anywhere in the world. we are rebuilding. that awesome might we were just talking about, our united states armed forces, america is working again. america is winning again and america is respected again, respected like never before. [applause] they respect us again and you see it. a recent poll came out where it
showed president obama was more popular in germany and other places than i am. and i said of course he is more popular. he is not demanding that they pay for their protection that we provide. he is not doing that. i am doing that. if i was the most popular, i am not doing my job right. [applause] so true. we have created over 6 million new jobs since the election. if i would have said that during the campaign, those people back there would have been headlines, headlines. more than 7 million americans have been lifted off of food stamps. [applause] since my election, the number of new businesses starting in the great state of new hampshire has skyrocketed by almost 25%. [applause] and you can't really go by my election. you got to go by november 9 because you know, the markets have gone through the roof since
november 9. that is the day after i won the election. the markets went up thousands of points, things started happening, you started doing things you would have never even though i did not get sworn in until january 20. but they refused to do that. let me tell you, if for some reason i would not have won the election, these markets would have crashed. [applause] and that will happen even more so in 2020. see the bottom line is, i know you like me and this room is a lovefest, but you have no choice but to vote for me because your 401(k)s, down the tubes, everything will be down the tubes. whether you love me or hate me, you got to vote for me. [applause] i had a businessman, one of the most successful guys in the country, never liked him, he never liked me, i never liked him.
i see him in the white house. i said what are you doing here? he said i am working to make sure you get elected. i said, you got to be kidding. you don't like me. i don't like you. what the hell is is this all about? he said that is right, we have our differences, but to be honest i have no choice. i said you are right. first thing i have ever heard him say i agreed with. he has got no choice. unemployment in new hampshire has reached the lowest rate in actually 31 years but within a
short time, it will be the lowest rate in the history of our country. [applause] so think of that. the best unemployment, the most successful state in the history of your state, and in the history of our country, then you are going to vote for somebody else? great. let's vote for elizabeth "pocahontas" warren. we have the best numbers we have ever had. i don't think it will happen, folks. i don't think it is going to
happen. only with fixed polls does that happen. unemployment for african-americans, you have heard me say this, i am proud of it, hispanic americans and asian americans have reached their lowest rates ever recorded in the history of our country. [applause] wages are rising quickly. remember when i used to say people have been working two and three jobs making less money than they did 21 years ago? i used to say it all the time. now for the first time in 20 years, wages are rising. you know who is the biggest beneficiary? blue-collar workers. [applause] my administration is fighting to expand opportunity for citizens of every background and every race, religion, color and creed,
very important. because we are all americans, we all share the same home, we all share the same heart. we all share the same dreams. we are all children of the same almighty god. pres. trump: but at the very moment when our country should be coming together to enjoy these wonderful blessings, the radical democrats are trying to tear america apart. [booing]
pres. trump: they vilify anyone who doesn't share their extreme views. they slander our law enforcement heroes. you see what they are doing with our police that we love. you see what they are doing. has anyone ever seen anything like the water being thrown on new york's finest? have you ever seen it? [boos] pres. trump: and i know a lot of new york's finest. they are not happy, and they are great people. these are great, great, proud people. for that to be allowed to happen is a disgrace. they view everybody as fascist and nazis. they use the term nazi. this was a term, you couldn't even use it. now they use it on a regular basis. he is a nazi. think of that. he is a nazi. you could not use it. now they use it. they accuse our heroic border
agents of running concentration camps. [boos] pres. trump: and they do an incredible job. democrats don't want to fix the loopholes or asylum. they do an incredible job on border agents. they look down upon the hard-working citizens who truly make our country run. but while the democrats rage and resist -- [cheers] >> usa, usa, usa! usa, usa, usa!
[applause] [cheers] pres. trump: that guy has got a serious weight problem. go home, start exercising. [laughter] pres. trump: get him out of here, please. got a bigger problem than i do. got a bigger problem than all of us. now he goes home and his mom says, what the hell have you just done? [laughter] we are continuing our incredible movement, the greatest political movement in the history of our country.
there has never been a movement like this, never. our movement is built on love, and it is. and we love our family. we love our faith, we love our flag, and we love our freedom. that is what it is about. [applause] pres. trump: and add to that the fact that we love our neighbors and we love our country. [applause] together we are all united by one fundamental principle, a nation's first duty must always be to its own citizens. we got to take care of our own. [applause] pres. trump: you have not heard that from a politician or political leader in a long time. it is called america first. america first. [applause]
pres. trump: we are thrilled to be joined tonight by many tremendous republican leaders, great friends of mine, a man who is doing an incredible job as your governor. because i want to take 100% of the credit for the incredible turnaround of new hampshire, and i remember it not so long ago, things were not looking good. people were leaving, a lot of bad things were happening. but we have to give him a lot of credit. he has been a great governor, , with a great father, too. [applause] pres. trump: with a great father. [applause] pres. trump: with a great father. his father was tough. chris, your father was so tough. he was, for somebody else in the primaries.
then one by one, i won here and there. when i won, his father said, this guy kills me, he is so tough. he said president trump will be the greatest of all time. what happened? he went from being the toughest critic to the best there is. i want to say hello to your father. ok, chris, you will tell him? great guy, what a family. thank you, chris. new hampshire senate republican leader chuck morris. thanks, chuck. new hampshire house republican you,r dick hinch, thank dick. great job. a man who was with me right from the beginning. in fact, he had a meeting at his house. his house has never been the same. his house is a disaster now.
somebody said he just sold it, but you know what, because of the trump economy, i bet he sold it for a big, fat, beautiful profit. where is steve? steve and his wife, who is incredible. did you make a lot of money on the house? and we destroyed the house. this was the beginning. he held some kind of a meeting for me and he has a nice house, but literally hundreds and hundreds of people showed up and they destroyed his house. never been the same. no wonder you sold it. they finally gave up. that was four years ago. anyway, thank you very much, both for being here. what great people. thank you, steve. great job. i hope the buyer of his house didn't hear that. steve, i hope the buyer didn't hear what i just said about you. he will cancel -- that is all right. you will sell it for more to
somebody else. republican party chair ronna mcdaniel. [applause] pres. trump: you know, ronna headed up michigan. for many years, nobody won michigan as a republican, but i used to complain. i would go there and say, they are stealing your car business. i would go for years. in fact, five or six years before i thought about running. for whatever reason, they made me man of the year in michigan. i said, how come? i did not understand it myself. i wasn't even political. that was years before i did this. i was always complaining our car business was being stolen. i mean, it is sort of obvious, right? mexico now has 32% of our car business. it all left. the state of michigan, we are bringing it back at a level nobody has ever seen before. [applause] pres. trump: but i went to
michigan and my opponent was told that the republicans, no way you can win michigan or wisconsin, you just can't. we had a campaign manager named ronna mcdaniel. and ronna wouldn't stop. sir, can you be here next week? i'd say i don't know. then i leave and she would say, sir, can you come back in three days? i say, i don't know. i do it and she says, how about another time? on election day, she says, sir -- it was 6:00 the day before the election, in other words, a short while before the election. she calls me and says, can you be here tonight? i said, tonight? by the way, do you know where i was? i was in new hampshire. [applause] pres. trump: she said, sir, can you be here tonight?
i said, are you sure? i started speaking at 1:00 in the morning. now it is election day. we had 32,000 people show up. it was like this. the crowd was just -- they want to see things happen in our country. they love our country. it went crazy and i left and i said, i don't know why we are going to lose michigan. why would we lose michigan? the opponent went there with barack obama and michelle obama. [boos] went there: and she much earlier, primetime. not, 2:00 in the morning is exactly prime time. so we had 32000 and they had a tiny little crowd. i looked at my people and said, i know we are not supposed to win the great state of michigan, but i think we are going to win michigan. we did, and we won wisconsin. wisconsin was a great victory. and we won pennsylvania and we
won north carolina and south carolina, and we won florida. and i hate to tell you, we should have won new hampshire. that was taken away. new hampshire was taken away. it was taken away from us, but we should have. we did great in new hampshire. we should have won new hampshire, but that's ok. i am not holding it against you because it was not your fault. but we had a woman in michigan, and i said, when it came time to choosing the head of the republican national committee, i said, who the hell is that woman up in michigan who got me to keep coming there and explaining we can't continue to use our car business? we have 17 companies now coming back. who is that woman? put her ina and we
charge of the republican national committee. the job she has done is incredible. thank you. [cheers] pres. trump: the same with another man, our campaign manager. he started off as a computer genius. remember when they used to say that the hillary clinton campaign is highly sophisticated? [crowd noise] up, lock her up? up!ock her pres. trump: she did a lot of bad things, 33,000 emails deleted after getting a subpoena from the united states congress.
33,000. [boos] pres. trump: remember she said it was about her daughter's wedding and yoga classes. 33,000. it was disgraceful. i will tell you this. we now have a great attorney general. [cheers] pres. trump: a fair guy, great gentleman. another man who is here tonight is the world's tallest campaign manager. he is an unbelievable talent. what they were saying about our opponent -- i am not going to mention the name again because we will never get finished again , so i will just say my opponent. is that better?
they were saying how sophisticated her campaign was, except ours was far more sophisticated, and we had a man that did an incredible job. he is now our campaign manager and he is one of the tallest human beings i have ever seen. pascal.name is brad nice when you don't have to look for anybody, you just see a guy who is twice as tall as anyone. how are we doing, brad? in a lot ofumbers states, ohio, iowa. iowa, every week that they campaign, our numbers go up. they are winning iowa. we gave them ethanol, which is very important.
every week we seem to be going up in iowa because they are campaigning in iowa. wherever we go, our numbers go up. somebody has to explain that to me one day. mayorwho was the greatest in the history of new york city. >> rudy, rudy, rudy! pres. trump: stand up, rudy. rudy giuliani. he did a job. i have never seen anything like it. new york was crime infested. we had problems. we had problems like nobody
would believe and rudy went in loved him for it. job and people it was not like, he is a horrible person. people loved rudy giuliani. he was a great mayor. thank you, rudy, for being here. [applause] personrump: the first that i put on in the campaign, he was driving me wild. sir, iying you can win, am telling you you can win. he loves this state, he is from this date. he said, you can win, sir. for months, he would drive me crazy. you can win, you can win. finally we said, let's give it a shot. hope, id cory, i had had just a couple of people. we rathelean and mean staff. loves yourewandowski
state, loves new hampshire. he was the first one that talked about us possibly winning the whole big ballgame. and he is tough and he is smart, and i am hearing he is thinking about running for the senate from new hampshire. [cheers] i think he would be tough to beat. i will tell you one thing, he will go into washington and he is going to have you in mind. he is going to do her job if he does do it, so we will see what happens. he has not made up his mind yet, but he would be fantastic. it is something you talk to your family, your wife, and you make a decision. they are saying, are you going to support him? i said, i don't know if he is running. corey, let us know, please, if you don't mind.
let us know. shared republican agenda is pro-worker, pro-jobs, profamily, 100%owth, and pro-american. [cheers] pres. trump: for decades and decades, the permanent politicians in washington pursued the very opposite. they sold out our workers. you see it, you know it better than anyplace. when i talk about the horrors of nafta, the horrors of trade deals -- i am sorry to tell you this, i usually refer to new hampshire. nobody took it worse than new england and new hampshire. here is the good news. i would never let that happen again and chris will never let that happen again. [cheers] pres. trump: is there a doctor,
>> thank you, mr. president! pres. trump: these are great people that love our country. just remember that. >> we love you! pres. trump: thank you very much, thank you. thank you very much. pretty good. pretty good. so our politicians shipped away our jobs, shed our sovereignty, surrendered our dignity, and saddled our nation in one foreign debacle after another, and we are still here, he just said.
we are still here, you better believe it. we are here stronger than ever before. but all of that ended the day that i took the oath of office. the american people are in charge of their country again. [cheers] we caught a record number of job killing regulations that were strangling our country. we can't more regulations -- we cut more regulations in two and a half years than any other president in their full terms. four years, eight years, or in one case, more than that. cut more than anybody. to get relief to working families, we passed the largest package of tax cuts and reforms in the history of our country. money, making a lot more making a lot more money, and you
see it, and you know it because you see it in your paycheck every week. we ended the cruel war on american energy and we are delivering a policy of american energy independence like you have never seen before. at thefact, if you look straits where we are having all of the problems -- number one, they are not touching our ships. they are taking them from this country, from that country. but very importantly, we have very few ships going there anymore because we don't need that oil and gas. [cheers] the united: and states is now the number one producer of oil and natural gas anywhere in the world. [cheers]
pres. trump: every leading democrat has pledged to abolish the american oil, coal, and natural gas industries that are fueling our economic boom. can you imagine this? we are sitting on great wealth. they want to take it away from us. the alternatives don't have the power. they don't have the power. they want wind. as long asbeautiful you don't have to stare at a windmill and your house goes down in value like to nothing. steve, if you had a windmill anywhere near your house, you would have gotten one third the price you got. that's true, by the way. steve is too smart to let that happen. we won't let them take it away from you. we are reversing decades of calamitous trade policies that shattered new hampshire and your factories. they shattered your communities
and they shattered american power and american prestige all around the globe. lost one in four manufacturing jobs following nafta and china's entrance into the world trade organization. two of the worst deals ever in the history of our world, not just our country. election after election, politicians came to your state, pretending to have the courage to stand up for the american worker. then they went to washington and let other countries push them around and special interests buy them off and still your jobs and take your companies. [boos] care trump: me, i don't about their campaign contributions. it doesn't matter to me, folks. we want to do a great job.
we are setting records. you know who is sending us money? the small donors. we have big donors, but we have small donors sending us the money for the election. pretty amazing. that's not supposed to happen to a republican, but it is happening to this republican. it is happening to you. valve -- every vow that politicians make was broken, everyhope was dashed, and promise turned into a betrayal of new hampshire and our country. but in this administration, we have something those sellout politicians could only dream of. it's called strength and commitment. we don't play games. we don't play games. after years and years of building up other countries, we
are finally building up our country, standing up for our jobs, our workers, and standing up for our dignity. [cheers] >> usa, usa, usa! usa!usa, pres. trump: the forgotten men and women of america will never, ever be forgotten again. you were forgotten. [cheers] pres. trump: the last administration was sleepy joe and obama. tried to ram through one of the worst trade deals ever negotiated. worse than nafta, worse than wto. it was called the trans-pacific partnership.
it would have been a disaster. thewould have gutted american auto industry. it would have been in shambles. our auto industry is coming back so strong. would have destroyed the industry. office,y first week in i proudly withdrew the united states from that job destroying catastrophe. [cheers] are imposingd we beautiful, well-placed tariffs on foreign countries that cheat our workers, steal our jobs, and break all the rules. i'm sorry. by the way, they have been changing and charging tariffs on us for years. we have countries that charge us 297%, in the case of
canada, with your farm products. we are not going to stand for it. man, did we turn things around. and we have just started. if companies don't want to pay a tariff, i have one simple solution -- come make your product in america. come make your product in new hampshire. zero tariffs. 0, 0. no tariffs. [applause] together we are restoring this nation's industrial might, and we are doing it with american iron, american aluminum, and american steel. the steel industry is hot. they were dumping steel all over.
they were destroying our companies. of them,l now, all they are expanding. the steel industry is back, it is doing great. we are opening up mines in minnesota. they have magnificent minds that have the best iron ore in the world, and president obama closed them down. [boos] get. trump: maybe we can representative omar from minnesota to open them up, but i don't think so. she will open them up, i don't think so. representative omar. that's another one. we are replacing nafta with a brand-new usmca. [cheering]ico and president trump: a big deal.
the usmca will create countless jobs for farmers and manufacturers of hospice eight. to pass theress usmca immediately. we will make it a bipartisan deal. we do not even want credit. the unions benefit, the non-unions benefit, everybody benefits. it brings it back to fairness and makes it very hard for our companies to leave our countries , go to mexico or canada. we lose all our jobs, we lose all our taxes, we end up with empty factories and plants and makes it almost impossible. that was my one rule i had to have, going to be very, very hard for companies to do this -- i have also taken the action to stand up to china's chronic trade abuses. , the u.s.is month government officially labeled china for the first time ever a currency manipulator.
another promise kept. while others allowed china to lose the u.s. economy $500 billion a year. not million, billion with a b. [booing] president trump: we have made it clear that the theft of american jobs and american wealth is over. \ theet today, the wall street journal editorial board and some others continue to publish foolish articles that demonstrate that they understand nothing about trade or business, nothing. they advocate only economic surrender. they actually say, go to china, take off the terrorists, -- the tariffs, make a deal.
they say, go to europe -- by the way, the european union is worse than china. it is just smaller. it treats us horribly, barriers, tariffs, taxes, and we let them come in. .t is worse than china many of us come om there. i do. that is how it has kept going. that is about it. badly,ve treated us very and others -- india, tariffs are probably higher than any nation anywhere in the world. we have tariffs of 100% on products and much more than that. so we are working on all of them. i called prime minister modi and said, mr. prime minister, it is not fair. we've got to change, got to change, got to change. been talking to them very seriously. we are talking to them in a lot of places. then the wall street journal comes out and says no no, take
off the tariffs. they really haven't been trying. the leaders in my position did mn thing.da they did not talk. advice of these editorial boards which are totally inexperienced at business, and we were utterly decimated. in foreignnd riches countries at our expense. globalism. i love our country. i am the president of the united dates of america, i am not the president of the world. [cheers and applause] president trump: as long as i am president, america will never bow to a foreign nation like we were for so many years.
as we restore our prosperity, we are also restoring public safety. we are fighting to reduce violent crime. you see so much of it over the last 25 years. so much crime. and ensure that every american can live in safety and peace, and yet, with all that you see, we have had one of the best years of crime prevention that we have ever had. it wouldn't seem that way, but it is one of the best years because those gentlemen that we just saw, the law enforcement, they do a great job. [cheers and applause] president trump: and you have been reading about this a lot lately. we are working very hard to make sure we keep guns out of the thes that are -- out of
hands of insane people who are mentally sick and shouldn't have guns. [cheers and applause] president trump: but people have to remember, however, that there is a mental illness problem that has to be dealt with. it is not the gun that pulls the trigger, it is the person holding the gun. [cheers and applause] president trump: years ago, many cities and states, i remember so well, close mental institutions for budgetary reasons. they let those people out into the streets. you probably have the examples up here. in new york they closed so many
of them, and they let many seriously mentally ill people out on the streets. and you see plenty of them today, even today. going to have to give major consideration to building new facilities for those in need. we have to do it. [cheers and applause] president trump: and at the same time, we will be taking mentally deranged and dangerous people off of the streets so we won't have to worry so much about that a big problem. we don't have those institutions anymore, and people can't get proper care. there are seriously ill people and they are on the streets. foran't make it harder good, solid, law-abiding citizens to protect themselves. we will always uphold the right to self-defense, and we will always uphold the second amendment, we will.
[cheers and applause] president trump: so important. one of the most powerful promises i made to the people of this state was to confront the opioid and drug epidemic. [applause] president trump: i used to go around new hampshire, more than any state, and you say, sir, the state is infested. you said, sir, we are like a drug den. you tell me. and i didn't really see it, then i met withhe police officers and the fire departments and you just seem to have a bigger problem -- and by the way, the wall is being built. [cheers and applause]
president trump: that is going to stop a lot of it. the wall is being built. [chanting] [microphone feedback] [applause] president trump: is being built, you know. you know, we have the fake news, you know about that. a wall lying on the ground in a very important section, so we pick up the wall in pieces, literally, it is gone, and we build a brand-new 30-foot steel and concrete wall. [applause] pres. trump: and the fake media said, he did not build a wall. that is just renovation.
there was no wall, it is lying under ground. people walked right over it, rotted, rusted gone. , we take it away and put a brand-new wall up. they give me no credit. you know why? because they are fake news, that's why. [applause] [booing] president trump: we are building a lot of wall. the army corps of engineers is doing a great job. they are doing a great job. since i took office we have attacked the challenge with everything we have. we have secured a record $6 billion in new funding, opioids. we have vastly increased the distribution of overdose reversing drugs, which is pretty amazing things. we have given them to your police departments, fire departments, pretty amazing. we have reduced the total amount of opioids prescribed by 34%. [cheers and applause]
president trump: and the department of justice has prosecuted more than 3000 defendants in opioid-related cases, and our public awareness campaign about the terrible suffering that drugs inflict has already reached 58% of all young americans. i said that, you have to show them we are doing ads, beautiful ads -- and i don't want to describe them. they are brutal. but we are doing on television and in papers ads for children, so they can see it, because the best thing we do is not get people started on drugs, right? [applause] president trump: it is hard to get off. you know, we can get them off. we are doing it and it has been done. it is hard but it is being done. but if they never start, it is really easy. it is real easy. we are trying to get young kids
-- you won't see the fruits of this labor for a while, because it takes a while but we are working so hard on advertising and promotions to tell young kids, children, how bad drugs are, how dangerous they are and how horrible they are, how they destroy your brain, how they do so many bad things, and they are really very tough ads. they are hard-hitting ads. and i think they are having a big impact. you will see. over time, you will see. [applause] president trump: but we still have much work to do, but as a result of these efforts, last year, we saw the first nationwide decline in drug overdose deaths in 31 years. [applause] president trump: pretty amazing. and at the center of america's drug crisis is the voter crisis. -- border crisis. vast quantities of drugs are being smuggled across the border, including
cocaine, heroin, and fentanyl. and part of my trade deal with china, very important, and president xi said he was going to do it -- so far he has not done it, but i said you have to stop sending us -- and have to criminalize the making of it in china. and so far, he has not come through, but i think he will. you will know. you will know. yet democrats want to open borders and republicans want strong borders. that is your difference. one wants open borders -- who can even think about open borders? think of it -- even though many people come into our country are wonderful people, they are still coming in illegally. they are not coming in through merit. but what about the bad ones?
we have serious, serious that want to come in, and if we had open borders, they would be flowing in like you have never seen before. democrats want open borders. they don't mind crime. we do mind crime, and that is the way it is. [cheers and applause] president trump: democrats also support deadly sanctuary cities. [booing] president trump: last year alone, sanctuary cities declined more than 17,000 requests from federal authorities to hand over criminal aliens already in the ir custody. in other words, 17,000 criminal aliens were released by the se cities directly into u.s. communities. [booing] president trump: you don't understand even what the hell they are doing. what are they doing?
17,000. republicans believe our cities should be sanctuaries for law-abiding americans, not for criminal aliens. [cheers and applause] [inaudible] -- [cheers and applause] we willt trump: and always support the amazing heroes of ice and border patrol, and we will always support support law enforcement. [cheers and applause] president trump: every democrat candidate also wants to give illegal immigrants free welfare. [booing] president trump: republicans believe public benefits should be protected for truly needy americans, not for illegal aliens, and we should reduce our taxes and many other things with all of that money we are talking about. [applause]
president trump: we need to elect a strong republican majority to end sanctuary cities, stop human traffickers, stop drug smugglers, and adopt an immigration system that puts the needs of american workers and families first. [cheers and applause] president trump: it is also time for democrats to join with us to protect the sacred integrity of our elections by supporting voter id, voter identification. [cheers and applause] president trump: it is incredible. they are constantly saying, oh, we need to protect them. but they are not looking for that. they are not looking for that. we say, what about voter id? in other words, you have to have a picture. you have to go up. what about voter id?
that, they don't want to do. but we need voter id. [cheers and applause] [booing] president trump: the democrat party has never been farther outside the mainstream. [applause] president trump: where do they come from? [laughter] president trump: you know, you say you want low taxes, good education, strong military, strong borders. you want to have safe homes, you want to have a house, low interest rates -- hey, you got
low interest rates, the lowest ever. it is a good time to refinance your house by the way, great time. you got everything and then you see these people, they have no idea what they are doing. they have no idea what they are against. every major democrat running for president supports a massive government takeover of health care that would raid medicare and destroy the private health insurance plan of millions of american families that they love. my administration is defending your right to choose the plan and the doctor that is best for you. [cheers and applause] president trump: the individual mandate is gone. the most unpopular part of obama care. and we almost have obamacare gone. we are close. we would have had it before, but we had about that was a little -- a vote that was a little bit surprising. i'm sure none of you knew who that boat was.
we had it done, repeal and replace. it is going to happen, and in the end i think it will actually be better. you watch. so we got rid of the individual mandate, which was the most unpopular part of obamacare. and we are running it by -- you know, i had a political decision, do we run it well and sort of say, hey, we run it well, or do we run it badly and have everybody upset? we say, we have to run it well, but it is too expensive. it is lousy health care, but we got rid of the worst part of it, individual mandate, individual mandate, where you have the privilege of buying the right to not have to pay for expensive insurance that is no good, health insurance. and we won't -- you have to remember this, republicans, and i speak for every one of them, we will always protect pre-existing conditions. we are going to protect, always.
[applause] president trump: right? got to do it. our campaign to reduce the price of prescription drugs has produced the largest decline in drug prices in 51 years. [cheers and applause] president trump: and the only decline in 51 years. we have launched a historic initiative to require price transparency, empowering you to choose the lowest price for yourself and for your family. believe it or not, you did not have the right to go on and price your drugs. who can even believe this? i wonder if big pharma had something to do with that? [booing] trump: so we are going to have transparency. virtually every top democrat also now supports late-term abortion, ripping babies straight from the mother's womb right up and until the moment of birth. [booing]
pres. trump: and in the case of the virginia governor -- he is having a rough, rough time -- in his case, the baby is born, then he goes to talk to the mother -- the doctor talks to the mother. the baby is now born, wrapped, as he said, and then they decide whether or not to execute the baby. [booing] president trump: that is why i have asked congress to prohibit extreme late-term abortions, because republicans believe every child is a sacred gift of god. [cheers and applause] president trump: hard to believe, isn't it? democrats are now the party of high taxes, high crime, open borders, late-term abortion, and
socialism. [booing] president trump: the republican party is the party of freedom. we are the party of the american worker, the american family, and the american dream, and i am fighting for you each and every day. [cheers and applause] president trump: so importantly, we have confirmed more than 140 federal judges. within 90 days, it will be 179 federal judges. thank you very much, president obama. thank you very much. [applause] president trump: i don't know what happened to him, but i came to office and i had 138 judges that were not appointed by president obama, so i say, thank you, mr. president, very good.
they will say he was a great president. oh. [booing] president trump: fake news. he was a great president. if he was a great president, how come he left me 138 judges to appoint, when everybody set that -- says that is the single most important thing a president of the united states has to do? [booing] [applause]rump: -- president trump: great president. he was great. he was a great president. and these judges will apply the laws as written, including two great supreme court justices, neil gorsuch and brett kavanaugh. [cheers and applause] president trump: and to help patients with life-threatening illnesses, we also passed something i am so proud of -- 44 years they could not get it passed -- right to try. you can use our newest and best medicine.
[cheers and applause] president trump: incredible what is happening. i am so proud of that. and this from forever, five decades. we passed for our great veterans v.a. choice and v.a. accountability. [cheers and applause] president trump: and one of our great friends who is a veteran who has been with me in new hampshire -- i don't know where you are. where is our guy? [crowd clamoring] president trump: where is he? [cheers and applause] somebody wow. -- president trump: wow. so, so i walk in -- he has been with me from the beginning. he liked trump. and i came in and he said, sir -- he is a great veteran -- he said sir, i have cancer, and
sir, i went into the vet. they were very late. they had problems. i am not living them, but they gave me the right to go out and have a great cancer surgeon. he had his operation. you look much better than you did three years ago, al, much better, much better. [cheers and applause] trump: v.a. choice, right, al? v.a. choice. thank you for your loyalty. he has been to every rally i have ever gave in new hampshire, right in the beginning. i got so tired of looking at him. he would always be here. now, look at him. he is sitting and -- very good. that's good. i appreciate that story. i appreciate -- v.a. choice just makes sense, right? doesn't it make sense? we have achieved record funding for the united states military, $716 billion, $700 billion, and
$738 billion, and it is almost completely rebuilt, including -- and we hope to god we never have to use it -- we have the finest, most powerful nuclear capability anywhere on the face of the earth. [cheers and applause] president trump: and i hope to god we never have to use it. we are investing in the future of human spaceflight, and someday soon, american astronauts will plant the stars and stripes on the surface of mars. [applause] president trump: and i told my guys at nasa -- you know, nasa was when we took it over, it was exhausted. the runways and grounds had weeds growing through the cracks. you would not recognize it now. it is beautiful.
it is the best place anywhere on earth. and i also said -- you know, i hear all these rich guys -- for some reason they love space. so they are rich. i said, let them send the rockets out. why the hell do we have to do it, right? so i see jeff bezos and elon musk. they are putting rockets up. i think that is great. and they pay us rent. they use our facility. that is good. but we are also doing it, and nasa has some of the greatest plans we have ever had, great people, great scientists in the -- scientists. but we also let the private sector put up rockets. the one which recently went up and you see the engines coming back down, and they are coming -- there are no wings, no nothing -- it is and was like, what are we watching? is this fiction? and they come down and they say all of the propellants, really the most expensive parts, they are able to save it by bringing it back. right to where it took off. who would think they could do
this? i never saw this before six months ago, but they are doing it now more and more. they are saving a lot of the most important and expensive parts of rockets. so we have a lot of rich guys paying us a lot of rent, but we are also doing it ourselves, to protect america's security. i withdrew the united states from the horrible, one-sided iran nuclear deal. [cheers and applause] trump: i recognized israel's true capital and open ed the american embassy in jerusalem. [cheers and applause] president trump: and just three months ago, we also recognized the golan heights as being part of and protected by israel. [cheers and applause]
president trump: for years you watched as your politicians apologized for america. now you have a president standing up for america, and we are standing up for the people of new hampshire. thank you. [cheers and applause] president trump: and you must never forget the 2020 election, right around the corner. 2020, right around the corner, and it is about one thing. you know with the one thing is? -- what the one thing is? you. it is about you. it is about your family. it is about your future. and it is about the fate of your country. so when we ran together the last time, we said the most important moment, we had to turn it around. this country was going bad. you see what happens to venezuela with socialism?
venezuela 15 years ago was one of the richest countries. now they don't have water. they don't have food. they don't have anything. and this was one of the richest nations in the world. they don't have anything. we are working on it. we are helping people but it is very sad. it is never going to happen to us because we will never, ever be a socialist nation. [cheers and applause] no matter what label they use, a vote for any democrat in 2020 is a vote for the rise of radical socialism and the destruction, the destruction of the american dream. we have a dream. it is a great dream. this is the destruction of the american dream. we begin this campaign tonight with the best record, the best results, the best agenda, and the only positive vision for the
people of new hampshire and for the people of america. [cheers and applause] together, we will lift millions more citizens from welfare to work, dependence to independence, and poverty to prosperity, millions and millions of people. with your help, we will elect a republican congress to create a safe, modern, fair, and lawful system of immigration. [cheers and applause] we will enact trade deals that are already happening that ensure more products are proudly stamped with that beautiful phrase, "made in the usa." [applause] we will achieve new breakthroughs in science and medicine, ending the aids epidemic in america and finding
new cures for childhood cancer. [cheers and applause] and something i never thought i would be able to say, within one decade, the aids epidemic in the united states will be gone. think of that. did you ever think you were going to hear that? no, did you ever think you were going to hear that? the work they have done on aids is incredible. it is an incredible thing. when they told me that, i said it is shattering. , it just -- it breaks your heart what has happened, but think of it, in 10 years, the aids epidemic will be eradicated. so great. who thought that was going to be happening? [applause] who thought i would be able to get to say that so early in what we are doing together? we will defend privacy, free
speech, free assembly, religious liberty, and the right to keep and bear arms. [cheers and applause] above all, we will never stop fighting for the values that bind us together as one america. we will support, protect, and defend the constitution of the united states. [cheers and applause] we will stand with the incredible men and women of law enforcement. [cheers and applause] we believe in the dignity of work and in the sanctity of life. [cheers and applause]
we believe that faith and family, not government and bureaucracy, are the true american way. [cheers and applause] we believe that children should be taught to love our country, honor our history, and to always respect our great american flag. [cheers and applause] and through every day and every challenge, our hearts beat to the words of the new hampshire state motto, "live free or die." [cheers and applause] [crowd chanting] >> usa. >> usa. >> usa. >> usa. >> usa. >> usa. >> usa.
>> usa. >> usa. >> usa. >> usa. president trump: we are fighting for every american mom and dad who wants to protect this land of liberty for their precious, beautiful children. we are fighting for every young boy and girl who deserves to grow up in a nation of builders and dreamers, pioneers and patriots. we are fighting for every citizen of the greatest republic on the face of this earth. [cheers and applause] every day, my presidency, we will never forget that we are americans, and the future belongs to us, the brave, this beautiful, strong, proud, and free future it belongs to us. , it is up to us. we control our own destiny. [cheers and applause]
and with your help, your devotion, and your drive, we are going to keep on working. we are going to keep on fighting. and we are going to keep on winning, winning, winning. [cheers and applause] we are one great movement, one people, one family, and one glorious nation under god. [cheers and applause] and together we are making america wealthy again. we are making america strong again. we are making america safe again. and we are making america great again. [cheers and applause]
thank you, new hampshire. thank you. [cheers and applause] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2019] [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] [♪ "you can't always get what you want" by the rolling stones playing ♪] ♪ >> ♪ i saw her today at the reception a glass of wine in her hand i knew she would meet her connection at her feet was her footloose man now, 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 sometime
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ago, posting "major consideration is being given to and organization of terror. portland is being watched closely. hopefully the mayor will be able to properly do his job. the president referring to portland, where local newspaper reports antifa and right-wing protesters are holding demonstration this weekend. media reports say fbi's insist -- is assisting local law enforcement. a portland-based antifa group issued a statement earlier saying an -- saying and organization of terror designation would violate their civil rights. ahead, senator kirsten gillibrand speaks at the washington post in a live, 2020 candidates forum starting monday at nine :00 a.m. eastern live on c-span2. tuesday vice president pence shared -- shares -- chairs the sixth meeting of the space council at 9:30 a.m. on c-span2.
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