tv Campaign 2020 Trump Rally in Dallas CSPAN October 20, 2019 4:32pm-6:00pm EDT
sense about these types of things. [applause] >> there you go, thank you. announcer 1: president trump held a campaign rally after going through a new ranch house and a store in texas. he talked about turkey, criticized democrats, and talked about his 2016 election victory. the rally was held at the american airlines center. it is just over an hour and a half. trump: thank you very much. hello, dallas. it is great to be with you tonight. thank you. [cheering] and i am thrilled to be here deep in the heart of texas. ,[applause and cheers] where we just opened a beautiful
new louis vuitton plant. [applause and cheers] but i'm with the freedom loving patriots of the lone star state. [applause and cheers] i love it. [applause and cheers] there has never been a better time to be a proud texan. [applause and cheers] and there has never been a better time to be a proud american. there never has. never has. [applause and cheers] so i came from a small town, alvarado, texas, where we celebrated the incredible revival of american manufacturing and we opened up some beautiful places. i will tell you, this place is
doing great, and created in a very short period of time, an extra 1000 jobs for texas. [applause and cheers] since my election, we created 775,000 new jobs across your state, including 70,000 texas manufacturing jobs. they said those jobs had disappeared, didn't they? hey, man. [applause and cheers] our country is once again living by two simple rules -- buy american and hire american. [applause and cheers] the economy is booming, our people are prospering, our country is thriving, and our nation is stronger than ever before.
they are crazy. at stake in this fight is the survival of american democracy itself. don't kid yourself, that is what they want. they are destroying this country. but we will never let it happen, not even close. [applause and cheers] for three straight years, radical democrats have been trying to overthrow the results of a great, great election -- maybe, maybe the greatest election in the history of our country. [applause and cheers] mr. trump: and they want to impose an extreme agenda. they cannot pass it and they cannot win it at the ballot box.
they're not going to win. they won't come close in 2020. they know it. they know it. they are not going to win it. they say, let's see, what's another idea? what's another idea? how do we win this election? you know, i really don't believe anymore that they love our country. i don't believe it. >> four more years! four more years! four more years! four more years! four more years! four more years! four more years! four more years! pres. trump: crazy nancy, that crazy nancy. she is crazy. >> [booing] mr. trump: and shifty schiff. how about this guy? >> [booing]
up myump: he makes conversation, which was perfect. he makes up my conversation. he sees what i said. it does not play well because it was perfect, so he made up a totally false conversation with the ukrainian president. >> [booing] mr. trump: and we caught him cold. everybody knew it anyway. see, we did one thing -- you always have to do the unexpected. they never thought i'd release the conversation with ukrainian -- with the ukrainian president. [applause and cheers] mr. trump: i want to get him before congress and i want to see what he has to say. you know, they say he has immunity. why would you have immunity for outright fraud? why do you have immunity? why? he's a fraud. we're fighting a campaign against leftists, socialists, and globalists who want to
return to reckless wars, open borders, rampant crime, and totally disastrous one-way trade deals. we're changing that one around very quickly. [applause and cheers] they believe america is the world's piggy bank and that your tax dollars should subsidize the economy, military and defense of every other nation in the world but our own. it's not happening anymore. >> [booing] mr. trump: our political opposition made its fortune selling out our nation and its citizens. and you know that's what's been happening. and that's why 2016 was so important. and that's why 2020, i can never say it's more important. but you know, it's like the roots of a tree. you plant the baby tree. it's got to catch. get that extra time. we'll have more tax cuts. we will have even -- i tell you
what, we have rebuilt our military. what we've done has never been done before. [applause and cheers] the do-nothing democrats have betrayed our country and that great betrayal is over. we're finally again, we've been doing it now for almost three years. can you believe we've been doing this for tee can you believe it? i have been a politician for three years. i can't believe that. i never thought i'd be called a politician. i don't like it. but it is what it is. we are finally again putting america first. [applause and cheers] the radical democrats want to destroy america as we know it. they want to indoctrinate our
children and teach them that america is a sinful, wicked nation. you see that happening all the time. >> [booing] mr. trump: and i know it from personal experience, what they want to teach your kids. not good. they come home, "mommy, daddy, this is what i learned." and you are going, "oh, no, don't tell me. let's get them into another school fast." let's get them int they want tom law-abiding citizens. they want to take your guns away. >> [booing] mr. trump: and they want to install far-left judges to shred our constitution. it's not happening. they want to tear down symbols of faith and drive christians and religious believers from the public square. they want to silence your voices on social media. and they want the government to censor, muzzle and shut down conservative voices. you know that.
>> [booing] mr. trump: if they didn't hate our country, they wouldn't be doing this to our country. they wouldn't be doing it because know better. they know better. as an example, we're building a great wall along the southern border. [applause and cheers] mr. trump: and it's going up rapidly. going up. >> build that wall, build that wall, build that wall! build that wall! [applause and cheers] pres. trump: and, you know, five years ago, almost every one of them wanted a wall. until i came along and said, we are going to build a great wall. they could never get it done. and then they stopped the funding. they made it almost impossible. few people would have been able to do what we did. but we got it from here, and we
got it from there, and we got it from all over the place. and we're building that sucker right now, and it's having a tremendous affect already. not easy. [applause and cheers] highest level, everything we said it would be. it's moving rapidly. although the fake news back there, they don't want to talk about it. >> [booing] they don't want to talk about it. >> [booing] mr. trump: look at all those cameras. you believe it? look at all those red lights. don't worry, i won't say anything bad about your networks. because a lot of times, i get ready to do a number on these phony networks, and you know, you see those red lights go off, off, off. they don't want their viewers to see it. that's ok. i'm not going to say it tonight. i am going to set you are legitimate media. i don't mean that.
[laughter] but you look at that -- look at all of those cameras. that is like the academy awards used to be before it failed. do you know why it failed? you know why it failed? because they came after us, that is why it failed. [applause and cheers] it failed because they had stupid people saying horrible things about us. stupid. stupid people. they are stupid people. and their ratings have dropped like a rocket. i love seeing it. i am telling you. love it. [applause and cheers] but no matter how hard they try, they will fail because the people of texas and the people of america will never surrender our freedoms to those people right there. [applause and cheers] >> usa!
usa! usa! usa! mr. trump: we will stand strong for family, faith, god, and for country. [applause and cheers] last week, a very dumb democrat candidate for president, that's the end of him in this state, pledged to revoke the tax-exempt status of many churches and religious charities. >> [booing] mr. trump: and by the way, that was after a few weeks ago, he said, excuse me, we're going to take your guns away. that doesn't work well. >> [booing] mr. trump: and i told him, remember the flailing arms? nobody noticed it. i noticed it. the flailer. you remember he was flailing all
, over the place. i said, what is this guy hard? john cornyn is going to win so easily just like ted cruz won. he is going to win, no matter what happens. but john cornyn is not talking about beto anymore because beto, in a few short weeks, got rid of guns and got rid of a religion. those are not two good things in -- things to get rid of in texas. and i will never allow the federal government to be used to punish americans for their religious beliefs. [applause and cheers] and i will never allow the irs to be used as a political weapon, except in the case of myself when they use it against me. [applause and cheers] the radical left tolerates no dissent. it permits no opposition.
it accepts no compromise. these people are crazy. and it has absolutely no respect for the will of the american people. first, it was the russia hoax. >> [booing] then it was the smearing, which continues, that disgraceful, disgusting smearing of a fine man, justice kavanaugh. >> [booing] and now they continue the outrageous impeachment witchhunt with nothing. with nothing. they come after me, but what they're really doing is they're coming after the republican party, and what they're really, really doing is coming after and fighting you, and we never lose. [applause and cheers] i'm fighting for everyone who believes in the values,
traditions, principles that has made our nation the greatest in the history of the world. and i have to say this, we are far greater now than ever before. you go back four years, you go back seven, six, eight. even you go back into another administration, you go back 10 and 12 years. where were you compared to where you are right now? [applause] so we must hold the democrats accountable for their lies and their corruption. they are corrupt people. and we must show and vote and we have to go out and we have to win this election coming up. it is going to be a landslide. we have to make it a landslide. [applause and cheers] today's do-nothing democrats -- they don't do anything.
where is the usmca? everybody wants it. the democrats even want it. and crazy nancy won't let anybody vote on it. she's nuts. today's democrats believe anyone who opposes them must be crushed. it is not just like -- you know i have to say this. , the republicans said, "i'm not sure i like this because my life has a been this way." but the republicans play a softer game. they really do. when all of our stars, and we have great stars when they went , to the speaker of the house at the time and they asked for subpoenas. "oh, let's take it easy." ok, i get that, too. she hands them out like it is cookies. i heard a commentator who happens to be standing right there the other day doesn't like , us at all. but said, "i've never seen anyone hand out so many subpoenas." i have people getting subpoenas
i've never heard of them. i said, who are those people? >> [laughter] mr. trump: never saw anything like it. it is a disgrace to our country. and we became because of what , they do, not the republicans and not what we've done, because of what they've done and what they see, when people come to my office, which is now the oval office, which is your office, too -- [applause and cheers] presidents, prime ministers, kings, queens. i hate to say sometimes, dictators. they just don't like to go by that title. they say, "sir, congratulations, sir, on what you have done. congratulations on what you have done. it's incredible. your economy is the greatest on earth." and let me tell you, if my crooked opponent would have won the election, china would be by far the number one nation from an economic standpoint. we've gone up trillions of dollars. they've gone down trillions of dollars.
and we are so far number one, so far, that they will never catch us if we are smart right here. [applause and cheers] >> usa! usa! usa! usa! mr. trump: but the do-nothing democrats believe anyone who opposes them has to be crushed. they don't want to just beat them. these are sick people. they want to crush these people. the anger, the hatred. and that any lie or crime or corruption is justified. so schiff gets up and makes up my statement. he makes it up 100%. and then he said, he didn't speak to the whistleblower. "no, we did not see the whistleblower." and what about the whistleblower? the whistleblower got it all wrong. who is the whistleblower? who's the whistleblower?
who's the whistleblower? we have to know. is the whistleblower a spy? and who is the ig that did this? all he had to do was look at the tape or look at what they wrote down, the transcribed version of the phone call. compare that to the whistleblower's account. and you see it had nothing to do with it. so why does the ig allow a thing like this to happen to our country? why? why? a lot of bad people out there. but one by one, we're advancing. one by one. just look at the terrible foreign corruption of the bidens. >> [booing] mr. trump: i hate to talk about him, you know why? i don't think the guy's got a chance. sleepy joe, i don't think he's got a chance. i don't see it. i don't know, i have these great brilliant senators over here.
i have all of these congressmen over here. fellas, i don't think he has a chance. i'd like him to. i'd like him to. you know, i thought pocahontas was gone. left in embers. you got to give her credit. those embers, they kept going, going, going. now it looks like she is doing better. but don't think joe has a chance. but did you see the other night, where cnn, in a totally unsubstantiated statement, the president said this about you. we are so sorry he said that. his son walked out with $1.5 billion from china. these were not the same chinese people i just dealt with. i will tell you that. but joe biden was in charge of ukraine policy while his son, with absolutely no energy experience, just got thrown out of the navy like a dog, was paid massive sums of money by a ukrainian energy company. you know what that's called?
it's called a payoff, folks. >> [booing] he didn't know energy at all. knew nothing about energy. they hired him, paying him massive amounts of money, much more than the $50,000 a month you have heard about. that's a lot. that's a lot. but much more. joe biden made them go out and fire the prosecutor on tape, but they don't want to show the tape. i had to put it up on a social media site. they don't want to show the tape where he was bragging, "they are not going to get this money" and boom, they got rid of the prosecutor. he was investigating the son and the son's company got rid of him. that's what you call quid pro quo. while these charges are totally unsubstantiated -- these are the fake newsers out there.
and then biden flew. think of it. he goes into a tough place. we made such a great deal with china. think of this. my guys said, if we could get $20 billion in agricultural product, that would be good. the most china ever did was $16 billion for the farmers. we're just talking about the farmers. we did banking, we did everything, but we're talking about -- the most they ever did was $20 billion of product. from our farmers, our great farmers, our patriot farmers. our farmers that never left us, even though they were being targeted by china. they never left me. [applause and cheers] so they wanted $20 billion and china agreed. i said no, i want $50 billion, not $20 billion. $50 billion. so my guys say, we have a problem, sir. our farmers can't produce that much. it's true. i said, tell them to go out and get bigger tractors.
right? john deere. caterpillar. all-american. only american tractors. we only buy american. go out and get bigger. so now china has agreed. they've already started buying. hopefully the agreement gets signed sometime prior to a big summit that we have with president xi and others in chile. that's in about four weeks. but think of this. they said, sir, they can't produce $50 billion. i said, i want the farmers to tell me -- remember the story, we're going to win so much. we are going to go to the white house. we're going to say, we just can't stand winning. the state of texas, john cornyn and ted cruz, they're going to come into my office and say, sir, we just can't stand this winning in texas. it's too much. we can't handle it. that's what i want from the farmers. say -- ie farmers to
want the farmers to say, sir, we just can't produce that much product. we can't do it, sir. and i'm going to say, yes, you can. and they are going to say no, we can't. i am going to say yes, you can. they are going to go out and they are going to take in $50 billion from china as opposed to $20 billion. that's what's going to happen. that's what's going to happen. [applause and cheers] they were great. they stuck with us through thick and thin, and now it is really working out for a lot of different groups. in the meantime, we've taken in tens of billions of dollars in tariffs and china's eaten the cost because they devalued their currency and they put money out. tens of billions of dollars which cost us nothing. billions and billions and billions. do you know what i did for the farmer? during the lean times, i gave them $16 billion last year and $12 billion the year before. $28 billion altogether came out
, of the tariffs. i had a lot of money left over and nobody complained. [applause and cheers] and you know, the farmers did not want that money. our farmers did not want it. true story. everybody comes from -- everybody wants money. they all want our money. the farmers said, sir, we don't want this money. it is a subsidy. we don't want it. i said no, it's not a subsidy. you are being targeted unfairly. they said it's a subsidy. 35 farmers in the oval office. incredible people. they didn't want it. they said, sir, just give us a level playing field. so now i gave them a field that is more than level. it's level like this. nice and easy. nice and easy. but the farmers -- i call them the great patriots, the farmers. i never lost them. they always said i'm in trouble. i got a problem. but this should've been done many many years ago by other , president and other leaders. [applause and cheers]
and we lose for many years $500 billion a year with china. and many other countries. we lose with everybody. but that's all changing now. but we lose $500 billion, not million. $500 million is a lot. right? we lose $500 billion. and you know what, it's a disgrace that that was allowed to go on for 25 years. it was a disgrace. disgrace. but now we're taking in billions of dollars. they've had the worst year they have had in 27 years. and we are having the best year we have ever had, so that is good. [applause and cheers] so biden flew with hunter on air force two. they flew to china. hunter walked out of the plane, had a quick meeting, walked away with $1.5 billion.
and these characters back there said, oh, that's ok, there's no problem. >> [booing] can you imagine if don or eric trump or ivanka trump -- who's here someplace. [applause and cheers] right here. our. trump: and by the way, great first lady is home watching this. she said this is the most exciting thing i have seen in some time. [cheers and applause] pres. trump: great first lady doing a great job. she is doing a great job. we are doing a great job, the whole country now is doing a great job.
$1.5 billion and he goes on and allows china to rip us off. remember a year ago, he goes, no, china is good. they are wonderful people. i don't blame china, by the way. i blame our leaders for allowing this horrible you know what and pillage. you know what and pillage. you know what word i am talking about, right? i don't want use it because they will say it is a horrible word that trump used. so the bidens got rich while america got robbed. tonight, we forcefully condemn the blatant corruption of the democrat party. price,ody ever pays the the democrats. they never pay the price. they never pay. but maybe soon, that will start. we have had a lot of obama people and clinton people and to be honest with you, we have had
some pretty bad republicans down deep that didn't exactly love us. but slowly, they are getting out. they have all sorts of protections. he says, get rid of them. we are trying. get rid of them. but their partner in the whole thing is the fake news media. that is the problem. [crowd booing] pres. trump: because the democrats and the fake news media, it is a partnership, remember that. and you see it all the time. i have never seen it to this extent. you know, when i won in the primaries, then i won the election, i was treated horribly by the media. horribly. and then when i won the election, we had the greatest night, one of the highest rated dates in the history of television. all over the world.
and i won and i said, oh, a great thing. said to theanka, i first lady, i said to anyone who would listen, it is so great. we, all of us, we are going to finally be respected by the media. and you know what happened? they got worse. worse than they ever have been. they are broken as hell. they are worse now than they have ever been. they are crooked. [crowd booing] pres. trump: the only message these radicals -- and they are willal lefties -- understand is a crushing defeat. november 2020. save that date. with your help, we will win back the house. we will keep the senate. and we will keep the white house in numbers like they have not
seen in a long, long time. [cheers and applause] joining us tonight are many terrific republican leaders. and they are terrific. frankly if they are not, i'm not going to introduce them. but we have great leaders. and you have great leaders in texas. great leaders. and they love texas. so a friend of mine, a guy a lot of people weren't so sure -- we had this unbelievable relationship. in fact, when ted cruz held a rally in washington, he said, could you come to my rally? everybody thought, these people thought this was strange. they said to me, when is the fighting between these two?
they said when is the fighting going to start? it is going to be vicious. it was vicious. now, we love each other again. he's great. ted cruz. [cheers and applause] pres. trump: and he had a great victory against the man who spent almost $100 million, that is a lot of money. almost $100 million. that was a great victory. thank you, ted. another man who is currently running against somebody. i kept thinking maybe beto will jump in because he is at zero right now. [crowd booing] pres. trump: we hope he is going to jump in. remember, no religion and no guns, i think that is not good. oh, and i think he is pretty light in oil production, too.
and john, i have no idea who you are running against, but nobody is going to be able to beat john cornyn. he is a good man. a good man. thank you, john. and we have a lot of congresspeople here. we have a woman who is fantastic who has been a fan of ours right from the beginning. kay granger. [applause] pres. trump: thank you, kay. we have a man who is as smart as hell. and he is tough. and he is mean and nasty. but he loves the state. he is only mean and nasty because he wants to defend you and me and all of the horrible things that we all go through. louie gohmert. [cheers and applause]
pres. trump: louie. he is a great guy. been a great friend of mine. i tell you what, once we got him on board, he would not leave us no matter what. and he had mueller and everybody figured out before anybody else had him figured out. a person who has been an incredible ally. again, loves your state, randy weber. thank you, randy. great job. thank you. one of the best lawyers you will ever find. he is slick. he is smooth. but boy, he is loyal. he is talented. buffalo'd them all because they are not as good as him.
john ratcliffe. [applause] pres. trump: a man i saw on television last night defending me. brilliantly defending me. i actually don't like doing this i tweeted out, i said, thank you very much. that was a great defense. i appreciate it. thank you, brian. that was great last night. [applause] pres. trump: i put a tweet out because it is easier than making a phone call and talking for a half-hour. i just said thanks. and you know what? he would rather have that, too. and last, good, and special person. thank you, lance. thank you, lance. lance he was one of 60 people that stuck in there. he was unbelievable. and ron wright. thank you, ron. great job. great job. these are great people. these are great people.
along with republican party chairs and all of these -- here is one. rhonda mcdaniel. i tell you what. [applause] pres. trump: you know, she was the head of michigan. michigan had not been won by republican for decades. anda -- and it was tough. they said, you cannot win. why? we are getting these massive amounts. why? and she was in charge of michigan. i said, i want you to do me a favor. find out who this woman is. she is driving me crazy. who is she? who is she? and it was her and we won the state of michigan. we won. and when it came time, when it came time to picking somebody, rnc, republican national committee, i said what
about that woman who drove me crazy from michigan? and it was rhona. and she has done a fantastic job. thank you, rhona. thank you. she is fantastic. and a great governor from your state. he is a great, great man. and a friend of mine. and together with your lieutenant governor dan patrick, you had a hurricane two years ago. they still keep calling me for money. sir, could you give us another one? the governor called up, dan was there. you know, thank you for being so generous to texas, sir. it was a big one, it was a bad one. it was the biggest dump i can remember. our coast guard saved 16,000 lives. [applause]
pres. trump: but it kept going in and out. water. water. and finally, i get a call. i paid billions and billions of dollars to the state. numbers, people are driving me crazy. i get a call from the governor. where is dan? is he here? dan? dan patrick. and the two of them called me. and then i had ted cruz on my back. and i had john cornyn on my back. and i had the congressman calling. it was brutal. it was not even fair. they said, sir, thank you for being so generous on the hurricane. they made a fortune. you made a fortune in the hurricane. thank you for being so generous. we want one more small request. just a small one. it is not much and we appreciate you listening to us. we want to build a dam in the ocean. so that if we ever have another hurricane, the water will not be able to come in to houston and
all the areas it came into. do you think we could do this? i said, how much? it is only $10 billion. $10 billion? right? $10 billion they wanted. you know the way they sell it, it is so good. they are incredible salesman. they say it is only $10 billion, i am supposed to be happy. let's see, can we give texas another $10 billion for some crazy thing that may or may not work? no, they are great people. they love your state. rnc cochairman tommy hicks, a real friend of ours. thank you, tommy. and our great campaign manager, the most sophisticated man with a computer you have ever seen. remember they used to say with hillary, her campaign is so sophisticated. after she lost they said trump's campaign is so sophisticated. and she spent six times more on this stuff than we did. in the olden days, my father
taught me. if you can spend less, that is a good thing, not a bad thing. my father said if you can spend less, so we spent much less than hillary. crooked hillary. crooked hillary. where are those emails, hillary? they may find those 33,000 emails. they are looking. they may find those deleted emails. they may find them. remember the emails? 33,000 emails covering her gym and her daughter's wedding. 33,000. that is a lot of emails for a wedding and working out. but brad parcell did a great job, thank you. thank you, brad. commerce, one of the legends of wall street, he was really like, amazing and he
is doing an amazing job, wilbur ross. thank you, wilbur. and a friend of mine, he is another one. he was so tough. he was nasty. boy, he hit me during the campaign. i said, that guy is ruthless. and when it was sort of over, there was nobody more gracious. and i called him, i made him secretary of energy. he has done a phenomenal job. [applause] and rick perry could not have done a better job. true. true. and he is going to be leaving at the end of the year and probably coming back here. whenever he does he will be very successful. he spent three years with us and i want to thank you, rick. what a job you have done. thank you. what a job he has done. he was also a great governor of
texas, that you know. in everything we do, we are fighting for the faithful citizens of this country. this includes putting a stop to the catastrophic era of endless wars. endless wars. they do not stop. they do not stop. they go on forever. we become policemen. we end up becoming police. we are policing these countries. that is not what it is about. we have spent $8 trillion in the middle east. thousands of american soldiers have lost their lives. tens of thousands more have been severely wounded. and in all fairness, the other side has lost millions of people. millions of people. think of it. these wars brought mass chaos, instability, destruction, and death. today, we choose a different path. we had tremendous success today.
i don't know if you've seen. [applause] look, we built in the last three years, we built the strongest military by far. wasi told the story, i embarrassed to tell it but now i am telling. when i first got in, a general told me, we could have had a conflict and said, we don't have ammunition. i said, i never want to hear a president, i never want to hear somebody have that statement made to them as president of the united states. we do not have ammunition. think of how bad -- now we have so much ammunition, we don't know what to do with it. [cheers and applause] pres. trump: and as you all know, i guess you have been watching today, i sent vice president pence and secretary of state pompeo to lead an american delegation to meet with erdogan of turkey. they got there today and it did work.
[applause] without spilling a drop of american blood, not one drop of american blood. we have all agreed on a pause or a cease-fire in the border region of syria. and it was unconventional what i did. i said, they are going to have to fight a little while. sometimes you have to let them fight a little while. then people find out how tough the fighting is. these guys know right up here. right? sometimes you have to let them fight. kids, you have to let them fight and then you pull them apart. but it was unconventional. but they fought for a few days and it was pretty vicious. the kurds, who are our friends, and turkey is our friend. but they fought and it was tough. it was nasty. you could not make a deal for 15
-- think of it, 15 years, 20 years, they could not make a deal. the kurds did not want to move. turkey did not want to budge. turkey was having a lot of bad things happen in this region, in all fairness to turkey. now all of a sudden they are fighting and it is not fun going all over the place. and we went there and we said we want a pause. the kurds have been terrific. they are going to move back a little bit, we are going to keep isis locked up. we are going to find more of them. [applause] and turkey is all set. and president erdogan was great. and we are going to take the worst sanctions and tariffs and everything i put on the country, we put the worst -- i mean, i don't think they could have economically survived. but that doesn't matter. president erdogan was a gentleman, he understood it. but without a little tough love. you know what tough love is, right? without a little tough love they
would have never made this deal. president obama lost one million people in the area. a million people. a million people. [crowd booing] pres. trump: so now during a five day period we are going to see if we can get it all finalized. and i think it will be. i think it will be. so turkey is going to be happy. the kurds are going to be happy. isis is going to be unhappy. [cheers and applause] pres. trump: we will deal with whoever we have to deal with but we will get it done. and it is a great tribute to a lot of alan -- a lot of very talented people. and thank you to vice president pence and thank you to mike pompeo. good job. good job. and they are traveling back to our country. by night, they are traveling back. they will be back soon. we will have a big conference on
it. it was a terrific thing. we have taking care of a lot of religious persecution. we added that in. a lot of things are in that agreement that nobody thought possible. so we have to fundamentally change our approach. to homeland security. as an example, and that example, nobody would have ever done that. you have to be a little different to do it that way. i took a lot of heat, even from some of our congressmen, some of our senators. but now they are all happy. and i am happy with them. i am happy with them. [applause] pres. trump: now i don't know about the democrats. the democrats will say, what a terrible, anything we do the democrats will criticize. if i said, we get beijing for $1. they would say, what a terrible deal. it just doesn't work with them. you know, the wall, we spent so much time with them on the wall. i realized two weeks ago, all i
had to do was say, we will never build the wall and they would have come through and they would say, we demand you build it. it would have been so much easier. it would have been so much easier. american combat troops should not be at the center of ancient sectarian conflicts all over the world. bring our soldiers back home. bring our soldiers back home. [cheers and applause] [crowd chanting "usa"] pres. trump: the same people pushing us to fight endless wars overseas want us to open our borders to mass migration. from these war-torn and
terror-afflicted regions. their policies would import terrorism right onto our shores. with american-issued visas. isn't that wonderful? and by the way, the democrats want open borders. they want everybody to flow in. they want those caravans to flow in. the caravans. and they would not get rid of the loopholes. but you know what? mexico has been great. mexico today had 27,000 soldiers on our border. and we have stopped this horrible migration. and many of them are bad people. you know, when countries send them up, they are not sending their finest. ok? use your head. they are not sending the finest. now we send them back. by the way, ice is fantastic.
they have taken out thousands and thousands of ms 13 killers. they have taken thousands of killers and brought them back. and now we have made deals with guatemala and honduras, and el salvador and mexico. but we have made deals where we can bring back, there are 45,000 people waiting in mexico, but it is going to be very tough for these people ever to get back. when did you ever hear that? they used to be no people waiting in mexico. our borders are getting strong. when the wall is complete, they will be as strong as any borders anywhere in the world. my administration believes in a simple principle. the best way to keep foreign terrorists out of america is to deny them, just deny them admission in the first place. it is really pretty simple. and that is why i have imposed, and we had passed, and we won at the united states supreme court,
a travel ban on some of the most world's most dangerous countries and places. but if democrats seize power, they would throw the floodgates wide open. wide open. we would have people coming into our country. look at what is going on in california. and the people of california don't want it. they come into california. we will give you free health care, free education. why wouldn't they? i may even move to california if they keep going. no, but all it does is it brings everybody in. what is wrong with these people? we are rebuilding our military stronger than ever before and we are not going to deplete it again on stupid, senseless, endless wars. [cheers and applause] we have invested more than $2.5 trillion restoring our armed forces.
and all of it was built in the usa. and that includes approving the construction of almost 200 f-35 fighters, stealth. stealth. and many of them are built right here in fort worth. you know that, right? [cheers and applause] pres. trump: as we restore our security, we are also restoring our prosperity. america is winning again. and america is respected again. and by the way, i have to say, so outside, they have close to 30,000 people. and i wonder if i could ask the marshal, fill up this little area, let them in.
1.3 million children have been lifted out of poverty, think of that. and african-american, hispanic american, and asian american unemployment rates have reached the lowest levels in history. [cheers and applause] our great hispanic american population has reached a poverty level which is an all-time low in u.s. history. and after years of stagnation, wages for hispanic americans are rising fast. up nearly 8% since my election. and everybody in the fake news would have said that is absolutely impossible. [crowd booing] pres. trump: medium income,
think of this, medium income for hispanic americans has surpassed $50,000 a year for the first time ever. with republicans in congress, we passed the largest package of tax cuts and reform by far in american history. by the way, the democrats want to raise your taxes. you know? i don't mean a little bit. i don't mean a little bit. i mean like double them up, triple them up, and it still will not pay for the nonsense they want. we eliminated a record number of regulations and we ended the war on a thing called american energy, which is very good for texas. since my election, natural gas production in texas has increased 35%.
and oil production has increased by 60%. six-0. states is now the number one producer of oil and natural gas anywhere in the world. world. [cheers and applause] pres. trump: yet every major democrat running for president wants to abolish oil production, of oil and natural gas. i think they want to go to windmills. windmills, you know. darling, i want to watch trump speak. we can't, darling, the wind is not blowing. they want windmills. in other words, they want to annihilate your texas economy. can you imagine? no more oil, no more natural gas. so here we have a few people, right? no guns. no religion.
no oil. no natural gas. abraham lincoln could not win texas under those circumstances. couldn't do it. couldn't do it, ted. couldn't do it, louie. abraham lincoln, honest abe, could not do it. remember i used to say i could be more presidential. look. [cheers and applause] pres. trump: i always said i could be more presidential than any president in history. except for honest abe lincoln when he is wearing the hat. that is tough. that is a tough one to beat. it is much easier being presidential. it was easy. all you have to do is act like a stiff. look.
[cheering] pres. trump: ladies and gentlemen of texas, it is a great honor to be with you this evening. and the media would love it. and everybody would be out of here so fast, you would not have come in in the first place. when you get right down to it. but democrats will never get that chance because texas will never give it to them. texas will not give it to them. [cheers and applause] pres. trump: remember the last election? they said, these phonies in the back, they said texas is in play. they said utah is in play, too. i came here, we had rallies like this, thousands of people outside that could not get in.
i said wise texas in play? it is phony. they try to get your hopes down. this is just like fake news. [crowd booing] pres. trump: they said texas. they said texas is in play. ladies and gentlemen, texas is in play. this is cnn, texas is in play. president trump -- and i had guys in from texas and they are wearing cowboy hats. a lot of guys. they go i don't know about you, but i know something about texas, and donald trump is not going to lose texas. and texas is not in play. we had a lot of guys. guys.ough they are on television. i don't know what you are talking about. texas is not in play. and then that great november evening, we had that great, great night. and the polls closed at 7:00.
and usually they have to take hours. sometimes at least, even if it is big, they take half an hour. the texas polls have closed. usually if it is closed it takes hours. if it is not so close, it takes a long time. they go ladies and gentlemen, the polls have closed in the state of texas. donald trump has won the state of texas. [cheers and applause] pres. trump: right? donald trump. the polls have closed in utah. remember the guy with the shaved head? he was going to be my competition. even hillary beat him. now he is on these talk shows knocking the hell out of me. even hillary beat this guy in utah. hillary came in second. i came in first by a lot, but
that was another one, too close to call. except, ladies and gentlemen, utah, the polls have closed. donald trump has won the state of utah. and we won by a lot. we won by a lot. and we won florida and we won south carolina and we won we won north carolina and we won pennsylvania. we won a lot. remember these phony people? there is no way to get to 270. gotta get to 270. so i kept going to maine, i love maine. it is cut in half. i went there four or five times. they got me up to 269. couldn't get to 270. i won, by the way. i won maine, too. i got one. went went there, and i
there a lot. that's the beautiful thing about the electoral college. you go everywhere. and winning the popular vote would be much easier. i would rather have that. i would go to four states and relax. i went to 21 states. [applause] pres. trump: it's true. i used to believer. it is like you are a track star. you are working out for the hungered -- the hundred yard dash or the mile. it is a different form of training. we did great. they said, you cannot get to 270. they were right. we got to 306. [cheers and applause] pres. trump: after decades of economic surrender, i have taken historic action to confront china's rampant treating abuses and we have made great progress,
and our relationship with china is fantastic and great things are happening. you watch. they get it now. they get it and a lot of good things are happening. we are replacing nafta. disastrous. to me, i used to call it the worst trade deal in history. i think the world trade, wto, real beauty, the world trade organization. that is a real beauty. they consider china a developing nation. and because you are a developing nation, they consider china to be a developing nation. and because they are developing they get tremendous -- and we wrote them letters. we don't consider them to be a developing nation. we don't consider india to be a developing -- because they are ripping us off. and we did not win any cases at the two. on.w we juston $7.5 billi and we have won a lot of cases.
we didn't win anything for years practically. now we have won a lot of cases. you know why? i will leave it they don't treat us fairly. they know it. and then the piggy bank is gone. where they all robbed from. we are replacing the nafta disaster. and we have to get this crazy nancy pelosi to put this up for a vote. we have to get her. and the usmca is a giant victory for texas farmers, ranchers, manufacturers, workers, and oil. the democrats should pass it. overwhelmingly, they will. but nancy has to put it up for a vote. do nothing democrats. they are do nothing. nowhere is the democrat betrayal of our nation more dramatic than on immigration. debates -- did you see these debates? do you believe what i am competing with? i don't know, when i had to
compete with ted cruz, that was brutal. he was the national debate champion. story i have never told. i never did that before. i ran for office. all of a sudden i'm supposed to be debating tomorrow night. i said, who are these people? hell, i don't know all of them. i contributed to a lot of them. they used to treat me nicely when i contributed to them. not so nice when i was there opponent. -- their opponent. i said let me see, i want to see, who are these people? i have never debated. my whole life has been a debate. but i never debated like with a podium and this and that. i said, who are they? we had 17 people. plus me. we had 18. it was actually not 17, it was 18. remember? gilmore? nobody remembers him. [laughter] pres. trump: but we had 18 people. i said, who are these people? are they any good at debating?
and i hired a debate coach. and he lasted for about 10 minutes. i said, this guy knows less than i do. he didn't know anything. he didn't know anything. it's true. he said never, ever interrupt while they are speaking. i said, ok, coach, put me in, coach. and after a couple of those statements, you cannot beat ted cruz if you do not interrupt him. it is impossible. but my first -- it is true. so i said, let me see the cards. let me see the whole thing. i want to see it. i need help. i'm going to be debating in front the millions of people. everyone is saying, do you think trump is going to be able to debate professionally? i said let me see these cards. he was president of his class. one guy was a good debater in college. he was this, he was ok. but they give me the first card, ted cruz.
and it says, national debate champion from princeton. is that right? and then, national debate champion from harvard. i said to my wife, first lady, potentially, i said, i've got a problem. i said some of these guys are ok. they were only president of the class. almost all of them ran for president of the class. i never did. i liked playing baseball better. [cheers and applause] pres. trump: but i said, melania, and i called ivanka, i called my kids, i go i have a problem. ted cruz was the national debate -- he was the number one guy in college. he was the number one guy in college. i beat a guy who
is that good in debating? but we came out ok. he was tough. smart as hell and tough. tough. [applause] pres. trump: good man. but it is true. the first card i looked at, ted cruz. he was literally -- i mean, national debate, he was the best in all of college and law school. and he is a talented guy. in recent debates, you see these people up there. they are not ted cruz, believe me. hey ted, you should turn democrat. you would win in that group. no? i don't think so. every single democrat candidate for president raised their hand in favor of giving free health care to all illegal aliens. [crowd booing] pres. trump: they want to give more to illegal aliens than they
give to american citizens. you see that. as president, i will never allow the democrats to take away your health care dollars. and give them to people that are in our country illegally. can't do it. [cheers and applause] pres. trump: in fact, i just signed an executive action to protect american health care benefits for all american citizens. among those hardest hit by illegal immigration are millions of illegal immigrants right here in texas, including millions of hard-working mexican-americans who pay by the rules, pay their taxes, follow our laws, and strengthen our communities. [cheers and applause] whether you are a first generation or 10th generation, and every american
citizen, and you do, you have been treated badly, but you are not being treated badly anymore. we got rate of the individual mandate from crazy obamacare. every american citizen deserves a government that defend your jobs, your safety, your family, your borders, and is always loyal to you for a change. we are loyal to you. my administration has reduced illegal border crossings by 60% 60% since may. and that's with no help from the democrats. they will not close up the loopholes. they will not close the loopholes. we could do it in 15 minutes. and we are building the wall. and we are doing all of these things. but the democrats will not close the loopholes. you know what the loopholes are, right? how about catch and release. you catch them. you say hello darling, how are you? could you give us your name and
phone number? they don't have a phone. could you give us your address? they don't want to have an address. it is in honduras. can you please give us your address? they can't. they say, that is ok, we catch and we release. and they go into our country. and then we are getting them out of the country. and you know what? some are very good people. some are unbelievably dangerous and bad people. and we are focusing on the bad and they're getting the hell out of the country, ok? while we are fighting for shared priorities, the american people, the democrat party has never been farther outside of the mainstream. they have gone nuts. every democrat running for president is pushing a health care agenda that would utterly eviscerate medicare. my administration will always protect medicare for our beloved seniors. and we will protect patients
with pre-existing conditions. [cheers and applause] pres. trump: our ambitious campaign to reduce the price of prescription drugs has produced the largest decline in drug prices in over 51 years. people don't talk about it. the press will not talk about it. we have news conferences. we tell them this, they will not put it in print. you have no idea how dishonest the media is. you have no idea how. [crowd booing] pres. trump: virtually every top democrat also now supports late-term abortion, ripping babies straight from the mother's womb right up until the moment of birth. [crowd booing] pres. trump: and that crackpot governor from virginia executes the baby after birth.
you saw that, right? after birth. you remember that one from last year. that is why i have asked congress to prohibit late-term abortions. because republicans believe that every child is a sacred gift from god. [cheers and applause] pres. trump: democrats are now the party of crazy politicians, high taxes, high crime, open borders, late-term abortion, socialism, and blatant corruption. they are corrupt like schiff is corrupt, he is corrupt. the republican party is the party of the american worker, the american family, and the american dream. [cheers and applause] it is also the
party of honest abe lincoln, we forget that. we got to use that more often, don't you think? honest abe. i liked honest abe. we confirmed -- he said honest donald, thank you. play that to them. you are right. we have confirmed 152 federal judges to apply the laws written, including two supreme court justices, neil gorsuch and brett kavanaugh. [cheers and applause] know, when iyou got into office, they say the most important thing a president can do -- i actually say it is defense. but they say it is the appointment of federal judges. always when you get in there are none. how many do you have? i have none. none. so i got in and i said how many federal judges do i have? 142 federale
judges. i said you don't understand the question. that's impossible. that would mean president obama didn't appoint 142 judges. you get none. or you're doing a bad job as president because you're representing a different philosophy. very different. so i came i said no, no, no. check it again. then they said 138. they came back and said actually, 142, we were right the first time. 142 judges. within two months, we will have john and ted and all of these great congressmen, we will have passed 182 federal judges. [cheers and applause] pres. trump: and then they say obama, wasn't he such a
wonderful president? how are you a wonderful president -- how are you a wonderful president when the most important thing you can do, you handed over to the republicans 142? how is that good? how is that good? if i were a democrat, i wouldn't be too happy about that number. and we'll have a record number of judges by the time our term is over in 16 years, maybe 20. [cheers and applause] pres. trump: i'm only kidding, because every time i do that they say see, he's assuming control. we have this crazy guy on television. and he goes, you know, he's talking to a guest, he goes, you know he's going to win, don't you? you know he's going to win. i mean, we've done a good job. he should be happy. but he said our military, our schools, our this, everything -- he goes you know he is going to win.
we are going to fight, we're going to fight. no no, he's going to win. and he's never leaving. you know that, don't you? he's never leaving. he's never leaving. he's never going to leave. [cheers and applause] pres. trump: and i thought this whacko was kidding. he's a comedian. i thought he was kidding. he's serious. he really believes that. veterans, v.a.he choice and v.a. accountability for these great people. they've been trying to pass it for almost 50 years. they couldn't get it done. but those guys right there and me, we got it done. and to protect america's security, i withdrew the united states from the horrible, one-sided iran nuclear deal. i recognized israel's true capital and opened the american
embassy in jerusalem. and we also recognized israeli sovereignty over the golan heights. for years, we watched as your politicians apologized for america. you have seen it many times. oh, i am so sorry. now you have a president who is standing up for america and standing up for your great state of texas. [cheers and applause] pres. trump: you must never forget. the 2020 election is about one thing, and it is coming up fast. it is about you. one thing. it's about you. i am doing this for you. we had in 2016, i believe it was
maybe the greatest election. i guess george washington was good. but that was easy. by the way, he did even better percentage-wise in judges and i did. he had 100%. but we could have 50%. that is not bad. and i had many more than he had. so i guess you have to give george washington -- what do you think, ted, you have to give him something. honest abe, that was a pretty good election. andrew jackson was a good election. but we had among the greatest elections of all time. but we have to now cement that election. we have to cement it. and once we do it is going to be very hard to take this beautiful experiment apart. very hard. [cheers and applause] it is allp: because about your family. it is all about your future. futureis all about the
fate of our great country. help, we will lift millions of poor citizens from welfare to work, dependence to independence, and poverty brought -- poverty to prosperity. together we will relax -- we will elect a republican congress modern andafe, fair, lawful system of immigration. [cheers and applause] pres. trump: and by the way, thank you robert jeffers for being here, wherever you may be at this massive. wherever you are, robert. where izzy? -- where is he? he got up. he may not be the greatest. what a mouthpiece he has got. and he is a matter of god. and he said he may not be the greatest.
he may not be the most perfect christian. he may not know the bible as well as some of us. but he is a leader and i love donald trump. i said who is that guy? i love that guy. robert jeffers. where izzy? he's a great guy. got a big, big group of people on sunday mornings too, i can tell you. we will enact trade deals that result in more products proudly stamped with those beautiful words, that beautiful phrase, i love it, "made in the usa." we will achieve new breakthroughs in science and medicine, finding new cures for childhood cancer, and ending the the aids epidemic in in america in less than 10 years. we're doing that.
who would believe? we're doing that. and the previous administration spent no money on that. and we are spending a lot. who would have thought we would end, within 10 years, the aids epidemic in our country? who would've thought we would advance that? we will defend privacy, free speech, free assembly, religious liberty, and the right to keep and bear arms. [cheers and applause] pres. trump: above all, we will never stop fighting for the values that unite people all across our land and throughout the great state of texas. this is a great state. we support, protect, and defend the constitution of the united states. we stand with the incredible heroes of law enforcement. thank you. [cheers and applause] pres. trump: we believe in the
dignity of work and the sanctity of life. we believe that faith and family, not government and bureaucracy, are the true bedrocks of our society. we believe in the creeds of self-reliance, personal responsibility, and american independence. we believe that children should be taught to love our country, honor our history, and always respect our great american flag. [cheers and applause] pres. trump: loyal citizens like you helped build this country and together, we are taking back this country, our country. we love our country. we're returning power to you, the american people. that's what we've done.
from dallas to el paso, from houston to austin, from the red river to the rio grande, this state was settled by some of the toughest men and strongest women ever to walk on the face of the earth, texans. [cheers and applause] pres. trump: this is the state where william travis, james bowie, and davy crockett made their last stand at the alamo. this is the state where a small band of patriots at the battle of gonzales, armed with a single cannon, stand down a foreign army and declared, come and take it. [cheers and applause]
[crowd chanting "usa"] pres. trump: and texas is the state where generations of farmers, ranchers, pioneers, and oil workers built a life and a home with their own two, beautiful hands. they didn't have a lot of money. they didn't have a lot of luxury. but they all had one thing in common. they loved their families. they loved their country. and they loved their god. [cheers and applause] pres. trump: these courageous texas patriots did not shed their blood, sweat, and tears,
so that we could sit at home while others tried to erase their legacy, demolish their our liberty, and destroy our proud american heritage. we will never, ever allow that to happen. 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. we are one movement, one people, one family, and one glorious nation under god. and together, we will make america wealthy again. we will make america proud again.
we will make america strong again. we will make america safe again. and we will make america great again. thank you, texas. thank you. [cheers and applause] announcer: c-span's washington journal -- live every day with news and policy issues that impact you. coming up monday morning, we will preview the week ahead in andington with jason d. --na, and robust iscussing campaign 2020. be sure to watch c-span's washington journal live at 7:00
monday morning. join the discussion. c-span hosts a conversation next week with some republican candidates against president trump starting at 8:00 eastern on c-span. executive director of republicans for the rule of law, which is what? sarah: well, we're a group of republicans that started in late 2017, really around trying to protect the mueller investigation from political interference, but obviously we have found that there is a need for republicans to stand up for the rule of law on a lot of fronts, whether it is trump's abuse of power, his self-enrichment, but essentially we're just a group of republicans who want to stand up for traditional republican values. we were always the rule of law party, and we see that not being