tv Campaign 2020 President Trump Holds Keep America Great Rally in Iowa CSPAN January 31, 2020 5:26am-6:59am EST
remembrance. kaddish, we of the affirm our faith in a higher power which endows us with the ability to learn from our past and to choose good over evil. >> from the holocaust museum in washington, d.c., a ceremony to honor holocaust victims, saturday at 5:00 p.m. eastern time on american history tv on c-span 3. ♪ >> victory is not winning for our party. victory is winning for our country. [applause] president trump delivers instead of the union address from the house chamber at live tuesday at 8:00 p.m. eastern my followed by the democratic response with michigan governor gretchen witmer and representative veronica escobar.
hello, des moines. it's great to be with you. i'm thrilled to be back in the american heartland with thousands of loyal, hard-working american patriots. [cheering] pres. trump: great people. november, we are going to defeat the radical socialist democrats that are right down the street. i don't even know. i told paul, new york times, can you believe? leave in 22 years from now, the new york times will be out of business. so a lot of others. see, they did a new york times poll in siena. of iowa. they had me pitted against
everyone of the socialists. we are winning by a lot, everyone. we're beating them all. [cheering] pres. trump: we are beating them all. we are beating them like they haven't been beaten before. crazye noises about their debates, nobody is watching the debates. it's all about their debates. they don't care about the farmer. everything out here, they love trump. you should love trump. we are going to win the great state of iowa. it's going to be a historic landslide. , your farms are going to hell. i can tell you right now. sell, sell. we love the farmers and the ranchers. we love the manufacturers. plenty of that in the state. it's a great state. you have a great governor.
[cheering] every day, we are achieving extraordinary victories for the citizens of the hawkeye state. the iowa unemployment rate has reached an all-time low in history. that's not bad. [cheering] pres. trump: that's not bad. oh, let's vote for pocahontas. let's vote for bernie. let's vote firstly be joe. -- four sleepy joe. [booing] pres. trump: he always gets the name wrong. how many times has he missed it? it's great to be in the great state of ohio. they say, joe, you are in iowa. you can't do that. no matter how great you speak come if you are winston churchill, if you make that mistake at the beginning of your speech, it's over. you might as well wrap it up.
there's the fake news. [booing] they would: absolutely destroy you. you can't do that. you can't do that, sleepy joe. you have these people. how to that how about buttigieg? they call him mayor pete. note -- nobody can pronounce his name. nobody has any idea. he presides over a city that has failed. it is doing so badly. the state is having the greatest year they've ever had. they have a great governor. .hey had a great governor the great state of indiana. that work going down the line. let's not talk about them. what happened to many mike?
rizzi? he's not running. he is skipping four or five states. working righte now in iowa than ever before. think of it. yesterday, we replace the nafta disaster with the incredible, brand-new u.s.-mexico-canada agreement. [cheering] pres. trump: the usmca -- do you have a hard time with that one? memory is a great thing. i have always had a great memory. memory is a great thing. having a great memory. sometimes you take little clues. usmca. thank you, darling, i love you too. [cheering] pres. trump: where is that person? [booing] -- [cheering]
pres. trump: look at that. what a good, strong voice. >> [inaudible] [cheering] pres. trump: thank you. you know how you remember it? the song. i just walked in on it. when you are having a hard time, just think of the song, "ymca." usmca. it is a massive win for iowa workers and farmers. it's a massive win. it creates fairness with canada, it creates fairness with mexico. probably the biggest reason iran ran was the unfair trade i have seen. one after one, china, mexico, canada, japan, south korea, we have made all of these deals and we have plenty left over. [cheering]
europe, europe, europe is next. i wanted to finish china before we started on europe. i like to do them one at a time. you know? one at a time. i am a very organized person. weeks ago, we signed a terrific new trade agreement with china that will boost american agriculture by $50 billion every year. [cheering] pres. trump: and many other businesses like manufacturing, banking, finance. overall, 250 billion. you know, with the farmers. i have a place in my heart for the farmers. ambassadornd saw lighthizer who was in charge who was fantastic. he was getting ready for the final deal. i asked sonny perdue, what is the biggest number that china
has ever done with the farmers? he said, $16 billion. last year, $16 billion. this was two years ago. they targeted you. now we are friends with china. maybe we have never had a better relationship. we are working with them very closely on the coronavirus. we are working with them very, very closely. we only have five people. hopefully everything will be great. they have somewhat of a problem. hopefully it will all be great. we are working with china and other countries very closely. it is something we have to be very careful with. right? [applause] pres. trump: i said to sonny perdue, secretary of agriculture. what is the number? and you were targeted. i don't blame china. they are smart. they targeted trump states. iowa, nebraska, wisconsin.
they targeted. the farmers came to see me and they said, sir, you have to do what is right. when the fake news would interview farmers, they would say, no, he is doing the right thing. it should have been done years ago. [cheering] pres. trump: it should have been done years and years ago. [cheering] pres. trump: you could not have made it because there was too much money. 16 billion. i put a 25% tariff on everything coming in from china. then more tariffs on things beyond that. we took in billions and billions and billions of dollars. then what happened when i heard about the farmers?
i saw the farmers in the white house. they came to see me. 36 farmers. they say, we do not want anything. i said, what do you mean? everybody wants money. they said, we just want a level playing field. i never forgot it. they said, we don't want anything. we just want a level playing field. we've been treated badly for years. [applause] i said, you have not been given a level playing field for years. for decades. we will give you the level list est field you've ever had. in the meantime, i will give you $12 billion out of these tens of billions of dollars we are collecting. don't worry, we had plenty left over. i will give you 12 billion for the year before. i will give you 16 billion for
this year. $28 billion over that short time. you were able to actually thrive. i told sonny, i want to take care of the small farmers, too. not just the big monsters. i want to take care of everyone. [applause] pres. trump: right? i never forgot when cnn, they go around interviewing the farmers, they could never find anyone saying anything bad about trout. -- trump. they go into diners. what do you think about trump, isn't it terrible? they would say, no, they are doing -- he is doing what should have been done 20 years ago. [cheering] pres. trump: now you people are going to make so much money. you are not going to do -- you know what? just relax. take it easy. put it away. enjoy your life. you're going to make a lot of money. you're going to make a lot of
money. we have never had, because they respect us now. they didn't respect us. we have never had a better relationship with china. it is a beautiful story. [cheering] pres. trump: the whole world respects us now. we are respected again. america is respected again. [cheering] pres. trump: we are fighting for products made in america and grown right here in this great state of iowa. [cheering] pres. trump: to keep america safe, we rebuilt the united states military. it is now stronger, more powerful, more lethal than ever before. we have brand-new equipment. it was all built here in the usa. [cheering] pres. trump: thanks to the
courage of american heroes, the isis caliphate has been totally destroyed and its founder and its founder -- its founder and leader is dead. [cheering] pres. trump: crazy nancy pelosi said, do not call him an animal, he is a human being. no, he is an animal. he is an animal. [cheering] pres. trump: two weeks ago, the military delivered another historic win for american justice. our brave warriors launched a flawless precision strike that killed the world's number one terrorist. [cheering] he was the: mastermind of the roadside bomb. he loved roadside bombs.
when you see great soldiers of our country and other countries walking around, they don't have legs, arms, you see them walking around or riding around, these people have the greatest energy. i go to walter reed and see them. a young man, his legs were blown off. how are you doing? i want to get back. the spirit of these people. it may even top the farmers. [cheering] pres. trump: he was responsible more than anyone else, 90%, they say, of these roadside bombs. he was responsible. he took a hard hit. [cheering] pres. trump: he was responsible for murdering and maiming thousands and thousands of americans. and hundreds and thousands of other people.
not acceptable. he was actively planning new attacks, but we ended his bloody rampage. [cheering] pres. trump: yet washington democrats like crazy bernie and nancy pelosi opposed our decision to eliminate him. and to save american lives. that had a tremendous impact. while we are proudly creating jobs and killing terrorists, congressional democrats are consumed with partisan rage and obsessed with a witch hunt hoax. [booing] pres. trump: we are having probably the best years we have ever had in the history of our country. and i just got impeached. can you believe these people? [booing]
pres. trump: they impeach trump. the best trade deals, the strongest military, we took care of the vets. we have accountability for the vets. accountability. we get all the things. and they impeach a president. no, that will not work. watch. just watch. [cheering] pres. trump: they want to nullify your ballots, poison our democracy, and overthrow the entire system of government. that is not happening, i can tell you that. [cheering] pres. trump: washington democrats have spent the last three years trying to overturn the last election. why am i not worried? i should be worried. remember nixon, it was a dark time. like, wow, think about it. with clinton, it was not good. they say with johnson, a long time ago, none of us remember, it was a very dark time.
this is a happy period for us. [cheering] [chants of u.s.a.!] pres. trump: it is a happy period because we call this impeachment light. [laughter] pres. trump: crazy schiff. shifty schiff. [booing] pres. trump: he is a sick puppy. he is a sick puppy. today, i hit my highest poll numbers since i got elected. [cheering] pres. trump: the american people and people all over the world know it is a hoax. they understand that. they know it is a hoax. we have a great party, the
republican party. they know what is going on. they know what's going on. they will treat us very rarely. -- fairly. the democrats are trying to overturn the last election. we will make sure that they face another crushing defeat. [cheering] pres. trump: november 3, mark it off. november 3, mark it off. was that a great day? 2016. [cheering] pres. trump: remember? he is not going to do well with this group. i did well. he is not going to do well with this group. i won that group. he will not do well here or there. even the exit polls. you know what they did not know? when people are leaving, they are always very accurate. who are you voting for? i am voting for trump or clinton.
who are you voting for? i am voting for trump or clinton. but this time something happened. >> [inaudible] pres. trump: [laughter] i like that idea. [cheering] pres. trump: wouldn't we like to run against her? who is tougher, her, crazy bernie, biden, buttigieg? who would be the toughest? buttigieg? [booing] pres. trump: i don't know, maybe we take another crack at crazy hillary, would that be ok? [cheering] pres. trump: she was so easy. remember deplorables?alking they said that is terrible. but she said another word that was worse. irredeemables. i said, she is in trouble.
she said our people are irredeemable. it was not that word that caught on. it was deplorable. the next day i am speaking in and women are walking around, i am deplorable. i think she made a bad speech last night. irredeemable, remember? she called them deplorable and irredeemable. me being so brilliant, i said, i think that will get her. a lot of things got her, like lack of ability. together we are going to win back the house. we are going to hold the senate. and we are going to keep that beautiful, gorgeous, incredible white house. [cheering]
people don't realize this is a lot of work. i just left michigan. michigan is booming now because of me. i met with prime minister abe. i said you have to do something, you have these massive deficits for our country. you have to open up plants in michigan. countries are coming in from all over the world. they are coming to michigan, iowa, they are buying your stuff again. they are going to ohio, pennsylvania, south carolina. florida. they are all coming back. i ran on the issue of trade. i used to say, how do we allow
these companies to close and fire everyone? go to another country? mexico, or wherever it may be? make the product and sell the product into our country. who the hell would allow this to happen? who would allow it to happen? i went to south korea and said, we have to make a new deal. we are protecting them, all these things. they gave us $500 million. that is nothing compared to what they have to do. they will pay more. they made a trade deal with the united states. hillary clinton was in charge of the deal. and she said it is going to produce. we renegotiated the deal. now we have a good deal. [cheering] this deal is going to produce 250,000 jobs. for south korea.
she did not lie. she lied about a lot of other things. but she didn't lie. how is she taking her defeat? ok? remember the debate? do you promise, if you lose, that you will support the winner? i did not exactly say yes. i did not say yes. i got like 68% there. i feel badly because it is too late for her to get in.
i think sleepy joe, crazy bernie, i don't even want to put buttigieg in. i think they would be tougher than her. the good people of iowa have had a front row seat to the lunacy and the madness of the totally sick left. some people are not allowed to say the democrat party because it does not sound good. i don't think the way it sounds good. i'm not looking to have them look good. today's democrat party is run by left-wing extremists who want to massively raise your taxes, increase regulations, cancel your health plan, raise medicare, shutdown american energy, destroy your social
security. [booing] eliminate religious freedom. punish free speech. confiscate your guns. abolish your borders. and indoctrinate america's children with hateful, left-wing ideology. other than that, they are ok. this election is a choice between american freedom and democratic socialism. the democrats will lose because america will never be a socialist country. [cheering] we can't do it. [chants of u.s.a!]
pres. trump: they are all watching tonight, sitting in their hotel room right down the street. they are looking at this crowd. the press never talks about my crowds. in new jersey, we had sign-ups for 175,000 people. we had an arena that held about 9000 people. we could've sold it out many different times. they do not talk about that. they say, donald trump. if bernie or sleepy joe had a crowd that was so slow, they would set up a roundtable. they were in a gymnasium.
people were being asked, what do you think of socialism? they said, i just want to be here to watch a speech. they never mention crowds. they never mentioned anything. usmca, the biggest trade deal ever signed in the history of the world. it barely got any mention. they talk about the impeachment hoax. all of the other stuff. but the trade deal that will change our country, bring growth. growth will be astronomical. in the papers and on the fake
news cable shows, nbc is horrible. the nbc nightly news is terrible. people don't watch it like they used to because they don't believe it. cnn, total fake stuff. their camera just went off. that always happens. americans across the political spectrum were disgusted by the washington democrats, the partisan hoaxes, the witch
hunts, the con jobs. they do not love our country. you look at nancy pelosi's district in san francisco. it was so beautiful and now it is a disgrace. needles all over the place, i will not get into it. washing down into the ocean. on to their beaches. people living in tents if they are lucky. living on their most importance entryways into what was a great city. what has happened? all she does is work on the hoax. these people are very bad for our country. we have to take back the house of representatives. [cheering] registered democrats and independents are leaving the
democrat party in droves. and we are welcoming these people to the republican party with wide open arms. we are thrilled to be joined tonight by a lot of your great leaders. i will not mention all of the names. one they do not mind is governor kim reynolds. come up, kim, come up. [cheering] also first gentleman kevin reynolds. >> do we love him?
are we going to win iowa for president trump? yes. four more years! [crowd chanting four more years!] >> on february 3, we are going to caucus. on november 3, we are going to vote. and on november 4, we are going to celebrate four more years of president trump! pres. trump: great job. thank you. she was driving me a little bit batty. what about ethanol? i said, kim, i am doing a lot for that. we want ethanol. we want biofuel.
she is asking for things i never heard of. we got them all. whatever she wanted. by the way, joni ernst and the great chuck grassley are right now in washington fighting for fairness. fighting the hoax. fighting for all of us. they called and said, do you mind if we do not go tonight? i said, i want you to be where you are. they are fighting for us. they are great people. [cheering] chuck grassley, joni ernst, they would call and say, we have to help our farmers. the speaker of the iowa house of representatives, a man with really fantastic genes, although
you had an ex-governor here who had great genes. this is representative pat grassley. those two young men have the greatest genes anyone has ever had for politics. [cheering] his father is the ambassador to china. do think he is happy? i think he is happy. great governor. longest-running governor in history. we have the chairman of the republican party of iowa.
[cheering] that is pretty good. we have a great football player from iowa, matt whitaker. >> thank you. how much do we love this president? how much do we love the state of iowa? so much. this is an incredibly special place. i met my husband here in des moines. i love being back in iowa. we are sorry you had so many crazy liberal democrats running around here the last year. the good news is it will not matter. at the end of the day, this guy will still be our president. [cheering]
thank you very much. god bless you. pres. trump: thank you. very popular. she was a terrific person. great person. thanks to republican leadership, america now has the hottest economy anywhere on the planet. not even close. every prime minister, president, king, queen, dictator, they all say, how do you do it? the truth is, we have certain advantages. we have the greatest people in the world. since the election, we have created 7 million new jobs. the average unemployment rate under my administration is lower than any previous administration in the history of our country. [cheering]
african-american, hispanic american, and asian american unemployment rates have reached the lowest levels ever recorded. more than 2 million millennials, young, great people with a lot of future, they have jobs and their wages have around by -- have grown by nearly 5% annually. that is a record. [cheering] another record is that between the ages of 25 and 34, people are now working. that is a record. [cheering] under the so-called trump economy, the lowest paid earners are reaping the fastest gains of any group. that is a great thing.
this is a blue-collar boom. that is a good thing. earnings for the bottom 10% are rising faster than earnings for the top 10% for the first time ever. median household income is at an all-time high. two and half years, not three. two and a half years, including the tax cuts, which are massive. and all of the regulatory cuts and other things you have gotten. $10,000. it is unthinkable.
it is one of the reasons the economy is doing so well. let the people down the road tell you about that. those tractors that i told you to buy, they will be 60 years old if they have anything to do with it. they will be old, tired, exhausted. your land will be exhausted. you will be exhausted. we ended the war on american energy. the u.s. is now the number one producer of oil and natural gas anywhere on earth. by far. we are also proudly promoting american ethanol. [cheering] biofuel, also. the socialist democrats want to shut down american energy.
they support representative ocasio-cortez. [booing] i cannot even believe it. the green new deal, which would crush our farms, destroy our wonderful cows. i love cows. they want to kill our cows. that means you are next. they want to wipe out iowa ethanol. but we will never let that side get in. that is the least of it.
i don't want to attack the green new deal. they might change it. i said, it should be studied carefully. we should look at it closely. i don't want to talk about it until two months before the election. they don't tell you how totally insane it is. how about this crazy senator from hawaii? she said she was totally in favor of the green new deal. that would mean there are no more airplanes. they started screaming at her and hawaii. how the hell are we going to get to hawaii? they fly around and brand-new gulfstreams all over the place.
what time is my plane taking off? they are talking about the carbon footprint. jobs and investment are now rushing into newly designated opportunity zones right here in iowa. rich people are investing vast amounts of money. senator tim scott came into my office and said, i have an idea i've wanted to do for years. but we have never had a president who could pull it off. we did it and there is nothing anyone has ever seen like this. money is being poured into these communities. what is happening is incredible. politicians ran for office promising to protect workers and farmers.
but then they went to washington and looked at those beautiful marble columns and the gorgeous ceilings, the way they used to build the buildings. they don't build them like that anymore. we are building a wall. over 100 miles long already and moving fast. they went to washington and they sold you out. that is what happened. globalist politicians allowed other countries to rob our workers and ransacked our communities. but the era of economic surrender is over. now we are finally putting america first. [cheering]
[chants of u.s.a.!] pres. trump: before i took office, washington looked the other way while china stole our secrets. those secrets were being stolen. many other places where stealing your secrets. our new agreement with china will protect our intellectual property and pry open vast new markets for american beef, poultry, pork, seafood, rice, dairy, and so much more. [cheering]
it is true, china is so big. 1.5 billion people. we are just touching it. you have the best product in the world. if it all works out, it will keep expanding. $250 billion will end up being much, much more than that. [cheering] when we were signing, we were almost finished. i asked, how much are the farmers getting? the ambassador said, we put $20 billion. i said, make it $50 billion.
even people said, we cannot produce that much. i said, that is a good problem. i said you better make it 50. [cheering] i said you better make it 50. i want those farmers to come back and say, sir, we cannot do it. we cannot produce that much. i don't think that would ever happened. i said, they will figure a way. the usmca is another colossal victory for american agriculture, like you have never had before. we suffered for a year and a half.
they said, don't ever use the word subsidy. it will increase total agriculture exports by more than $2 billion annually. think of that. including the huge dairy and iowa dairy and pork and poultry alone. $2 billion just in those small fields. [cheering] little that small grouping where you were doing nothing. it is called promises made, promises kept. [cheering] promises made. last time i came, i never did this before. i never ran, so they all said, you cannot do this. whatever happened, happened. one by one they started dropping out. then i was left with one,
hillary clinton. that worked out very nice. he cannot get to 270. remember? 270. electoral college. he cannot get to 270. i went to maine. it's got one point. one. i went there a lot. many times. everyone said, they kept giving me maybe, if you have a great night, 269. but 269 loses. but i got 306. [cheering] they were right. you cannot get to 270. you can get to 306. in the eight years before my election, net farm income plummeted. if you look at a chart, for 15 years, it is like a roller coaster ride.
soybeans, take a look at it all. it was a one-way street. everybody was ripping off the american farmer. now you will see numbers that will be great. look at even what has happened recently. it is incredible what is going on. i love it. because you deserve it. you suffered a lot. were stupid.hat they were stupid. under three years of my administration, net farm income has already gone up nearly 50% and will now be rising even faster. are you going to vote for bernie? you going to vote for bernie? here i am on the debate stage. net income has gone up for the farmers 50%. how the hell do i lose this debate? based on the polls, i guess i'm not going to lose in the state or any other state. [cheering]
this is really true all over the country. this is happening all over, not just iowa. illegal immigration costs our nation hundreds of billions of dollars, drains public services, overcrowds our schools and hospitals, and threatens innocent american lives at a number that you would not even believe. but we have it closed up. we have a lot of great people. right here in des moines, a twice deported illegal alien was charged with shooting and killing a woman, an 11-year-old daughter, and her five-year-old son. in this region of the county alone, 4000 illegal aliens were charged or convicted of robbery, rape, and murder.
people would come in by the hundreds of thousands. we have no idea who they are. many are fine people and all of that, but some are stone cold rapists and murderers and people that their countries don't want. guatemala, honduras, el salvador, and even mexico. right now we have a love affair with mexico because the democrats wouldn't give us what we needed, mexico is great, they put up 27,000 soldiers on our southern border. the numbers are plummeting. 87% down. so the president of mexico is doing a great job. and we ended catch and release. do you think that was easy?
you catch a criminal, you take their number, and you release them and they never come back. we say come back, please, in three years. come back if you don't mind in three years. we released them into our country. we totally ended it. catch and release. may we please have your address and your phone number? welcome to the united states. now we are going to release you. in three point five years we will schedule a court appearance for you. you are supposed to be perry mason, you take them to court. other countries they catch you at the border and say sorry, you've got to get out. we say, can i have your
information, we are taking you to court. today's democrat party vilifies the heroes of law enforcement and pledges to dissolve immigration control entirely. they want open borders. they want hundreds of thousands of people to flow into our country. and some of those people are stone cold killers. some of those people in the caravans. i came up with that name. they don't give me credit for anything. they don't give me credit for fake news. [booing] they turn the term around. left-wing politicians even support deadly sanctuary cities that release criminal aliens directly into american communities.
we don't want them. in new york city, the sanctuary policy recently forced the release of an alien charged with murder. after being set free, he brutalized and murdered someone. wouldn't give him to the ice warriors, who are very tough and they love our country. [cheering] they are taking ms 13 gang members, they are about as tough as you get. they are taking them out of our country by the thousands. by the thousands. that's a tough job, but they love to do it. sanctuary city policies are immoral and lethal and they really are something that has to be stopped.
they have to be stopped now. thankfully here in iowa, your great republican governor, sometimes referred to as governor reynolds, signed a statewide ban on sanctuary cities. thank you, kim. that is why we need to elect more republicans nationwide to end sanctuary cities in all 50 states. thank you, kim reynolds. [cheering] pres. trump: you know, i endorsed her. so i want to take full credit for the job she is doing. i endorsed her very early. she has done a great job. democrats stand for crime, corruption, and chaos. republicans stand for law, order, and justice.
we are finding the illegal gang members, drug dealers, and throwing them out of our country, ideally. we don't want to put them in prison because we have to pay for them for the next 50 years. but sometimes we have to, they are too dangerous and we have no choice. we have reduced illegal border crossings seven straight months in a row and they are getting lower. and shockingly, as that wall gets longer, the crossings get less. remember the democrats, you don't need a wall. you don't need it. seven years ago they all wanted a wall, they just didn't have the ability to build it. they couldn't figure it out, but i can figure it out. the problem was we couldn't get
the money, but we've got all the money we need now. and you know the last time they didn't really fight us on the wall. you know why? because they learned it's a really bad issue for them. but i made one mistake with the wall. i should have said we will never, ever build a wall. they would have given me so much money to build the wall. because i used to go, we will build the wall, and that was a mistake. wished should have said we will never, ever build a wall and they would have forced us to build it and i would have said ok. and by the way, in all due respect, you know who is going to pay for the wall, right?
through remittance, illegal aliens from mexico are going to pay for the wall. 100%. because when i say something, i mean it. i said i was going to build a wall. when you have a party that controls the house, you've got to end that. they said they picked up the house in 2018, but i didn't run in 2018. they picked up some seats. i didn't run, but i'm running this time, and we've got to take back the house. kevin mccarthy will be a great speaker of the house. watch. but getting something built when you have a party that controls one of the three, getting it built -- honestly, i don't want to brag. nobody else could have done it. and it's the real deal, it's the wall that border security wanted.
remember i thought i could just build concrete slabs but they didn't want it because you have to be able to see through it. this is the best version. it is really something. did you see the other day when drug dealers got caught and they couldn't get over it? we had to get the fire department because they couldn't get over it. it's very hot and very tough. it's a very hard panel to climb. they said it's anti-climb panel. ok, let's put it up. the wall is the top of the line. that's what they wanted. it's maximum and it's really doing a big trick. it's incredible.
99.9%, illegal crossings now are down 75% since last spring. and the powerful border wall, pretty soon we will be setting records and speed. it is going up very rapidly and you are seeing it all over and it's really going to be something. it would be nice if we didn't have to have it, but we have to have it. they said we could have drones. what are you going to do, drones flying around. and they know because they were all for it. now all of a sudden they are all against it. the drones are policing the wall. in terms of human trafficking, people don't even talk about it. the worst in the history of the
world, trafficking in women and children all over the world. the worst it has ever been. but when we have this border, it makes it very tough for them to come into the united states with women and with children stuffed in trunks in the back of a car. [cheering] and the washington democrats have never been more extreme. 132 congressional democrats have signed up for bernie sanders government health care to take over health care that would strip all of those 180 million rate americans of your private coverage. you want that. you got great deals. you are able to negotiate, keep your doctor, keep everything you wanted. now they want to take it away.
report to an operating room when you have a cold at your local hospital. i don't think so. i'm not going to knock it because i want bernie to bring it right up to the end and we will debate it the day before the election. we are saving your health care while socialist democrats are trying to take away your health care. sleepy joe doesn't even know what he is talking about. honestly, that poor guy is so lost. it was over for him a long time ago. now it's really over. we are making health care better and cheaper. we got rid of the individual mandate, the most unpopular -- which essentially killed obamacare. and we are protecting people with pre-existing conditions, and we always will, the republican party. we are stopping surprise medical billing and making everything
totally transparent, and i signed it already. everything now is going to transparency for hospitals, doctors, everybody has to tell you how much things are costing. watch those prices come down. i have an expert on health care. he said transparency because it is a big deal. transparency is bigger than health care because you will see prices tumbling like you wouldn't believe. people go in for a blood test and get charged $2700. down the road they get the same exact test for $57. it's crazy. you watch. a real expert said this is bigger than health care. unfortunately, it won't really start kicking in until after the election.
you better let me win. can you imagine? i did transparency, and then i'm going to watch somebody else says didn't he do a great job of transparency? i want the credit for that one. we are buying cheaper drugs from other countries. we are defending your right to keep the doctor, we are defending your right to keep your plan. remember obama, 28 times, you can keep your doctor. you can also keep your plan. you can keep it, you can keep. 28 times he lied. we should impeach him.
essentially it is totally different because of individual mandate because that really took the guts out of it. do we run it well or do we run it poorly? if we run it poorly, everybody's going to blame me. if we run it well, everyone will give me the credit. we will have the best health care of any country in the world. we are fighting the lobbyists and the special interests, in case you didn't notice. thanks to our bold reforms we are now offering health plans that are 60% cheaper than obamacare. we are offering a lot of different things. and we have just passed recently, 10 months ago, right to trial. you know what that is. that is people who are terminally ill and they cannot
use medicine. they been trying to pass this for almost 50 years. we have the greatest doctors, labs, hospitals in the world. they come up with the medicines but it has to go through the fda procedure. they won't let you use it. now i have you sign an agreement you're not going to sue the united states, and they can use it. you have no idea the results that are taking place. you have no idea. you have no idea the results. for me, it was simple. i said, wait a minute, you are worried about hurting somebody. these people are dying. they are terminally ill. they are admitting they are terminally ill, and you won't let them use a drug that may work. let them use the drug, and we are letting them use the drug, and it's working in a lot of cases.
we have transformed veterans health care, including be a choice, the best. i think i am a totally brilliant human being. so i came up with a plan. i came up with this idea because everybody kept coming up to me and saying it's really terrible what is happening with health care. we are waiting in line for two weeks, four weeks, seven weeks. they were terminally ill before they saw the doctor. so i came up with this incredible plan. only i could think of this. here's what you do. if you can't get to a doctor quickly, you go outside, go locally, you get yourself a doctor, we pay the bill. i went back and told my people,
do you have any idea how smart i am? they said we have known about that plan for 52 years, we just couldn't get it approved. i said too bad, i thought it was brilliant. but i got it approved and people are using it. and i know the people of i would don't care about this but we are making substantial investments in rural health. we are combating the opioid epidemic, drug overdose deaths have declined for the first time in nearly 31 years. that's a great thing. and our great first lady is helping us with that. that is such a big thing for melania. she is really involved. and we will never let the democrats give away your health
care to illegal immigrants, especially when we say come in, come in, we will give you health care. like in california, this wacky governor, he says come in, were going to give you health care, free education, we will give you a beautiful rolls-royce. one of the newscaster said donald trump said that the governor of california promised a rolls-royce to illegal immigrants. this was a lie and misrepresentation by president trump. they can't take a little humor. they can't take it. these people are sick. they are sick. they are sick people. and shifty schiff is a sick person. how my going to get him, he
didn't do anything wrong? what is sick guy he is. virtually every democrat supports late term abortion, ripping a baby from its mother's womb right up until the moment of birth. republicans believe that every child is a sacred gift from god. [cheering] democrats are now the party of high taxes, high crime, open
borders, late term abortion, socialism, and blatant corruption. the republican party is the party of the american worker, the american family, the american dream, and the late, great, abraham lincoln. remember i always said i can be more presidential than any other past president, other than perhaps abraham lincoln when he is wearing the hat. because it's easy to be presidential but i only have about three people in front of me. good evening, ladies and gentlemen. is everything ok in iowa? the world is ripping you off? there's not a thing i can do about that. we have to do it the right way. doing this takes far more talent than doing that.
doing that is very easy. this is not easy, especially when you just left michigan and you just left other places. and you have maniacs doing a number on you all the time. you've got the maniacs for three years. before i came down the escalator with our future first lady, these people are maniacs. so you are fighting that and you are doing farm bills. we got your farm bill approved, by the way. i don't even mention that but it's peanuts compared to the china deal. republicans are fighting for citizens from every background and every race, religion, color, and creed. it's true.
remember i used to say, what do you have to lose? the worst in crime, the worst in education. they got 10 different things, all horrible. one day i'm in front of this tremendous group of people and i'm reading this list. african-americans have the highest crime rate, the worst education, the worst schools. stay with me because you were with the democrats for 100 years or more. stay with me. what the hell do you have to lose? and you know what? remember that? and now they have the best employment and unemployment numbers. they have the best poverty numbers.
they have numbers that nobody would believe. it is so great to see it. youth unemployment, african-american. it's been great. we are asking all americans to join our incredible movement. we are a big tent and a big party with big, bold, beautiful ideas for the future. we are what the country was based on originally. it was called greatness. and during national school choice week, we continue our fight to rescue children trapped in failing government schools. iowa became one of the first states to pass school choice. that was over 10 years ago. governor reynolds, senator ernst, senator grassley and more than 100 senators are supporting our plan to give school choice to every child in america who needs it.
it's a great thing. to give former prisoners second chance at life, we passed criminal justice reform. think of that. think of that. we had a lot of great conservatives who wanted it. liberals wanted. they couldn't get it passed. president obama even come close. he didn't try very hard. we have confirmed 191 federal judges who will interpret the constitution. and two great supreme court justices, by the way. two great ones. as part of my commitment to mmilitary, we secured an $8.5 million facility to support our iowa guardsmen at camp dodge, right here in des moines, iowa. right here, camp dodge.
i recognized israel's true capital and opened the american embassy in jerusalem. we recognized israeli sovereignty over the goal line heights. and yesterday we just released a historic new plan for peace and we will see if we can get that done. one of the toughest deals, but we have a shot at it. for years he watched as your politicians apologized for our country. they would say i'm sorry. now you have a president who is standing up for america and we are standing up for the great people of iowa. we are standing up for iowa. at stake in our present battle is the survival frankly of our nation.
i could make this speech really short. all i have to do is say hello, iowa. you have no choice, you have to vote for me. otherwise everything you have built for your entire life will be gone. goodbye, iowa. instead, i'm working my ass off up here. you think this is easy? [cheering] this room wasn't designed for this many people. if you want your children to inherit the blessings that generations of americans have fought and died for, then we must devote everything we have toward victory in november of 2020. we have to. and by the way, for those beautiful farmers that want to leave here, small forms or businesses to your children,
because of our great tax bill, the biggest tax cut in the history of our country, the biggest, that you benefit by. because of that, there is no death tax or inheritance tax anymore. i always say, if you love your children, that's a great thing. if you don't love your children, don't leave it to them. and that particular tax won't matter. is there anybody here that does not love their children? is there anybody here who loves their children? it is iowa, you love your children. in the old days, meaning before trump, what would happen, you would leave your farm, they would assess your farm for a tremendous amount, and they would end up losing the farm. and they did that to pay the tax.
now you can leave your farm and not pay inheritance tax in the state. so when you are looking down at your children, you say, did you get lucky. look at them, they are enjoying life. but in only this way can we save the america we love and drain the washington swamp once and for all. i had no idea it would be this sick and degenerated. it is a degenerate swamp. i had no idea the swamp was that people, but we are winning. we are winning because we are in the white house. and with your help, we will lift millions more of our citizens from dependence to independence and poverty to prosperity.
that's what is happening all over our country. together we will elect a republican congress to create a fair, safe, and lawful system of immigration. we will continue to enact new trade deals that result in more products made, raised, farmed, and grown right here in the usa. we will achieve new breakthroughs in science and medicine, finding new cures for childhood cancer and ending the finding new cures for childhood cancer and ending the aids epidemic in america in less than 10 years. we've already started. should have been started in the last administration. incredible. should have been started earlier, but we started it.
in less than 10 years, the aids epidemic will be eradicated, will be gone. who would have thought that was possible? when they came in and tell me that a couple of years ago, i said really? we will defend privacy, free speech, religious liberty, and the right to keep and bear arms. [cheering] pres. trump: in the state of virginia, they want to take your guns away. they want to take your guns away, the democrats. not going to happen. above all, we will never stop fighting for the sacred values that bind us together as one america. we are one great america. we support, protect, and defend the constitution of the united states. we stand with the incredible heroes of law enforcement.
we believe in the dignity of work and the sanctity of life. we believe that families and faith, not government bureaucracy are the true american way. we believe that children should be taught to love our country, honor our history, and to always respect our great american flag. and we live by the words of our national motto, in god we trust. we live by those words. in god we trust. good old cambridge. who is from cambridge? two people here. i will say it anyway.
from cambridge to council bluffs, from cedar rapids, where i made my last speech prior to the election, what a place. 32,000 people. i said i'm going to win tomorrow. from melbourne to morehead, and from davenport to right here in des moines, iowa, we stand on the shoulders of true red-blooded american heroes. this great state was founded by tough frontier men. these are tough people. anybody want to join ice? he says no thank you. and strong pioneer women who defied the dangers to carve out a life and a beautiful home with great families and great neighbors. they tamed the wilderness,
braved the elements, tilled the soil, planted the fields, and helped make this the greatest nation ever to exist on the face of the earth, and we are making it greater and greater every single day. [chanting "usa!"] pres. trump: we are returning power to you, the american people, where it has always belonged. it's coming back to you. with your help, your devotion, and your drive, we are going to keep on working and fighting and we are going to keep on winning, winning, winning.
[cheering] pres. trump: we are one movement, one people, one family, and one glorious nation under god. america is thriving like never before, and ladies and gentlemen, and especially the great ladies and gentlemen of iowa, the best is yet to come. because together, we will make america wealthy again. we will make america strong again. we will make america proud again. we will make america safe again. and we will make america great
to overturn the results of the last election but as i have said toore they are asking you remove president trump from the ballot in an election that is occurring in approximately nine months. >> the senate impeachment trial continues today. watch live coverage starting at 1:00 p.m. eastern starting on online, or listen on the free c-span radio app. c-span, your unfiltered view of government. created by cable in 1979 and brought to you today by your television provider. coming up this morning willshington journal," discuss the impeachment trial