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  President Trump Holds Rally in Tampa Florida  CSPAN  August 1, 2018 6:48am-8:01am EDT

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as you know, rick is running to replace liberal democrat schumer controlled nancy pelosi controlled, the new star of the democrat party, maxine waters. name is bill nelson. i lived a lot of time in florida. the only time i see bill nelson
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is 5 months before every election. after a while you forget who is the senator. around five months you see him at parties and you see him around. we have to be careful because we have to make sure that rick scott wins and wins big. bill nelson voted for obamacare which has been a totally disastrous situation and we got rid of the individual mandate, the most unpopular aspect and obamacare will be gone very soon. it was gone until one gentleman decided at 2:00 in the morning. remember? thank you very much, we appreciate it.
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he voted against tax cuts and he wants to go in and raise your taxes. is that good policy? bill nelson voted in favor of sanctuary city. he opposed case law, bill nelson puts criminal aliens before american citizens which is why it is time to vote bill nelson out of office, that is what is going to happen. and we have two unbelievable people, ron desantis, rick scott, fighting for florida, they always will, fighting to make america great again. that is what they are for. so i am sure we all say this about our children but i have great children.
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a couple of them plus are here tonight. i have eric trump who has been fantastic. he loves this political stuff. eric's wife lera who is so great, i think she hingle handle he won the state of north carolina for trump. thank you, lera. didn't hurt in pennsylvania either. and someone you never heard of, ivanka. and we have a big thing
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happening, white ones, red ones have the same thing, make america great, make america great again. only to be replaced by keep america great in about, i don't know, i guess we can do it now. we could do it right now. and corey lewandowski, great supporters. i tell you, they are two fighters. we started off with a small group. and they were done quite easily, quite handily. we were never off center stage. never left center stage. i always want numbers.
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i never wanted to be tied -- does anybody understand? we never left center stage and i tell you corey, david, ivanka, laura, don junior, all of them were fantastic. they were fantastic. i have to say our first lady is home watching all those cameras right there. she is on one. and everybody loves milania. they love milania. she is doing a fantastic job. this last week it was announced the us economy grew at 4.1%.
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and a number somebody said was not reachable, and during the campaign even though i believed it. they would not have given us the break. they are fake. you believe, look at this, every night it is the same thing, wouldn't you think they get tired of thesees and if they don't get ratings those speeches don't go on, doesn't matter, look how many, they can't get enough, they can't get enough. they cannot get enough. we set up for the first time a tremendous movie screen because
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we have thousands and thousands of people outside that couldn't get in. so we have a big screen and big loudspeakers and i hope you're all happy out there, this is a great place to be, if you are outside be outside in the great state of florida, right? so we are setting records like never before, since the election we have added 3.7 million new jobs they would not have believed. we are in the longest positive job growth streak in history, think of that. remember i said what do you have to lose, right? okay? what do you have to lose, people that is that a nice
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thing? it is not nice. what do you have to lose, the african-american unemployment rate has reached the lowest level in history. thank you. you guys are great, thank you. blacks for trump, they say blacks for trump. you knew it a long time ago, you knew what a long time ago, thank you. the hispanic unemployment rate is at the lowest level in history. the asian unemployment rate has reached the lowest level in history.
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sorry about this, women. but the unemployment rate has reached the lowest level in only 65 years. it will be history. it will be. it will be history soon. given about two more weeks. [chanting] >> the veterans unemployment rate, do we love our veterans, right? has reached the lowest level in 18 years. 3.5 million americans have been lifted off of food stamps since the election.
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american oil production is at an all-time high. we have never produced this much. and the united states is now a net natural gas exporter for the first time in more than 60 years. we will very shortly be the largest in the world in energy, the largest in the world, think of that. and most importantly america is being respected again, we are respected again.
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and i told the story the other day, i get to meet all these world leaders, virtually everyone comes into the office wherever me a meeting and they don't know me. i am meeting them in many cases for the first time. i'm not sure they like me like in the case of nato, i said you got to pay your bills, got to pay up but they like me. everyone that reached me said hello, mister president, congratulations on what you have done for the economy, it is the talk of the world. now that we have the best economy in the history of our country this is the time to straighten out the worst trade
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deals ever made by any country in america, they are the worst. for decades the united states was the piggy bank that everybody was robbing. all these other countries, our friends, our enemies, our allies. the foe, the flow, we rebuild china paying hundreds of billions of dollars a year with nobody there to protect your money but you are there now, protecting your money. and i went to thank our farmers, our farmers are true patriots because china and others have targeted china had others have targeted our farmers. not good, not nice. you know what our farmers are saying? it is okay. we can take it.
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these are incredible people. we can take it. you know why they target our farmers? they know it is one of our great strength, us, not me, us altogether, they know it is one of our great strengths. we -- every farm state, wasn't even the middle, it was everything but little corners of each side but you have to see that is already, republican red, beautiful republican red. and remember this, remember this, farms have been on a decline. 15 years, i have only been here, you know, pretty soon going to be close to two years but if you look at soybeans, big crops, if you go back to election day and have to move back 5 years, 5 years before election day soybeans dropped 50% in price.
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i wasn't even here. now we are going to open up markets, do it the way it should be and all of this stuff, you're going to make it back faster, haven't been treated right. make it back nice and quickly. nice and quickly. after years of rebuilding foreign countries it is time to rebuild our country. politicians ran for office pledging to crackdown on unfair trade, never did anything about it, only to get elected as they just didn't do anything.
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the united states is allowed to truly get ripped off. we are not going to let that happen. i'm not like other politicians. you've seen what happens, i kept my promises. [chanting] >> one of the brilliant pundits that doesn't have a clue, how they have gotten us wrong and you know what they were asking election day, where did all these people come from? where do they come from, in tennessee that was an early
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state, they came in and they were pouring in with the early votes in the fake news was saying where are these people coming from? you know where they came from? they came from the heart. they came from people that were never happy with anybody until we came along. that is where they came from. that is where they came from. one of the pundits said that he made a lot of promises. you won't believe it but he actually kept far more promises than he made. you ever hear that one? they will probably be throwing him out of broadcasting tomorrow. we have taken the toughest ever actions in response to china's abusive trade practices and we are doing very well with china and i have a lot of respect for
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china, tremendous respect for president xi of china. $500 billion a year, we helped rebuild china. can't do that anymore. we can't do that anymore. our farmers understand it and workers understand it and our companies understand. i was with -- the chief executive officer a short while ago. it really affects him. this does affect our country but keep going, doing the right thing. i thought it was great. a great company, one of the latest, doing the right thing, i appreciate it, thanks to our powerful trade policies, the
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trade deficit is falling and falling and boy did it fall this quarter. the days of plundering american jobs and american wealth, those days are over, they are over. america first. america first. also living by two important rules. by american and hire american. last week i visited with hundreds of american steelworkers who were laid off late years ago, other countries were dropping steel all over our country. not dumping so much anymore, you noticed? and if they do, they are paying
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25% tariff. you know what i say to that? dump all you want. i hope you dump a lot. now thanks to our tariffs, our steelworkers are back on the job. americans steel mills are back open for business. we are starting to set new records and nobody believed it could happen this quickly. [chanting] >> us steel just announced
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building six new steel mills. that number is still going to be lifted. i am very proud to report new car is going to build a brand-new, $240 million steel mill, that is a big one, right here in florida. thank you. head of new car. that is the big one. democrats want to raise your taxes. they want to destroy your jobs. they want to crush our industries with crippling regulations and the stock market is up almost 40% since that great november day. your 401(k)s are doing very well.
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i tell the story. i was in new york and shake hands, i love law enforcement, don't we love law enforcement? i was shaking hands with policeman in new york city and the first one came up to me and said mister president, i want to thank you so much. i said what did i do? my 401(k) is up 44%. my wife thinks i'm for the first time a financial genius, she is giving him all the credit. she said darling, i love you so much. he said i am a great financial wizard. he said you are just making me look so good and all of you, who has 401(k)s here? i guarantee you one thing, i have your votes. if the fake news did a poll,
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they are called suppression polls, polls are fake like everything else. if the fake news did a poll it would show that i'm only getting 25% with the 401(k) people even though they are up 44%. we are doing well and i'm happy you are doing well. can you believe that? >> so i said does that include
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honest abe lincoln? he was pretty good. i said be a little bit wild and have a lot of fun. he is not acting presidential. it is a lot easier to act presidential than to do what i do. anybody can act president. ladies and gentlemen of the state of florida, thank you very much for being here. you are tremendous people. and i will leave now because i am boring you to death, thank you.
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[applause] >> but i said, i used to tell them all the time, i can be more presidential than any president in history except for possibly abe lincoln. abe looked pretty presidential. he is tough. i admit it, abe lincoln is tough but we love a lincoln. one of these guys when that ball came out, most popular, it was in the 90s, one of these guys can't miss a word, they see the paul, look at this.
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twee 7 more years, twee 7 more. twee 7 more. oh my god. we got to find something, we got to do anything to get him out. he is doing so well. this is not good. worst of all democrats want to, you know that. they want to open our borders, they want to let crime, tremendous crime into our country, can't do it. republicans want strong borders and no crime. democrats want open borders which equals massive crime. and on top of that the democrats, nancy pelosi, the whole group, maxine, maxine,
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she likes me a lot. they have launched outrageous attacks on our incredible law enforcement offices and on ice and our border patrol. can you believe it? people that keep us safe. there new platform what they want to do, the democrat party, they want to abolish ice. they want to let ms 13 rule our country. that is not going to happen. every day, the brave men and women of ice are liberating from savage games like ms 13 that are occupying our country like another nation would. we want maximum border security and respect for our heroes, ice, border patrol and law enforcement.
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[chanting] >> we are going to have tremendous border security that will include the wall. a lot of people don't know it but we already started the wall, we got 1.6 alien dollars and started large portions of the wall but way they negotiate, we are going to get more and we may have to do some pretty drastic things but we are going to get it. the democrats are not voting for what we want to do and not voting our values to take place
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in our country. we are tracking down the gang members, tracking down the drug dealers and child predators and criminal aliens and throwing them in jail, throwing them out of our country. in some states democrats are trying to give illegal immigrants the right to vote. they want to give them the right to vote. and what about all those people waiting in line for 7, 8, 9, 10 years trying to get into our country, they don't have the right to vote. we believe only american citizens should vote in american elections.
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which is why the time has come for voter id like everything else. voter id. if you go out and want to buy groceries, you need a picture on a card, you need id. you go out and you want to buy anything you need id and need your picture. in this country, the only time you don't need it in many cases is when you want to vote for a president, when you want to work for a senator, when you want to vote for a congressman, it is crazy, it is crazy. we are turning it around. remember i said it is awfully early to be thinking this but i
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always think it, remember the attack on merry christmas, they are not attacking it anymore, everyone is happy saying merry christmas. merry christmas. that was under siege. these department stores that say happy holidays, where is the merry christmas, now they are all putting up merry christmas again. that is because only because of our campaign. the evangelicals and paula white, the evangelicals have been so amazing to us, they came out and voted, 84% - triple the numbers never voted in election before. we love evangelical christians. if you want safety, if you want
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borders, you need to go out and vote republican. very importantly, you need to go out and vote for rhonda santos for governor of florida. the lobbyists especially special-interest fighting against my administration, many of them are globalists, they care what happens in other countries. i care what is happening in the usa.
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[chanting] >> they are the geniuses who came up with terrible trade deals one after another. how about nafta, remember when they signed nafta? everybody moved their companies down to mexico and these people saying isn't that wonderful thing, and those companies are moving back. these are the people who lost trillions of dollars gave us our horrible immigration laws, these laws are the worst. i'm for america first and the american worker, want to be a puppet for no one any longer, we are not going to be a puppet any longer. my only special interest is you, the citizens of the united states. i have had a great career, i had a lot of fun even in
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florida, had a lot of fun. i have done great. i have done really well beyond anything i could ever have expected. iran for president with no experience, isn't that what i wanted? but you actually wanted. this story the other day, i was probably in washington and my entire life 17 times, 17 times, i don't think i ever stayed overnight. you know what i am getting at. we have a great cabinet, a couple little changes, mike pompeo, our secretary. so many great people. incredible people. some choices i wouldn't have
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made, i am writing down pennsylvania avenue. once again, i have only been here about 17 times and probably 7 of those times was to check out the hotel i am building and hop on the plane and go, i have been there 70 times, never stayed there at night. i am in this beautiful car, picked up at the airport by secret service, holding the hand of our great first lady. and i look at her and i say guess what, i am president of the united states. president of the united states.
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and i didn't know anybody in washington but now i know everybody in washington. i know the good ones, i know the bad ones, i know the wonderful people and i know the scum. america now is winning again like they haven't won before, we passed the biggest tax cut and reform in american history, more than 100 utilities have slashed rates for conservatives including right here from duke energy and tampa electric, your rates have gone down. over $300 billion more package to the united states and we expect to be taking that back because of our new tax cut and reform plan that past, bigger than anything ever in our
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country. we expect to be taking back from overseas over $4 trillion. that is a lot of money. but never came back. if our opponent, the democrats had one, they would have had more regulations on. they would have raised your taxes. they would have opened your borders, gotten rid of law enforcement, and our country would be going to hell. and instead of going up the markets would be half of what it was if we were lucky, tax cuts were incredible to what we have done, but more important, horrible regulations that didn't allow anybody to do anything. job killing regulations.
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we have gotten rid of more regulations than any president in the history of the united states and that is done in less than 2 years. the united states from the unfair 1-sided very expensive job killing paris climate accord. we repealed the core of obamacare. the individual mandate is gone. you know the individual mandate. all leave the past administration could have come up with this. where you pay a lot of money for the privilege of not paying in order to have poor healthcare. other than that it is a wonderful thing. you pay all this money for the privilege of not having to pay,
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healthcare is no good to start off with and we are doing great on healthcare, allowing americans to buy better healthcare. less money through association health plan including across state lines getting tremendous competition. we passed the biggest va reform in half a century, veterans choice. if our veterans can't get the care they need from the va they will have the right to go see a private doctor, pay for the doctor and save a lot of money, help a lot of vets. everybody said trying to get it for 45 years everybody said you can't get it, think of it, veterans choice, great people, these are our great people, who is a veteran in this audience?
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you like trump? you like the job we are doing? think of it. 45 years, everybody said you will never get it passed. i used to say before i was really well versed on the veteran situation and healthcare i used to say all the time why don't they just let folks go to a doctor, 7 days, 9 days, 14 days, 21 days, some of them started off with a very modest problem, they end up being terminal because they can't see a doctor. i said why don't they let them see a local private doctor, pay the bill and trying to get it passed for 38 years. the other one is 45 and that is
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va accountability. if somebody treated made a big difference. that was another one they said you would never get done, between civil service and unions, we love them both but between civil service and unions they said you will never get it done, you will never get it approved. we had virtually no help, very little from democrats. very little. not because it is not right but
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because they don't want to give trump any victory. they will do everything -- look at judge brett kavanaugh. this is a great highly respected man and the good news is the republicans are close to 100% which is what we need. but so far the democrats haven't given us any votes and that is because they will do anything they can to not help the trump agenda even though they know it is wrong. brett cavanagh, highest education, best grades, best test, best everything, they thought 15 years ago he was going to be a supreme court judge. look at justice gore such, how good is he? how good is he? we are getting them through but
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it is not easy because they really are. the term they use is resist. it is resist and obstruct. whatever they can do to resist and obstruct and frankly they are lousy politicians, they have horrible policy. the one thing they are good at, they stick together. they have struck and it is unfortunate. we have almost 400 people trying to get into government, many of whom left their jobs, the democrats holding them up with maximum delay, holding them up not allowing these great people to serve their country. it is a disgrace and it is a disgrace. you got the supreme court judge. really important for those who love our military. we have secured a record $700
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billion for the military and $716 billion all approved. this is great news for the incredible patriot at macdill air force base. the proud home of these six, air mobility weighing us central command and special operations command. come on. we are adding 30,000 soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines, we have secured the largest pay raise for our great warriors in a decade. i have also directed the pentagon to begin the process of creating the sixth branch of
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our military, the space force, building the space force. and we are doing well in north korea though i happen to think we are doing so well with china the chinese getting in our way, before you could even think about it. and our hostages back. there has been no nuclear test. and over japan. our relationship is very good with chairman kim and we will see how it works out but nothing like talking. it is like big trouble. the past administration they
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thought that was their biggest problem. i think it will work out very well. a lot of good things are happening. no test, no rockets flying but we will see what happens. and our vice president, mike pens, to bring back the remains in the families of great heroes who gave their lives, our fallen warriors, finally coming home to lay at rest in american soil. [chanting]
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>> i withdrew the united states from the horrible 1-sided $150 billion was spent, $1.8 billion in cash. the iran nuclear deal. it is a horror show. i hope it works out well, a lot of difficulty right now. i have a feeling they will be talking to us very soon. maybe not. that is okay too. in december i recognize israel's true capital, jerusalem. and in five months we open the american embassy in jerusalem. and people had that scheduled for anywhere from 5 to 10 years
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and you all know the story. we took an existing building, played around with it, renovated, fixed it up, used jerusalem stone, one of the finest stones in the world, jerusalem stone. instead of spending $1 million the papers in front, please prove this, what is it, this is for the embassy. american, sir. i said how much? $1 billion, sir, $1 billion. i immediately called our great ambassador to israel. very successful man. to do what he is doing, i said david, they want us to pay $1 billion for the embassy. i don't want to pay $1 billion. i said study it. do you have any buildings? we own so much we don't know
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what we own. find some building in a great location, call me back, two days later, he said mister president, sir, we own the best sites in jerusalem. it is big, beautiful and has a building on it. i can take that building and renovate it, for $140,000. i said how good is the site? we could never buy a better site. they were willing to spend tens of millions for site which was so bad it was inferior to what we had. we have good sites and i said do me a favor, don't make it 140, sounds too cheap. make it 400,000. we saved $1 billion. i could tell you the stories
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all day long. i could tell you all that. we started working for $400,000, we actually have a very beautiful american embassy in jerusalem, really beautiful. that is one i guarantee no other president. can you imagine crooked hillary doing that? can you honestly? in all fairness, in all fairness to her could you
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imagine anybody else doing that? nobody else. nobody else is going to do it. and i could tell you stories about what we saved with purchases of military equipment, general management would be glad to tell you but he can't believe it and some of the generals have said they have never seen anything like it in the world, they have never seen because i want that $700 billion properly spent. if we could buy twice the number of aircraft or have a lot of money left over that is what we once. instead of apologizing for america we are standing up for america. we are standing up for the heroes who protect america and we are proudly standing up for our great national anthem.
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[chanting] >> with every promise we keep, every record we break, every factory we own, we are restoring american strength and american pride. but to continue this incredible momentum, this incredible movement, that is what we have. this may be, it probably is, the greatest movement in the history of our country, even they will tell you. even they will say that. but to keep it going -- we need more votes.
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and we need to elect ron desantis as your governor. got to do it. i know him well. he is a great guy, he is going to be an incredible governor. i have no doubt. i don't do these endorsements easily. i don't need to be here. but i don't do them either. it seems to have an impact. the other day we endorsed a great gentleman from georgia, probably 5 points down, he won the election by 40 points. 70% of the vote to 30. think about that, great guy. many others. we could go over one after
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another, starting to give credit for this, there has never been anything like it. that is why i had to be here. i have been saying great things but wanted to be here to formally endorse ron. you got to get out and vote. thank you. beautiful family. get your friends, get your colleagues, get your neighbors and get out and vote in november because we are going to win this primary but don't take any chances. nice lead. nicely. don't take any chances and give yourself 10 or 15 minutes of happiness and go back to work for november because we have to remember they are putting up, i
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know some of the candidates, these are people that don't care about stopping crime, don't care about people pouring into our country when they shouldn't be here, don't care about stopping drugs from poisoning our use and pouring over the border. my future governor cares and your future governor cares, rick scott. loyal citizens like you, incredible people from the great state of florida helped build this country and together we are taking back our country, we are returning power to where it belongs, the american people. this date it was settled by pioneers.
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and on the scene, the state was built by red-blooded american patriots who opened the first naval air station and launched the first brave americans soaring into the heavens, we stand on the shoulders of generations who proud americans who knew how to work, knew how to fight and knew how to win, win. when you elect ron desantis as your governor because you see -- some people are getting a little tired of winning. by then it will be another year or two years or three years and
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you'll be insisting governor desantis, please be our president, too much winning, we can't stand it. the people of florida, we can't stand it because under previous administrations we never won, we got used to never winning and he is going to come to me in washington to the beautiful oval office and he is going to say mister president, the people of florida are just downright tired of winning, they can't stand it. it is just too much. the economy is too good, the jobs are too strong, doing too well. iran, what you say, we are going to keep on winning. we are going to keep on winning. we are going to win so much the
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people of florida actually love it, don't they, they love it. remember what i said, we are respected again and that man is respected, we will never give in, we will never ever back down and we will never ever surrender. because we are americans and our hearts bleed. we are one people. we are one family. and we are one glorious nation under god. and together we will make
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america wealthy again. we will make america strong again. we will make america safe again. and we will make america great again. thank you, florida. thank you. ♪ ♪
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