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  President Trump Attends Diwali Lighting Ceremony  CSPAN  November 13, 2018 7:46pm-8:02pm EST

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kennedy's assassination. >> it seemed evident that we should try to establish the difficulty of that rapidfire performance hence our next question how fast could that rifle the fire to? >> the midterm election of 2018 change the balance of power in congress the democrats taking control of the house and republicans holding the majority in the senate. members now prepare for the new congress in january. new congress, new leaders could watch the process unfold on c-span. today president trump took part in an event celebrating the
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cultural and religious festival observed among hindu seikhs around the world and also known as the festival of lights. >> hello everybody. >> no i -- now i know you are very important. very impressive. it's a thrill to be here for the celebration of the hindu festival of lights and i'm honored to host this beautiful ceremony at the white house, very special people. before going any further i want to say bury ford about the devastating wildfires in california the likes of which we have never seen before. we mourn the lives of those lost and we pray for the victims. there are more victims than anybody would ever think
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possible. i want to thank the firefighters and fema and first responders for their incredible courage in very grave danger. yesterday i signed a disaster deck oration for the state of california. we will do everything in our power to support and protect their fellow citizens in harm's way. we say, think there's a group, god bless everybody. it's a very tough situation. we are gathered today to celebrate an official holiday observed by the buddhists, seikhs throughout the united states and around the world. hundreds of millions of people have gathered with family and friends too late badia and marked the beginning of the new year, special new year. our nation is blessed to be home
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to millions of hard-working citizens of indian and southeast asian heritage to enrich our country in countless ways. together we are one proud american family. do we agree with that? i think so. i think we do, right? i'm grateful to have numerous americans of indian and southeast asian heritage who fulfill critical roles across my administration and they have done an incredible job. many of them are here today including the chairman of the fcc a i -- i should try. he is independent. [laughter] semacode ministry to come a great job. the chairman of the federal energy regulatory commission.
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nice to see you. administrator of the office of information and regulatory affairs naomi. hi naomi. i won't say today that i just nominated naomi to be on the d.c. circuit court of appeals seat of justice brett kavanaugh. [applause] we were going to announce that tomorrow. [laughter] and i said you know here we are. we are never going to do better than this. i thought it was an appropriate place but she's going to be fantastic. a great person. the acting administrator of drug enforcement and another person that i have become very close
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with. where are you? , on up here. [laughter] acting undersecretary of state. hi, congratulations. great job and deputy white house press secretary roach. -raj. also my daughter who met with the prime minister who is my friend and now her friend and i have great respect for the indian people. that i can say, right? i'd especially like to welcome ambassador sarna ambassador to the united states along with his
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wife doctors sarna. thank you. it's a great honor. the united states has deep ties to the nation of india and i'm grateful for my friendship with prime minister modi. we are trying hard to make better trade deals with india. they are very good negotiators he would say, right? the best so we are working and it's moving along. and india is the world's largest democracy and the relationship between our two countries can act as a bulwark for freedom prosperity and peace. as we join in fellowship with all of those who like lamps in their own homes, cities and places of worship we are truly fortunate to have these wonderful traditions woven into the tapestry of our national life and that is true to the ceremony signifies the triumph
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of light over darkness and good over evil. it's a jubilant occasion that brings loved ones, neighbors and communities closer together and the shining lights remind us to seek reason to give thanks and to always cherish and love the ones who grace our lives. i think that's very much how people should all feel and how we all feel. we all feel that. maybe naomi, it do you feel that mail may? [laughter] now she does. don't make that too big a story by the way. that may be the big story. that's a pretty big story. so on behalf of the american people i wish everyone celebrating here all over our country and their land and a great united states and around the world, it's a great honor to be here. these are tremendous people,
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tremendous, tremendous people. thank you all very much. appreciate it. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations]
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[inaudible conversations] b we want to thank the president and appreciate your commitment for good over evil and light over dark. we appreciate the things you do for our country every single day and putting together -- diversity. >> you do a fantastic job. naomi would you like to say something? and thank you very much mr. president to the conference you share. [applause] >> i want to thank you mr. president.
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[inaudible. i think we are looking at the best and destroyed if ever had. >> i think that's true. i think we are closer than ever before. >> mr. president i want to say thank you for hosting this event it's a journey replicated by many folks in this room. it's a cherishing of our culture. >> say something. it's such an important thing you are doing. >> i thank you mr. president for celebrating this very important
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holiday to recognize the value of diversity. >> it's the way we feel and we'd love your country. we have great great respect for the prime minister, tremendous respect to please give him my warmest regards and we'll be talking to them soon. thank you very much everybody. [inaudible conversations] >> thank you very much everybody. we will be talking about it. [inaudible conversations]
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the supreme court heard oral argument whether the injection protocol is cruel and unusual punishment for somebody with a rare medical condition for at the center of the case is a
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blood vessel malformation to cause pain and suffocation by lethal injection instead his legal team is recommended he be executed by gas chamber despite the objection from the state of missouri. this is one hour. . >> your argument first this morning bucklew. >> mister chief justice of that may please the court to and carry out the lethal injection without informing of the well document extremely uncommon medical condition that will likely cause his execution to involve severe harm and suffering from the time they have access all the way through his death. >> can you tell me the current condition of your client