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>> president trump spoke at the republican jewish coalition spring leadership meeting in las vegas. he talked about recent trade talks with china, his desire to change the nation's immigration laws and the u.s./israeli relationship. this is about an hour. ♪ ♪
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♪ ♪ >> shabat shalom.
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thank you. thank you. what a great day. thank you, norm, for that wonderful introduction and for your leadership of this truly tremendous organization. so many friends, i have so many friends out in the audience. thank you very much for being here. thank you. thank you. [ chanting ]
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[ chanting ] thank you very much. he's going back home to mommy. and he will be reprimanded. she gets it. i'm truly thrilled to be back with so many friends, supporters, patriots, at the annual conference of the republican jewish coalition which is now setting records,
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records. here today is someone who has been with us from the very beginning, a true fighter for our shared values. your terrific executive director, matt brooks. thank you, matt. thank you. thank you, matt. also joining us, two great leaders, you know very well. my good friends, sheldon and miriam adelson. great people. they like you both, sheldon. pretty good. last year was my honor to award miriam the presidential medal of freedom.
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that's a big deal. i also want to thank senator lindsay graham is here. where is lindsay? senator lindsay, great man, great friend, great friend of israel. thank you, lindsay. a man who fights all the time for israel and for everything else. another great senator, david perdue, georgia. senator kevin kraemer. where is kevin? kevin, kevin. thank you, kevin. he fought a battle you wouldn't believe it. he beat somebody by 11 points
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that was unbeatable. that's pretty good, kevin. i said you can do it. that was my only thing. i said you can do it. he won by a lot. he won by a lot. he's a great gentleman and he's a big, big fan and supporter of israel, as well as a really terrific leader. he's our leader. kevin mccarthy. and we have representatives that are outstanding. the great billy long. where's billy? billy. billy long. denver wriggleman. thank you. michael walsh. thank you, michael. great job you do, mike. and a very good friend of mine
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also, lee zelden. and a special thanks to representative omar of minnesota. oh. oh. oh, i forgot. she doesn't like israel, i forgot. i'm so sorry. oh. no, she doesn't like israel, does she? oh. please, i apologize. a great friend of mine, one of the most successful men of the state, amazing guy, tremendous businessman, mr. phil ruffin. where's phil? phil? thank you. a competitor of mine in manhattan for a long time,
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always built great buildings, great architecture, was known for design and success, loves israel, george kline. thank you, george. so many friends in this room. we're also grateful to be joined by members of my administration, including jason greenblatt and a young man named jared kushner. he is fighting for israel. thank you very much. great job. peace in the middle east. if they can't do it, nobody can. david friedman. your ambassador to israel. he loves israel. doing an incredible job. thank you, david.
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finally, to every member of the republican jewish coalition, thank you for your incredible support and your outstanding commitment to our country, to our safety, and to electing more republicans. we need more republicans. let's go so we can win everything. over the next 19 months, i know that the republican jewish coalition will help lead our party to another historic victory and by the way, we did very well in '18. you can ask david and lindsay. we won the senate. we took on two more -- three of four that were very close that weren't supposed to be, all of a sudden that didn't happen and we got to talk about that i think when we get back to washington. but i tell you what, we picked up two senate seats and now it's 53-47 and we have 53 great senators and when it comes to
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appointments, when it comes to the united states supreme court, when it comes to approving all of the judges, way over 100 judges, federal judges, you need the senate. we did well. they don't like to talk about that. they don't like -- and i don't have enough time. so many people in the house. but the people i went for like in kentucky, matt barr. he won. he was down, he won. we won so much. we won in georgia. great governor, brian kemp. they had president obama. they had oprah. they had michelle obama. they were going for their new star, their new star of the party, and i was going for brian. all he had was trump. you know who won? brian won. brian won. and the governor of a great state known as ohio. you have a great governor. he was not expected to win.
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he campaigned brilliantly. we did some incredible rallies. he won by almost seven points. he won easily. so mike is great. and the governor of florida. governor of florida. that was supposed to be a close race and it was a tough race but we won that one. and oklahoma and many other places. we did so well. we get no credit. fake news. we get no credit. we get no credit. let's just keep winning. i would rather have it that way than get too much credit and not win. that happens, too, to some people. doesn't happen to me. when i spoke to you as a candidate three years ago, america's economy was stagnant, our military was depleted and the relationship between the united states and israel was at probably the lowest point in
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history. how the hell did you support president obama? how did you do it? how did you do it? how did you support the democrats? you guys didn't. i think probably most of the people in this room didn't. you love israel. but you know, you look at the iran deal, you look at so much that was done so negatively. now just three years later i stand before you as the president of the united states to report on a very different situati situation. under republican leadership, america's economy is the hottest anywhere in the world and it's not even close. our military will soon be more powerful than ever before, $700 billion, $716 billion this year,
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i don't know, david and lindsay probably in the 750 to 725 range. have to do it. you don't have the military, all the stuff, doesn't matter, does it, huh? you don't have to worry about inflation. you don't have to worry about anything. you got to have a strong, strong military. we'll have the strongest that we've ever had before and the incredible bond between the united states and israel has never been stronger than it is right now. america is thriving. america is booming. and america is winning, winning,
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winning like never before. we're respected again. we are respected again. been a long time. since the election we have created more than 5.5 million new jobs including 600,000 manufacturing jobs, things that nobody would have allowed me to say on the campaign trail. they would have said oh, he exaggerates. after years of stagnation, wages are rising fast. think of it. people had one job 21 years ago. they made more money in real dollars than they did two years ago with three jobs and two jobs and now for the first time, they have a choice. our economy is so strong. they can have a choice of jobs and wages are going up. first time in many, many years.
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one of the things that makes me happiest, frankly, is that they're going up most quickly for the lowest income americans. great, right? great. our unemployment has reached the lowest level in more than 50 years. and we will be breaking that record i believe pretty soon. we slashed 30,000 pages of job-killing regulations from the federal register an all-time record. it doesn't matter if they were there for four years or eight years or ten years in one instance, we really did something. we had -- take a look at fdr. all of those years, all of those years, nobody slashed them like us. you had a four-termer. you have a lot of two-termers
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and in less than two years, and i happen to believe that that was as important and maybe even more important than the largest tax cut in the history of our country that you also got. we're fixing broken trade deals. we're working on a trade deal now with china. we're doing very well. very well. because of tariffs, we're making a deal that's very good. you'll be happy. if it happens. might not happen. but we have tremendous power, we have to tell our people that represent us in washington that when countries, i'm not talking about china, i'm talking about many countries, when they're charging us 100% tax or tariff, when they are charging us 200 and 250 and 300% and we charge
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them nothing, it's okay to charge them something. maybe you could explain that to some of your people that say oh, we don't like tariffs. we have a case where a certain country, india, is charging us -- we're great country, great friends, prime minister modi charging us over 100% for many things. we are charging them nothing. for similar or the same product. i have senators that say you can't do that, it's not free trade. where do they come from? where did they come from? it's not free trade. i don't know. where's david? you got to work on these people, david. where's lindsay? will you please work on them? it's the craziest thing. it's stupid trade. we have so much stupid trade. we lost for many years now $800
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billion a year in trade. who the hell makes these deals? you are probably saying to yourself those are not good negotiators. actually, democrats made a lot of them but republicans made a lot of them, too. that's the amazing thing. 800 billion but we're getting it back. we're getting it back. we're going to be getting a lot of it. if they let me really do my thing we'd get it back but i have to be a little bit politically correct by saying it's okay if we lose $20 billion with a country because we want to be nice to everybody. we're cracking down on countries that cheat. we're replacing nafta with the brand new u.s. mexico canada agreement, usmca. nafta was the worst trade deal.
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they signed nafta and it was that great big sucking sound. remember that? remember that? ross perot? great big sucking sound. that's what happened. they left, they went to mexico, they went to canada, they went to a lot of places. it was a bad thing for us. but we'll be ending nafta hopefully very soon. very soon. one of the things in the new deal is that it's very difficult financially for a company to leave the united states, fire all of its employees, move let's say to mexico or canada, open up a new plant, make a product, sell it for no tax so we end up with unemployment and nothing but loss and empty factories. that's not happening anymore, folks. not happening anymore.
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we ended the war on american energy and the united states is now the number one producer of oil and gas in the world, bigger than russia and bigger than saudi arabia. do you believe that? believe that? two years. thank you very much. we're working now on getting pipelines approved in texas that would normally take 10, 12, 14, 15 years to get approved, and we're trying to get them approved very rapidly and if we do that, we're going to pick up another 20% to 25%. we'll be leading by so much. we're already leading by a lot. this all happened over a very
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short period of time. and we've confirmed more than 100 new federal judges to interpret the constitution as written. and as norm said and i appreciate that, so important, norm, we have confirmed two incredible supreme court justices, neil gorsuch and brett kavanaugh. don't let the democrats take it away from us. they'll take it all away. they'll take it all away, including the judges. with the help of republicans in congress, we have secured record funding for our military. our military is now going to be stronger than ever before, ever. not even close. we're developing new weapons systems, we're developing things that nobody even thought of.
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levels of technology that nobody else has. with all of that being said, if we can be smart and if china and russia and maybe one or two others, if necessary, can be smart, we would all be saving a tremendous amount of money and that's okay with me. but we will be so far in the lead. we always have to be in the lead. and thanks to our focus on burden sharing, $100 billion more dollars will be coming this year to nato. think of that. our countries in certain instances were getting an almost free ride. we protect them and they are delinquent. i use a real estate term. george kline understands we're delinquent. they were delinquent. i said you got to pay. president obama got in, he made a nice speech but he forgot to mention you got to pay.
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president bush was wonderful. they didn't mention you got to pay. you got to mean it, not just mention it, you got to mean it. i said you got to pay because we are in a position, everybody wants us but how do you do that when people aren't paying? how do you do that? we feel foolish, we feel like fools. we're not going to be fools anymore. we have been a fool as a nation for so long. we're not going to be fools anymore. last year i withdrew the united states from one of the most dangerous one-sided deals ever negotiated, the disastrous iran nuclear deal. they wanted to kill israel. they wanted to destroy israel.
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and maybe you could explain to the young man that just got taken out what it means when a country shouts as they're signing the deal, death to israel. maybe you could explain that to him. we've now imposed the toughest ever sanctions on the iranian dictatorship and it is not the same country it was when i took power. when i took over the presidency, i will tell you one of the first meetings i had was at the pentagon. great generals, great people. i wanted a briefing on iran. with 14 different sites, they were all very, very dangerous. blowups all over. they were behind it, they had mercenaries, they had money, all over the middle east. whole different story today. they have riots in the streets. they have very little money coming in.
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lot of things have changed. north korea, we're getting along with north korea. let's see how it works out. but we have a good relationship. don't forget, i have a very good relationship with kim jong-un. when i first came in, they were setting rockets and nuclear explosions and a lot of things were happening. can't tell you what's going to happen. had to walk from the one deal. wasn't going to be the right deal. but that great relationship, we'll see what happens. i hope we'll be able to do something. maybe, maybe not but i hope we're going to be able. relationship is very important. you know that very well. we're confronting the deadly menace of radical islamic terrori terrorism. when i took office just over two years ago, isis controlled more than 20,000 square miles in iraq and syria. i held up a map, it was so much
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red, red meaning them, all red showing the different sites. today, the isis caliphate has been 100% obliterated. 100%. and my previous generals said it will take two years. i flew to iraq. i met a different group of generals. sir, we can do it in one week. i said you can take a little longer than that. they did it in a few weeks. they are great, right? raising cain. what's your first name? raisin. what's your last name? cain. wait a minute, your name is raisin cain? i like you as a general. even sheldon likes that as a
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general. i also took another historic action that had been decades in waiting. the united states recognized the true capital of israel and opened the american embassy in jerusalem. because unlike other presidents, i keep my promises. every president for many decades said they were going to do that and i understand really why. because when it was determined that maybe i would do it, maybe there was a chance, the calls i got from leaders of other countries were unbelievable. presidents, dictators, prime
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minister, kings, queens, everybo everybody. my phone was ringing off the hook. so i knew i was going to do it. i left a message. i said i'm going to call you next week. they said couldn't we speak to him. no, no, no, he's not available. the fake news will say that's a horrible line. i want to be nice. no, no, i'll call you next week. i look forward to it. i had so many calls. it took me like three weeks to make all the calls. but i knew what they were calling about. so i did it. i did it. then i started calling people back. king, how are you? how have you been? i called you last week.
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i said what's up? well, i wanted to talk to you about israel and the embassy in jerusalem. i said look, i'm sorry, i wish i would have known. i did it yesterday. but i now know why other -- i don't really hold it against them other than they didn't keep their promise, right? they didn't keep their promise, david. so that's the way it is. and we got you something that you wanted. i can tell you, sheldon and miriam, that is the most important thing i think that's ever happened in their life. they love israel. so -- but i can now understand because i always said why wouldn't they do it, why, why aren't they doing it, why wouldn't they just do it?
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they campaigned, we will this and that, israel, israel. then you vote for them and they don't do it, right? four years, eight years, didn't matter. they won't do it. but you know what? they did it. we did a great job. we feel great about it. then last week, israel security, really so important, it's all about security, when you get right down toit's about securit. we can talk health care, we can talk a hundred different things. without security, what does it matter. i stood with prime minister netanyahu. benjamin netanyahu. how's the race going, by the way? how is it? who's going to win the race? tell me, i don't know. it's going to be close. i think it's going to be close. two good people. two good people.
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but i stood with your prime minister at the white house to recognize israel. sovereignty over the golan heights. the golan heights is something i have been hearing about for a long time. the golan heights. so i was talking to ambassador friedman, not about this, they have been trying to get that approved as you know for 52 years. they wanted recognition from the united states on the golan heights. they had 32 summits, meetings, big meetings, over many, many decades, about the golan heights. i'm talking to your ambassador. jared was there, jason greenblatt was there. i said fellows, do me a favor,
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give me a little history quick. i want to go fast. i got a lot of things i'm working on, china, north korea. give me a quickie. norm, i said give me a quick little -- so i know it as well as norm but i don't want to spend quite as much time as he has spent studying it, right? which has been his entire life, right? so they had 32 different summits. he starts going well, we need that, that's the high point, we need it for protection, we need it -- i said all right, good. how do you like the idea, they weren't even calling about this, how do you like the idea of me recognizing exactly what we're discussing because i agree, you need it. a great general said always hike downhill, never fight uphill. lot of battles are lost with these generals wanting to fight uphill, right? you need the height.
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i said david, what do you think about me recognizing israel and the golan heights. he said -- he's a great deal maker, is one of the most successful -- was, gave it all up in order to be your ambassador. gave it all up. what do you think of it, david? he goes, this is a very strong ambitious guy, like a wonderful, beautiful baby. he said do you really, you would do that, sir? i said yeah, i think i'm doing it right now. let's write something out. we make fast decisions. and we make good decisions. i made a lot of good decisions. good decisions. and we got something beautiful,
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talking about security, talking about the greatness of israel. and i went bing, it was done. then i watched -- look at all those cameras. then i watched the fake news and they said we have breaking news. president trump has just committed to the golan heights. it was a big, big story for two days. everyone's happy. no repercussions and there won't be. we're there to protect israel so there won't be. we did the right thing. we did the right thing. i want to congratulate jared and jason greenblatt and david friedman and all of the people they work with, and the big thing for me, some of you won't like this, maybe, but i would love to see peace in the middle
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east. i would love to see peace in the middle east. with me as president, with them doing the deal, you will never have it done so let's see if we can do it. who knows. under my administration, the united states will always support israel's right to self-defense. at the united nations we no longer tolerate any form of anti-american, anti-israel and anti-semitic bias. we don't do it. for example, the united nations human rights council has repeatedly denigrated america and israel and you know this, you have heard this, while ignoring the world's worst human rights abusers. that's why i withdrew the united states from the u.n. human
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rights council, and thank you to nikki, thank you to nikki. terrific job. nikki haley. with your help we are making incredible strides on behalf of the american people and we are just getting started. [ audience chanting ] thank you very much. thank you very much. that guy that just said that, he used to hate me. can you believe it? used to hate me. thank you very much. i appreciate it. but while republicans fight to protect the jobs and safety of all americans, democrats are advancing the most extreme
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partisan agenda by far in american history. you see what's happening. you see what's happening. people aren't fighting for israel in congress, large numbers of people. you saw what took place three weeks ago. it was shocking. that couldn't have happened, it could not have happened just a few years ago. could not have happened. if implemented, the democrats' radical agenda would destroy our economy, cripple our country and very well could leave israel out there all by yourselves. can't do that. more than 100 democrats in congress are promoting the biggest government power grab in u.s. history, the $100 trillion green new deal.
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proposed by a wonderful young bartender, 29 years old. 29. no, i like her. she's 29 years old. we take trains to europe, hawaii and australia. that's a problem. the farming business is in big trouble. the auto business, you get one car. somehow detroit, et cetera, you know i'm bringing so many car companies in, i don't think they're going to be thrilled to hear that. we are, tell you what, when you look at what's happening with the car companies, they are opening up in michigan and ohio and pennsylvania and north carolina and south carolina. amazing what's happening. we want to keep it going. you know, they can destroy what we've built very quickly. it doesn't -- that's why having lindsey and david and all the
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people i mentioned and so many more back in washington, we're going to stop it and we're going to win the election. we're going to win it and win it big. it will never be as easy as it looks. over 120 congressional democrats are also supporting a socialist takeover of our health care system that would take away private insurance. if you take a look at this, 180 million people will lose their private health insurance. and you are finally happy. we have done a lot of work on that. you're happy. the radical democrats are also pushing for a thing called, if you can believe this, open borders. they want open borders. they want people to pour into our country. last month, more than 100,000 illegal migrants were
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apprehended at our border. apprehended. think of this. hundreds of thousands of people. and we're on pace to apprehend more than a million illegal migrants this year. a million. they're coming up because of the economy, they're coming up because our laws are so bad from the democrats. catch and release. you catch them, and you release them. oh, that's wonderful. if they put one foot on our territory, if they start climbing a fence and they're on the mexico side, welcome to the united states. think of it. it's the craziest thing. they have a visa lottery, democrats, a visa lottery. a lottery. countries, a lottery. you pick out a name. do you think they're putting their finest? do you think they're putting their great people there? no. and then people come in and you
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see what happens with the crime and murders, 4,000 murders last year. 4,000. how stupid can we be to put up with this. how stupid can we be. and the asylum program is a scam. some of the roughest people you have ever seen. people that look like they should be fighting for the ufc. they read a little page given by lawyers that are all over the place. you know lawyers. they tell them what to say. you look at this guy, you say wow, that's a tough cookie. i am very fearful for my life. i am very worried that i will be accosted if i am sent back home.
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no, no. he'll do the accosting. give him asylum, he's afraid. he's afraid. we don't love the fact that he's got tattoos on his face, that's not a good sign. we don't love the fact that he's carrying the flag of honduras or guatemala or el salvador, only to say he's petrified to be in his country. to confront this border crisis, i declared a national emergency. david perdue and lindsey graham helped me. lot of people helped me. when congressional democrats tried to reverse my order and terminate vital border security operations, i very proudly issued my first veto.
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and they were not able to turn over the veto so now we have it. in fact, we have billions of dollars. we've started building walls actually awhile ago from the first $1.6 billion and renovation of a lot of walls, we can do that a lot cheaper. we had walls that were potentially very good but they were in very bad shape. they were old. we renovated them. we have got a tremendous amount we are going to put out a list, but we will have hundreds of miles before the end of next year. hundreds of miles. and yesterday i traveled to the border in calexico, california and i saw a section of brand new 30-foot high steel wall. you want to be able to see through it. got to see through it. got to see who's on the other side. beautiful wall. looks great. looks great.
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walls build good neighbors, right? now we have to take care of ourselves. i have to say, i said i was going to close the border. it's gotten so bad. i said we're closing the border. as soon as i said that, and i really thanked the president of mexico because he stepped up, and now they are apprehending people on their southern border, coming in from honduras, el salvador and various other places, guatemala. and i stopped paying almost $600 million to those three countries. now, i got a lot of heat. the democrats say how dare you do that. that money is used for all these -- that is largely stolen.
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i said 600 million, we do, $600 million to three countries and they form caravans. if the government wanted to, i had a feeling they would be able to stop caravans from forming in those three countries. i have a feeling. they are pretty tough. they are pretty tough down there. but they didn't. so i stopped the payment. do you mind? are you okay with it? because they have taken -- i have taken a lot of heat from the stupid people that say oh, gee, we should keep -- we have people that work with them that say we should be sending much more money. we should be building things there, helping them. what about building our own country for a change? wouldn't that be nice? unfortunately, democrats have refused to close immigration loopholes, that's really what it's all about, and again, mexico has apprehended 1400
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people yesterday, 1,000 people the day before. they have never done this. never to the extent. and i appreciate it. i appreciate it. but if they don't do it, i'm going to close the border or i'm going to do tariffs on the cars made in mexico. they took 30% of our car business, by the way, i wasn't here when that happened, okay? i used to complain about it as a civilian. i would complain, i would say what the hell is going on, they're taking our business. 30% of our cars. they make 30% of our cars. they send them into our country, no tax, no nothing, essentially, and we lost a lost jobs but we're getting them all back now. getting them all back now. i said we are either going to tariff those cars coming in at 25%, which is a tremendous amount of money, it's all about the cars. the cars are a big deal. or we are going to close the border. i will say this, mexico has been great the last four or five days, they have been great. first time. first time.
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at the heart of -- and i don't mind closing the border. i tell you, a lot of these fakers back there, they say he will never close the border, it's too much. well, you know, close the border, we stop about $500 billion worth of drugs from pouring into our country, you know? there are a lot of advantages to it. lot of advantages to it. i'm okay with it. i don't want to do it but i'm okay with it. i'll do it. i'll do whatever is necessary to stop an invasion of our country. that's what it is. at the heart of the crisis are the ninth circuit rulings in the flores case and the trafficking victims protection reauthorization act driving a staggering surge of illegal families and minors into the hands of our incredible border patrol people.
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they've done an incredible job. what they do is incredible. i was with them yesterday. so congress must end catch and release so that illegal border crossings can be quickly and safely returned to their home, get out, sorry, get out, sorry. can't handle it. and i told my people yesterday, our country's full. we're full. our system's full. our country's full. can't come in. our country is full. what can you do? we can't handle any more. our country is full. can't come in. i'm sorry. it's very simple. never before has a major political party been more outside the american mainstream than the democrats of today. they have become the party of high taxes, open borders, late-term abortion, crime, witch hunts and delusions.
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and now the democrats have even allowed the terrible scourge of anti-semitism to take root in their party and in their country. they have allowed that. they have allowed that. house democrats recently blocked legislation to confront the anti-semitic movement to boycott and sanction israel. nobody could believe it, right? nobody. you couldn't believe it. republicans believe that we must never ignore the vile poison of anti-semitism. we do, all of us. earlier this year, i appointed a new special envoy to monitor and combat anti-semitism. we are grateful that he has joined us today. elon carr. where is elon? thank you.
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great job, elon. if elon's as good as i hear, he's going to do a great job. thank you. thank you very much. congratulations. at my state of the union address, i was honored to have as our guest a pittsburgh s.w.a.t. officer, brave guy. i was with him in the hospital. he raced into gunfire during the horrific anti-semitic attack on the tree of life synagogue. he was shot seven times, badly injur injured. he endured 12 surgeries and he's going to have to endure quite a few more. we are proud to have him here with us right now. if he wasn't there, as bad as it was, as horrible as it was, it would have been much worse. he's a brave man.
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timothy madson, please stand. [ applause ] i saw him right after this horrible event, this horrible happening, and he was laying in the hospital, he had bullet wounds all over. he's a massive guy. i looked at the chest, he's got like this -- this muscle. thank god you're massive and thank god you had a lot of muscle because very few people could have taken what you took, timothy and your friends, i have such respect for them, his fellow officers, they have such respect.
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thank you. glad to see you're better. that's great. glad to see you're better. amazing. what he went through. today, we also honor two more american heroes. mordecai lichtenstater and simkysim, both from brooklyn. i know brooklyn well. my father, fred trump. i love my father. brooklyn. spent a lot of time in brooklyn. you learn a lot in brooklyn. you get through brooklyn, you got to be smart. two years ago, they traveled to jerusalem where they prayed at the western wall. soon after they left the holy site, they saw a terrorist stabbing. an innocent israeli police officer racing to the scene, mordecai pulled the attacker off the soldier and was about to be
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stabbed himself, it was happening, when the badly wounded officer summoned the little strength that he had left and shot and killed this very violent terrorist. ... wrapped it around the officers wounds to stop the bleeding which was diffuse. after the attack, the officer said, of the two jewish americans, they were sent by god to save my life but me, my family and the jewish people of israel, i thank god from the bottom of my heart. that is the officer. thank you. [applause] or the chi, where are you? stand up. [cheering and applause]
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great job. thank you. great job. [applause] great job. thank you very much. recently mordechai became the first non- israeli citizens to receive the countries civil exemplary declaration. that's a big deal. to mordechai and cindy you're an inspiration to all of us, to everyone in this room and in our country. thank you very much. [applause] the three american heroes we recognize they are the powerful reminder of the timeless values the bonnets together as one nation and that for gdp (-left-parenthesis ship with the people of israel and we honor our history and treasure our
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traditions and cherish life and we love our families and we defend our sovereignty and fight for our freedom and we place our trust in the hands of an almighty god. [applause] these are values that unite us all as republicans and as citizens and as patriots and as proud americans. every day of my presidency we fight on behalf of of hard-working citizens who pay their taxes, follow our laws, raise their children, protect
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our communities and make this the greatest nation ever to exist on the face of the earth. [applause] this government is a government and this land is home. these american patriots have always been loyal to our country and we will forever be loyal, we swear, to them. [applause] the choice for our country's future has never been clearer than it is today, the republican party is the party for all americans and will be the party for great healthcare. you watch. we are the party of the american worker and the party of the american family. we are the party of the american dream.
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alongside our friends at the republican jewish coalition we will keep on working and keep on fighting and we will be winning, winning, winning for the american people. [cheering and applause] with your help on november 3, 2020 -- can you believe it is right around the corner? think of it. right around the corner. four more years of commission point. >> four more years! >> inc. you very much. we will win. by the way, one of the people that was confirmed by somebody else today on the other side, democrats, they were saying they would reinstitute or reinstate
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the iran nuclear deal. [crowd boos] this is what you have. they want to reinstate the deal. it was a disaster for our country. we gave $150 billion, 1.8 billion dollars in cash -- what does that look like? airplanes loaded up with cash. how stupid was that deal. they want to reinstate it. republicans are going to win the white house and we will retake the house and keep the senate and we are once again going to be in a position -- in my opinion -- like never, ever before stronger than we ever have been before and there is more spirit for the republican party right now than i have ever seen. they keep talking about the spirit of the democratic party and there is more spirit or
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republicans in my opinion by far we may express it somewhat differently and that is okay. more spirit than i have ever seen and i've now been doing this for a little while. not too long. i am 141. i want to be to four two. [applause] together with the love and prayers and devotion of everyone in this room, incredible people, and the millions of patriots across the land we will make america rate again for all americans greater than ever before. thank you and god bless you all. god bless america. thank you. >> here on c-span2 we take in

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