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  [untitled]    February 2, 2012 3:44pm-3:50pm EST

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public research institute. by the way, the president is currently at the national prayer breakfast. and we'll leave this now to go to donald trump's announcement of endorsement for mitt romney after news organizations reported this morning that he was supporting newt gingrich. >> as everybody in this room knows, our country is in serious, serious trouble. whether it's opec, the opec nations or china or virtually anybody that we do business with throughout the world, they take advantage of us, they laugh at us, they can't believe their good fortunes. i deal with these people. and they can't believe what they are getting away with. so we really have an opportunity to do something great for the country and just a little while ago i didn't even mention this, but the cbo chief in washington
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announced that unemployment is going up to 9.2% by sometime in january. so it's going to go up and the growth rate is going to be at about 1%. this just came out. not good news. it's my honor, real honor and privilege to endorse mitt romney. i've gotten -- [ applause ] and by the way, this is a great couple. you look at this couple. but -- [ applause ] mitt is tough. he's smart. he's sharp. he's not going to allow bad
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things to continue to happen to this country that we all love. so governor romney, go out and get them. you can do it. >> thank you. [ applause ] >> there are some things that you just can't imagine happening in your life. this is one of them. being in donald trump's magnifisence hotel and having his endorsement is a delate. i'm so honored and pleased to have his endorsement and the people of nevada. [ applause ] donald trump has shown an extraordinary ability to understand how our economy works, to create jobs for the american people. he's done it here in nevada, he's done it across the country. he understands that our economy
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is facing threats from abroad. he's one of the few people who stood up and said, china has been cheating. they've taken jobs from americans, they haven't played fair. we have to have a president who stands up for not allowing people to cheat day in and day out. and i'm going to work very, very hard to make sure that the people in this country have a brighter future than that being projected by the cbo. their analysis of what is going to happen to the future of america is driven by the policies that they are seeing from a president who is failing. he's frequently telling us that he did not cause the recession and that's true. but he made it worse. and he made the recovery long and tepid. the people here in nevada are suffering. so many people have their homes underwater. it's extraordinary. nevada leads the nation in a negative way. nevada is number one in the nation for foreclosures. this a very tough time for the people in nevada. i want to do everything in my power to get the economy going again, so people can afford the
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homes that they are in, people can come here for tourism, so we can have rising incomes again and so we can make sure that people are standing strong around the world. we have a president who may be a nice guy but is way over his head. he does not understand what it takes to get america working again. i've spent my life in the private sector, not as successful as this guy but sufficiently successful to understand what it takes to get america to be the most attractive places in the world to be entrepreneurs and job creators. i want america to be the place where people want to come and grow and i will use my energy to get america working again to have the people to have rising incomes, good jobs, and homes worth something again. so i want to say thank you to donald trump for his endorsement. it means a great deal to me to have the endorsement of mr. trump and people across this country who care about the future of america. i think it's time for us to
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recognize we can't keep going down the road we're on. we have to dramatically change course. we have to restructure the way government interacts with people. our government's too big, too intrusive, placed two great burdens on our people in this country. i will dramatically change the way this government is working and stand up for my friends abroad and make sure that america remains the shining city on the hill. thank you, donald. [ applause ] >> where is she? oh. a couple of people i should mention here. i see right in the front row, lieutenant who has been chairman in my state and dean, former mirs first
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>> thank you, thank you, look forward to seeing you all out on the trail and look forward to every vote i can get. thank you, guys.