President Trump Delivers Remarks at 2017 National Scout Jamboree CSPAN July 24, 2017 6:31pm-7:15pm EDT
under attack having a series of issues they were just resigned to that fact. i certainly respect the fact that they could handle that with such comedy, i suppose. but at the same time it's sufficient to see a situation where weld see that resigned certainly as governors naes not how we do things. i have sat and woodrich as a constituent and of course interested party of what all you governor haves done in health care in the infrastructure, in energy, education, a number of others. you're reading loading the way i think you know that kwhaes interesting about that is many of the initiatives you all are undertaking with filled with technology. there is technology throughout process. you're making things connected putting in dsss everywhere to help make sure the constituent lives are improved. that's important and security is going to be a really important part of what makes that successful. right? >> all of in event available at c-span .org search cyber security we'll take you live in our to the boys scout jam boree and president trump arriving.
here. the press will say it's about 200 people. it looks like about 45,000 people. you set a
record today. you set a record. that's a great honor, believe me. tonight we put aside all of the policy fights in washington, d.c. you've been hearing about with the fake news and all of that. we're going to put that -- we're going to put that aside. and instead we're going to talk about success, about how all of you amazing young scouts with achieve your dreams. what to think of what i've been thinking about. you want to achieve your dreams, i said who the hell wants to speak about politics when i'm in front of the boy scouts? right?
there are many great honor that is come with the job of being president of the united states. but looking out at this incredible gathering of mostly young patriots. mostly young. i'm especiallily proud to speak to you's the honorary president of the boy scouts of america. you are the young people of character and integrate who will serve as leaders in our communities and uphold the saerkd values of our nation. i want to thank boy scouts president randall stevenson, chief scout executive michael
surbap randall delavega and the thousands of volunteers who made this a life changing experience for all of you. and they asked me to be here i said absolutely yes. [ cheers and applause ] finally -- and we can't forgot these people. i especially want to salute the moms and the dads and troop leaders who are here tonight. thank you for making scouting possible. thank you, mom and dad, troop leaders. when you volunteer for the boy scouts you are not only shaping young lives, you are shaping the future of america. the united states has no better citizens than its boy scouts.
no better. the values, traditions and skills you learn here will serve you throughout your lives. and just as importantly, they will serve your families, cities and in the future and in the present will serve your country. the scouts believe in putting america first. you know, i go to washington and i see all these politicians. ani and i see the swamp. and in fact i said we ought to change it from the word swamp to the word cesspool or perhaps sewer. but it's not good. not good.
and i see what's going on. and believe me i'd much rather be with you, that i can tell you. i'll tell you the reason that i love in, the reason that i really wanted to be here, it's because as president, i rely on former boy scouts every single day. and so do the american people. it's amazing how many boy scouts we have at the highest level of our great government. many of my top advisers in the white house were scouts. ten members of my cabinet were scouts. can you believe that? ten. secretary of state rex tillerson is not only a boy scout, he is
your former national president. the vice president of the united states, mike pence was a scout, and it meant so much to him. some of you here tonight might even have camped out in this yard when mike was the governor of indiana. but the scouting was very, very important. and by the way, where are our indiana scouts tonight? i wonder if the television cameras will follow you? they don't doing that when they see the massive crowds they don't like doing it that. hi, folks.
there's a lot of love in this big beautiful place. a lot of love. andf)g a lot of love for our country. and a lot of love for our country. secretary of the interior, ryan zeke is here ton. come here, ryan. ryan is an eagle scout from big sky country in montana. and by the way, he is doing a fantastic job. he makes sure that we leave our national parks and federal lands better than we found them in the best scouting tradition. so thank you very much, ryan.
secretary of energy rick perry of texas, an eagle scout from the great state. the first time he came to the national jamboree was in 1964. he was very young then. and rick told me just a little while ago, it totally changed his life. so, rick, thank you very much for being here. and we're
doing -- we're doing a lot with energy. and very soon, rick, we will be an energy exporter. isn't that nice? an energy exporter? in other words, we'll be selling our energy instead of buying it from everybody all over the globe. so that's good.
we will be energy dommant. and the folks at west virginia boy have we kept our promise. we love west virginia. we thank you. where is west virginia by the way? thank you. secretary tom price is also here today. dr. price still lives the scout oath, helping to keep millions of americans strong and healthy as our secretary of health and human services. and he is doing a great job. and hopefully he gets the votes tomorrow to start our path toward killing this horrible thing known as obamacare that's really hurting us.
[ chanting ]. >> by the way? are you going to get the votes? he better get them. he better get they will. otherwise i'll say tom, you're fired. i'll get somebody. he better get snar senator capito to vote tor. it's time. after seven years of saying repeal and replace obamacare we have a chance to now they do it.
hopefully they'll do it. as we can see just by looking at our government, in america scouts lead the way. and another thing i've noticed -- and i've noticed it all my life -- there is a tremendous spirit with being a scout, more so than almost anything i can think of. so whatever is going on, keep doing it it's incredible to watch. believe me. each of these leaders will tell that you their road to american success -- their american success -- and they are cigarette abgreat story with paved with the american values and traditions any learned in the boy scouts. and some day, many years from now when you look back on all
the advent yurs in your lives you'll be able to say the same, i got my start as a scout, just like these incredibly great people doing such a good job for our country. so that's going to happen. boy scout values are american values. and great boy scouts become great, great americans. as the scout law says, a scout is trustworthy, loyal -- we could use some more loyalty i will tell that you -- that was very impressive. you've heard that before.
but here you learn the rewards of hard work and perseverance, never, ever give up. never quit. persevere. never ever quit. you learn the satisfaction of building a roaring campfire reaching a mountain summit or earning a merit badge after mastering a skill. there is no better feeling than an achievement you've earned with your own sweat, tears, resolve, hard work. there is nothing like it. do you agree with that? [ cheers ]. >> i'm waiving waving to people so small back there i can't even see them. man, this is a lot of people. turn those cameras back there, please. that is so incredible. by the way, what do you think the chances are that this incredible massive crowd, record
setting is going to be shone on television tonight? 1% or zero? the fake media will say, president trump spoke -- you know what is. president trump spoke before a small crowd of boy scouts today. that's some -- that is some crowd. fake media. fake news. thank you. and i'm horped by that by the way. all of you people that i can't even see you. thank you. i hope you can hear. through scouting you also learn to believe in yourself, so important, to have confidence in your ability and to take responsibility for your own life. when you face oh down new challenges -- and you will have plenty of them -- develop talents you never thought
possible, and lead your teammates through daring trials, you discover that you can handle anything. and you learn it by being a scout. it's great. can you do anything. you can be anything you want to be. but in order to succeed, you must find out what you love to do. you have to find your passion, no matter what they tell you. if you don't -- i love you too. i don't know. nice guy. hey, what am i going to do? he sounds like a nice person. he. he, he, he. i do. i do love you.
you excited? what makes you want to get up each morning and go to work? you have to find it. if you love what you do and dedicate yourself to your work, then you will gain momentum? and look you have to -- you need the word momentum. you will gain that momentum. and each success will create another success. the word momentum. i'll tell you a story that's very interesting for me when i was young there was a man named levitt. anybody here ever hear of levitt town. he was very successful. became unbelievable -- he was a home builder. became an unbelievable success and got more and more
successful. and he would build homes and at night he would go to the major sites with teams of people and he would scour the sites for nails and saw small pieces of wood. and they cleaned the site. so when the workers came in the next morning, the sites would be spotless and clean. he did it properly. and he did this for 20 years. and then he was offered a lot of money for his company, and he sold his company. for a tremendous amount of money. at the time especially. this is a long time ago. sold his company for a tremendous amount of money. and he went out and bought a big yacht and he had a very interesting life. i won't go any more than that because you're boy scouts and i'm not going to tell you what he did. should i tell you? should i tell you? you're boy scouts, but you know
life. you know life. so look at you. who would think this is the boy scouts, right? so he had a very, very interesting life, and the company that bought his company was a big con gram rat and they didn't know anything about building homes and they didn't know anything about picking up the nails and the sawdust and selling it and the skrams of wood. this was a big conglomerate based in new york city. and after about a ten-year period, there were losing a lot with it. it didn't mean anything to them. and they couldn't sell it. so they called william left up and they said would you like to buy back your company and he said yes, i would. he so badly wanted it. he got bored with this life of yachts and sailing and all of the things he did in the south of france and other places. he won't get bored, right? you know, truthfully, you're workers. you'll get bored too. believe me. of course having a few good years like that isn't so bad.
but what happened is he bought back his company and he bought back a lot rf empty land and he worked hard at getting zoning and he worked hard at starting to develop and in the end he failed and he failed badly. lost all of his money. he went personally bankrupt and he was now much older. and i saw him at a cocktail party, and it was very sad because the hottest people in new york were at this party. it was the party of steve ross. steve ross, who was one of the great people -- he came up and discovered really founded time warner, and he was a great guy. he had a lot of successful people at the party. and i was doing well so i got invited to the party. i was very young. and i go in, but i'm in the real estate business and i see a hundred people, some of whom i recognize and they're big in the entertainment business. and i see sitting in the corner
was a little old man who was all by himself. nobody was talking to him. i immediately recognized that that man was the once great william left of levity town and i immediately went over. i wanted to talk to him more than the hollywood show business communications people. so i went over and talked to him, and i said mr. levity, i'm donald trump. he said i know. i said mr. left, how are you doing? he goes not well, not well at all. and i knew that. but he said not well at all. and he explained what was happening and how bad it's been and how hard it's been. and i said what exactly happened? why did this happen to you? you're one of the grates ever in our industry. why did this happen to you?
and he said donald, i lost my momentum. i lost my momentum. a word you never hear when you're talking about success when some of these guys that never made ten cents, they're on television giving you things about how you're going to be successful, and the only thing they ever did was a book and a tape. but i tell you -- i'll tell you, it was very sad, and i never forgot that moment. and i thought about it, and it's exactly true. he lost his momentum, meaning he took this period of time off long, years, and then when he got back, he didn't have that same momentum. in life i always tell this to people, you have to know whether or not you continue to have the momentum. and if you don't have it, that's okay. because you're going to go on and you're going to learn and you're going to do things that are great. but you have to know about the word momentum. but the big thing, never quit,
never give up. do something you love. when you do something you love, as i scout, i see that you love it. but when you do something that you love, you'll never fail. what you're going to do is give it a shot again and again and again. you're ultimately going to be successful. and remember this, you're not working. because when you're doing something that you love, like i do -- of course i love my business, but this is a little bit different. who thought this was going to happen. we're having a good time. we're doing a good job. doing a good job. but when you do something that you love, remember this. it's not work. so you'll work 24 slash 7. you're going to work all the time and at the end of the year you're not really working. you don't think of it as work. when you're not doing something that you like or when you're forced to do something that you really don't like, that's called work, and it's hard work.
and tedious work. so as much as you can do something that you love. work hard and never ever
give up, and you're going to be tremendously successful, tremendously successful. now, with that, i have to tell you our economy is doing great, our stock market has picked up, since the election, november 8 -- do we remember that day? was that a beautiful day? what a day. do you remember that famous night on television, november 8th where they said these dishonest people, where they said there is no path to victory for donald trump. they forgot about the forgot ten people. by the way, they're not
forgetting about the forgot ten people any more. they're going crazy trying to figure it out, but i told them it's far too late. but you remember that incredible night with the maps and the republicans are
red and the democrats are blue, and that map was so red it was unbelievable. and they didn't know what to say. and you know, we have a tremendous disadvantage in the electoral college. popular vote is much easier. because new york, california, illinois, you have to practically run the east coast. and we did. we ron florida, we won south carolina, we won north carolina, we won pennsylvania. we won and won. so when they said there is no way to victory, there is no way
to 270 --up, i went to maine four times because it's one vote, and we won. we won. one vote. i went there because i kept hearing we're at 269. but then wisconsin came in. many, many years. michigan came in. so -- and we worked hard there. you know, my opponent didn't work hard there, because she was told -- she was told she was going to win michigan, and i said well, wait a minute. the coal industry is moving to mexico, why is she -- she's there. why are they allowing it to move? and by the way, do you see the car industry, they're coming back to michigan, they're coming back to ohio. they're starting to peel back
in. and we go to wisconsin. now, wisconsin hadn't been won in many, month years by a republican. but we go to wisconsin, and we had tremendous crowds. and i'd leave these massive crowds, i'd say why are we going to lose this state? the polls, that's also fake news. they're fake polls. but the polls are saying -- but we won wisconsin. so i have to tell you, what we did, in all fairness, is an unbelievable tribute to you and all of the other millions and millions of people that came out and voted for make america great
again. and i'll tell
you what, we are indeed making america great again. what's going on is incredible. we had the best jobs report in 16 years. the stock market off a daily basis is hitting an all-time high. we're going to be bringing back very soon trillions of dollars from companies that can't get their money back into this country. and that money is going to be used to help rebuild america. we're doing things that nobody ever thought was possible, and we've just started. it's just the beginning, believe me.
you know, in the boy scouts you learn right from wrong. correct? you learn to contribute to your communities, to take pride in your nation, and to seek out opportunities to serve. you pledge to help other people at all times. in the scout oath you pledge on your honor to do your best and to do your duty to god and your country. and by the way, under the trump administration you'll be saying merry christmas again when you go shopping, believe me.
merry christmas. they've been down playing that little beautiful phrase. you're going to be saying merry christmas again, folks. but the words duty, country and god are beautiful words. in other words, basically what you're doing is you're pledging to be a great american patriot. for more than a century that is exactly what our boy scouts have been. last year you gave more than 15 million hours of service to helping people in your communities. proud of them. the that's an incredible stat.
all of you here tonight will p contribute more than 100,000 hours of service by the end of this jamboree. when natural disaster strikes, when people face hardship, when the beauty and glory of our outdoor spaces must be restored and taken care of, america turns to the boy scouts because we know that the boy scouts never ever, ever let us down. just like you know you can count on me, we know we can count on you because we know the values thaw live by.
your values are the same values that have always kept america strong, proud and free. and by the way, do you see the billions and billions and billions of additional money that we're putting back into our military? billions of dollars. new planes, new ships, great equipment for our people that are so great to us. we love our vet's. we love our soldiers, and we love our police, by the way. firemen, police. we love our police. those are all special people. uniformed services. two days ago i traveled to norfolk, virginia to commission an american aircraft carrier
into the fleet of the united states navy. it's the new west, largest and most advanced aircraft carrier anywhere in the world, and its named for an eagle scout, the "uss gerald r. ford." everywhe everywhere it sails that great scout's name will be feared and revered because that ship will be a symbol of american power, press teej and strength. our nation honors president gerald r. ford today because he lived his life the scouting way. boy scouts celebrate american
patriots, especially the brave members of our armed forces. thank you very much. thank you. thank you. american hearts are warmed every year when we read about boy scouts placing thousands and thousands of flags next to veterans' grave sites all across the country by honoring our heroes, you help to ensure that their memory never ever dies. you should take great pride in the example you set for every citizen of our country follow. generations of american boy scouts have sworn the is same oath and lived according to the same law. you inherit a noticeable american tradition. and as you embark on your lives,
never cease to be proud of you who you are and the principles you hold dear and stand by. wear your values as your badge of honor. what you've done few have done before you. what you've done is incredible. what you've done is admired by all. so i want to congratulate you, boy scouts. let your scouting oath guide your path from this day forward. remember your duty, honor your history, take care of the people god put into your life, and love and cherish your great country.
you are very special people. you're special in the lives of america. you're special to me. but if you do what we say, i promise you that you will live scouting's adventure every single day of your life, and you will win, win, win and help people in doing so. your lives will have meaning and purpose and joy. you will become leaders, and you will inspire others to achieve the dreams they once thought were totally impossible. things that you said could never, ever happen are already happening for you. and if you do these things and if you refuse to give in to doubt or to fear, then you will help to make america great
winners. i've known so many great people. they've been taught so well, and they love the heritage. but this is very special for me. and i just want to end by saying, very importantly, god bless you, god bless the boy scouts, god bless the united states of america. go out, have a great time in life. compete and go out and show me that there is nobody, nobody like a boy scout. thank you very much, everybody. thank you very much. thank you. thank you very much.
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