Donald Trump Presidential Campaign Announcement CSPAN June 20, 2015 7:00pm-8:01pm EDT
be. sometimes it's not possible. the more bipartisan we are, the better the product is. and the more likely it is to last if it does become law. >> congressman joe barton former chair of the energy and commerce committee. cochair of the congressional presidency caucus area he is been our guest. >> thank you. >> tuesday in new york city businessman and reality tv personality donald trump announced he is officially running for president.
mr. trollope is now the 12 major candidate seeking between 16 republican presidential nomination. this is almost an hour. [applause] [no audio] >> welcome everybody. today, i have the honor of introducing a man who needs no introduction. his legend has been built and his accomplishments are too many to name. that's man -- that man is my father. [applause] most people strive their entire lives to achieve great success in a single field. my father has succeeded in many.
he's enjoyed success in a vast diversity of industry because the common denominator ism. -- is him. his vision, his brilliance, his passion, his work ethic and his refusal to take no for an answer. [applause] i've enjoyed the good fortune of working alongside my father for 10 years now and i've seen these principles in action daily. i remember him telling me when i was a little girl, ivanka, if you're going to be thinking anyway, you might as well be thinking big. and that's how he approaches any task that he undertakes. he thinks big. my father has employed tens of thousands of people throughout his career, and he has inspired them to do extraordinary things. he has the strength to make hard decisions, and motivate those around him to achieve the impossible. he is an optimist who chases big
dreams and sees potential where others do not. he leads by example and will outwork anyone in any room. my father is the opposite of politically correct. he says what he means, and he means what he says. [applause] he is also the best negotiator i have ever met. countless times i've stood by his side and watched him make deals that seem to impossible to -- that seemed impossible to get done. he has the discernment to understand what the other party needs, and then to get exactly what he wants. my father knows how to be a fierce opponent, but also how to be a very loyal friend. when it comes to building bridges, he can do so
figuratively, but also has the rare ability to do so literally on time and under budget. [applause] throughout his career my father has been repeatedly called upon by local and federal government to step in and save long stalled , grossly over-budget public projects. whether it's building a skating think in the heart of central park, meticulously restoring the exterior facade of grand central terminal, enabling the development of new york city's jacob javits convention center creating a championship public golf course for the city of new york, or redeveloping the iconic but totally underutilized old post office building on
pennsylvania avenue and the -- in the heart of washington dc. my father succeeds time and time again where government has failed before him. i consider myself fortunate to have learned from the best, both as an entrepreneur and as a parent. my father is a man who is deeply grounded in tradition. he raised my siblings and me to work hard, and two scribes -- and to strive for excellence in all that we do. he taught us that we have a responsibility to have a positive -- to make a positive contribution to society. my father is leading me by example. my generation finds itself at a crossroads. our leadership has been mired in bureaucracy of its own creation. if we don't adapt politically and economically, our country will be left behind.
to address the many challenges we face, we don't need talk -- we need action. we need execution area did we need someone who is bold and independent, with a proven track record of successfully creating and building large and complex and complicated organizations, and in the process enabling many, many americans to better their lives. i can tell you that there's no better person than my father to have in your corner when you're facing tough opponents or making hard decisions. he is battle tested. he is a dreamer, but perhaps more importantly he is a do-eoer. ladies and gentlemen, it is my pleasure to introduce to you today a man who i have loved and respected my entire life, my
so nice, thank you very much. that's really nice. thank you. it's great to be at trump tower, it's great to be in a wonderful city, new york, and it's an honor to have everybody here. this is beyond anybody's expectations. there's been no crowd like this. and i can tell you, some of the candidates, they went in, they didn't know the air conditioner didn't work. they sweated like dogs. they didn't know the room was too big because they didn't have anybody there. how are they going to beat isis? i don't think it's going to happen. [applause] our country is in serious trouble. we don't have victories anymore. we used to have victories, but we don't have them. when was the last time anybody saw us beating, let's say china in a trade deal? they kill us. -- they would kill us. i beat china all the time, all
the time. when did we beat japan at anything? they send their cars over by the millions, and what do we do? when was the last time you saw a chevrolet in tokyo? it doesn't exist, folks. they beat us all the time. when do we beat mexico at the border? they are laughing at us, at our stupidity, and now they are beating us economically. they are not our friend, believe me, but they are killing us economically. the u.s. has become a dumping ground for everybody else's problems. [applause] thank you. it's true. and these are the best in the -- best and the finest.
we mexico sends its people, they are not sending their best. they are not sending you. they are not sending you. they are sending people that have lots of problems, and they are bringing those problems with us. they are bringing drugs, they are bringing crime, they are rapists, and some i assume are good people, but i speak to border guards and they tell us what we are getting. and it only makes common sense. it only makes common sense. they are sending us not the right people -- it's coming from more than mexico. it's coming from all over south and latin america, and it's coming probably probably from the middle east. but we don't know because we have no protection and we have no confidence. we don't know what's happening. it's got to stop and it's got to stop fast. [applause] islamic terrorism is eating up
large portions of the middle east. they have become rich. i'm in competition with them. they just built a hotel in syria. can you believe this? they built a hotel. when i had to build a hotel i pay interest. they don't have to pay interest because they took the oil that , when we left iraq, i said we should have taken. so now they have the oil. and what they don't have, iran has. years ago, i said it very strongly -- years ago, i said come and i love the military i don't want to have the strongest military that we've ever had and we need it now more than ever but i said don't hit iraq , because you're going to totally destabilize the middle east. iran is going to take over the middle east.
iran and somebody also get the -- and somebody else will get the oil. and it turns out that iran is now taking over iraq. think of it. iran is taking over iraq, and they're taking it over big league. we spent $2 trillion in iraq, 2 trillion. we lost thousands of lives thousands in iraq. we have wounded soldiers who i love -- i love -- they are great -- all over the place. thousands and thousands of wounded soldiers, and we have nothing. we can't even go there. we have nothing. and every time we give iraq equipment, the first time a bullet goes off in the air they leave it. last week i read 2300 humvees --
these are big vehicles -- 2300 were left behind for the enemies. you would say maybe two, maybe four. 2300 sophisticated vehicles. they ran and the enemy took them. [applause] donald trump: you're right. last quarter it was just announced our gross domestic product, a sign of strength, right? but not for us. it was below zero. who ever heard of this? it's never below zero. our labor participation rate was the worst since 1978, but think of it. gdp below zero. horrible labor participation rate. and are real unemployment is anywhere from 18-20%. don't believe the 5.6. don't believe it. that's right, a lot of people out there can't get jobs. [applause]
they can't get jobs because there are no jobs, because china has our jobs, and mexico has our jobs. they all have our jobs. but the real number, the real number is anywhere from 18, 19 and maybe even 21%, and nobody talks about it because it's a statistic that's full of nonsense. [applause] our enemies are getting stronger and stronger by the day, and we as a country are getting weaker. even our nuclear arsenal doesn't work. it came out recently -- they have equipment that's 30 years old. they don't even know if it works . and i thought it was horrible when it was broadcast on
television, because the way -- because boy, does that send signals to putin and all of the other people that look at us and they say, that is a group of people, and that is a nation that truly has no clue. they don't know what they are doing. they don't know what they are doing. [shouting] donald trump: we have a disaster called the big lie, obamacare, obamacare. yesterday it came out that costs are going, for people, up 29 39, 49, and even 55%. and deductibles are through the roof. you have to get hit by a tractor, literally a tractor to use it. because the deductibles are so high it's virtually useless. it is a disaster.
remember the $5 billion website? 5 billion we spent on a website and to this day it doesn't work. a $5 billion website. i have sony websites all over -- so many websites all over the place. i hire people. they do a website. it costs $3. $5 billion website. shou[shouting]: we want tru mp! donald trump: well, you need somebody, because politicians are all talk, no action. nothing is going to get done. they will not bring us, believe me, to the promised land. they will not. as an example, i've been on the circuit making speeches, and i hear my fellow republicans and they are wonderful people. i like them. they all want me to support them.
they don't know how to bring it about. they come up to my office. i have been meeting with three of them in the next week, and they don't know. are you running? are you not running? can we have your support? i like them. and i hear their speeches. they don't talk jobs and they don't talk china went -- don't talk china. when was the last time you heard china is killing us? they are devaluing their currency to a level that you wouldn't believe, that makes it impossible for other companies to compete, impossible. they are killing us but you don't hear it from anybody else. and i watched the speeches -- [applause] thank you. i watched the speeches of these people, and they say the sun will rise. the moon will set. all sorts of wonderful things will happen and people are
saying, what's going on? i just want a job. just give me a job. i don't need the rhetoric. i want a job. that's what's happening and it's going to get worse because remember, obamacare really kicks in in 2016. obama is going to be out playing golf or he might admit on one of my courses. i would invite him i would actually say. i have the best course in the world, i have right next to the one white house. right in the potomac. if you'd like to play that's fine. in fact, i would love like them to leave early and play. that would be a very good thing. but obamacare kicks in in 2016 . really big league. it is going to be amazingly destructive. doctors are quitting. i have a friend who is a doctor, and he said to me the other day donald, i never saw anything like it. i have more accounts than i have nurses. it's a disaster. my patients are beside
themselves. they had a plan that was good. they have no plan now. we have to repeal obamacare and -- [applause] and it can be replaced with something much better for everybody. let it be for everybody. but much better and much less expensive for people and for the government. and we can do it. >>[shouting] trunp !mp! trump! donald trump: so i've watched the politicians. i've dealt with them all my life. if you can't make a good deal with a politician, then there's something wrong with you. you are certainly not very good. and that's what we have representing us. they will never make america great again. they don't even have a chance. they are controlled fully.
they are controlled fully by the lobbyists, by the donors and by the special interests, fully. they control them. hey, i have lobbyists, i have to tell you -- i have lobbyists that can produce anything for me. they are great. but do you know what? it won't happen. it won't happen because we have to stop doing things for some people, but for this country it is destroying our country. we have to stop and it has to stop now. now, our country needs -- [applause] our country needs a truly great leader. and we need a truly great leader now. [applause] we need a leader that wrote the art of the deal. [applause] we need a leader that can bring
back our jobs, can bring back our manufacturing, can bring back our military, can take care of our veterans. our veterans have been abandoned. [applause] and we also need a cheerleader. you know, when president obama was elected, i said, well, the one thing i think he will do well -- i think he will be a great cheerleader for the country. i think he would be a great spirit. i really thought he would be a great cheerleader. but he wasn't. he is actually a negative force. he wasn't a cheerleader, he was the opposite. we need somebody that can take the brand of the united states and make a great again. it's not great again. [applause]
we need somebody -- >>[shouting]trump! trump! trump! donald trump: we can do that, and i will tell you, i love my life. i have a wonderful family. they're saying, dad, you're going to do something that's going to be so tough. you know, all of my life i've heard that a truly successful person, a really, really successful person -- and even modestly successful -- cannot run for public office, just can't happen. yet that's the kind of mindset that you need to make this country great again. so, ladies and gentlemen, i am officially running --
[applause] -- for president of the united states, and we are going to make our country great again! ♪ donald trump: it can happen. our country has tremendous potential. we have tremendous people. we have people that aren't working, we have people that have no incentive to work. but they're going to have incentive to work. because the greatest social program is a job. and they'll be proud, and they'll love it, and they'll make much more money than they would have ever made. they'll be doing so well, and we're going to be thriving as a country, thriving! it can happen. [applause]
i will be the greatest jobs president that god ever created, i tell you that. [applause] i'll bring back our jobs from china, from mexico, from japan from so many places. i'll bring back our jobs, and i'll bring back our money. right now, think of this, we owe china $1.3 trillion. we owe japan more than that. so they come in, they take our jobs, they take our money and then they loan us back the money, and we pay them in interest. and then the dollar goes up, so their deal's even better. how stupid are our leaders? how stupid are these politicians to allow this to happen? how stupid are they?
>>[shouting] we want troumump! we want trump! donald trump: i'm going to tell you a couple of stories about trade, because i'm totally against the trade bill for a number of reasons. number one, the people negotiating it don't have a clue. our president doesn't have a clue. he's a bad negotiator. he's the one that did bergdahl. we get bergdahl, they get five killer terrorists that everybody wanted over there. we get bergdahl. we get a traitor. we get a no-good traitor, and they get the five people that they wanted for years. and those people are now back on the battlefield trying to kill us. that's the negotiator we have. take a look at the deal he's making with iran. he makes that deal, israel maybe won't exist very long. it's a disaster, and we have to protect israel. [applause]
so we need people -- i'm a free trader. but the problem with free trade is you need really talented people to negotiate for you. if you don't have talented people, if you don't have great leadership, if you don't have people that know business -- not just a political hack that got the job because he made a contribution to a campaign which is the way all jobs just about are gotten -- free trade is terrible. free trade can be wonderful if you have smart people. but we have people that are stupid. we have people that aren't smart, and we have people that are controlled by special interests, and it's just not going to work. so here's a couple of stories. happened recently. a friend of mine is a great manufacturer, and you know china comes over, and they dump all their stuff. i buy it. i buy it because, frankly, i have an obligation to buy it. because they devalue their
currency so brilliantly, they just did it recently, and nobody thought they could do it again. but with all our problems with russia, with all our problems with everything, everything, they got away with it again. and it's impossible for our people here to compete. so i want to tell you this story. a friend of mine is a great manufacturer. he calls me up a few weeks ago. he's very upset. i said, what's your problem? he said, you know, i make great product. i said, i know, i know that because i buy the product. he said, i can't get it into china. they won't accept it. i sent a boat over, and they actually sent it back. they talked about environmental, they talked about all sorts of crap that had nothing to do with it. i said, oh, wait a minute, that's terrible. did anyone know this? he said, they do it all the time with other people. i said, they send it back? yeah. so i finally got it over there and they charged me a big tariff. they're not supposed to be doing that.
i told them. now, they do charge you tariffs on trucks. ask boeing, they wanted all their secrets before they agreed to buy planes from boeing. hey, i'm not saying they're stupid. hey, i'm not saying they are stupid. i like china. i just sold an apartment for $15 million to somebody from china. am i supposed to dislike them? i own a big chunk of the bank of america building in 1290 avenue of the americas that i got from china in a war. very valuable. i love china. the biggest bank in the world is from china. you know where their united states headquarters is located? in this building, in trump tower. i love china. people say you don't like china. i love them, but their leaders are much smarter than ours.
it is like take the new england patriots and tom brady and have them play your high school football team. that is the difference between china's leaders and our leaders. they are ripping us. we are rebuilding many countries. you go to china now -- roads bridges, you never saw anything like it. they have bridges that make the george washington bridge look like small potatoes and they are all over the place. we have it, but we don't how to use it. we don't even know we have the cards because our leaders don't understand the game. we could turn off that spigot by charging them tax until they behave properly. now, they are going militarily. they are building a military island in the middle of the south china sea.
our country could never do that because we would have to get environmental clearance and the environmentalists -- we would never build in an ocean. they built this massive military port. they are building up their military to a point that is very scary. you have a problem with isis you have a bigger problem with china. the new china in terms of trade is mexico. this man tells me about the manufacturing. i say that is a terrible story. i hate to hear it. i have another one -- ford. mexico takes a car company that was going to build in tennessee rips it out. everybody thought the deal was that. it was reported recently. everybody thought it was a done deal, it is going into tennessee. great state, great people. at the last moment, this big car manufacturer announces they are
not going to tennessee. they will spend their $1 billion in mexico instead. not good. now, ford announces a few weeks ago that ford is going to build a $2.5 billion car and truck and parts manufacturing plant in mexico. $2.5 billion. going to be one of the largest in the world. ford, good company. i announced that i am running for president. [applause] mr. trump: one of the early things i would do probably before i even got in -- i would not even use -- i know the smartest negotiators in the world. i know the good ones, the bad ones, the underrated once. they think they are good. the newspapers get buffaloed but they are not good.
i know the best negotiators in the world. we will do very well. very, very well. i would not even waste my time with this one. i would call up the head of ford, who i know, if i was president. i would say congratulations. i understand that you are building a nice $2.5 billion car factory in mexico and that you will take your cars and sell them to the united states, zero tax across the border. you say to yourself how does that help us? it is not good. i'll say congratulations. let me give you the bad news -- every car, truck, part manufactured in this plant that comes across the border, we will charge you a 35% tax.
[applause] mr. trump: that tax is going to be paid simultaneously with the transaction and that is it. here is what is going to happen -- if it is not me in the position, it is one of these politicians we are running against. the 400 people. here is what is going to happen -- they are not so stupid. they know it is not a good thing and they may even be upset. they will get a call from their donors or probably from the lobbyists from ford and say you cannot do that to ford because ford takes care of me and i take care of you and you cannot do that to fort. -- ford. guess what? no problem. they are going to build in mexico and take jobs away from us. under president trump, here is what will happen -- the head of ford will call me back i would
say within one hour after i told him the bad news. it could be -- you might want to wait until the next day. he will say please and beg for a little. i will say no interest. he will call a bunch of political people and i will say no interest. i don't need anybody's money. i'm using my own money. i'm not using the lobbyists or donors. i don't care. i'm really rich. by the way, i'm not even saying that -- that is the kind of thinking you need for this country. it sounds crass. it is not crass. we got $18 trillion in debt, nothing but problems, a military that needs equipment. we have nuclear weapons that are obsolete.
we have got social security that is going to be destroyed if somebody like me does not bring money into the country. all these other people want to cut the hell out of it. i will bring money in and we will save it. here is what is going to happen -- after i'm called by 30 friends of mine who contributed to different campaigns, after i am called by all the special interests and the donors and by the lobbyists -- they have zero chance of convincing me, zero -- i will get a call the next day from the head of ford to say please reconsider and i will say no. he will say, mr. president, we have decided to move the plant back to the united states. we will not build in mexico. they have no choice. they have no choice. there are hundreds of things like that. i will give you another example -- saudi arabia.
they make $1 billion a day. $1 billion a day. i love the saudis. many are in this building. they make $1 billion a day. whenever they have problems, we send over the ships. what are we doing? they got nothing but money. if the right person asks them, they pay a fortune. they would not be there except for us. believe me, you look at the border with yemen, you remember obama a year ago -- yemen was a great victory. two weeks later, the place was blown up and they kept our equipment. they always keep our equipment. we ought to send some real junk -- we should send our surplus. we are always losing this brand-new stuff. look at the border with saudi arabia. do you really think these people are interested in yemen?
saudi arabia without us is gone. they are gone. and i'm the one that made all the right predictions about iraq. all of these politicians that i am running against now -- it is so nice to say i am running as opposed to if i run. i'm running. all of these politicians i am running against now, they are trying to -- you look at bush. it took him five days to answer the question on iraq. i said is he intelligent? i look at rubio. he was unable to answer the question. is iraq a good thing or bad thing? he could not answer the question. how are these people going to lead us? how are we going to make a great again? they don't have a clue. they cannot lead us. they cannot even answer simple questions.
saudi arabia is in big, big trouble. thanks to fracking and other things, the oil is all over the place. i used to say it -- this was during the worst crisis -- there were ships loaded up with oil and the cartel kept the price up because they were smarter than our leaders. there is so much wealth out there that can make our country so rich again. therefore, make it great again because we need money. we are dying. we are dying. we need money. we have to do it. we need the right people. so, ford will come back. they will all come back and i will say this -- this is going to be an election, in my opinion, that is based on competence. somebody says -- thank you darling -- somebody said to me the other day -- a reporter.
mr. trump, you are not a nice person. that is true. actually, i think i am a nice person. people that know me, like me. does my family like me? i'm proud of my family. speaking of my family -- vanessa, tiffany, ivanka did a great job. [applause] mr. trump: jared, laura, eric -- i'm very proud of my family. they are a great family. so, the reporters said to me the other day mr. trump, you are not a nice person. how can you get people to vote for you? i said i don't know. i said i think that number one i am a nice person. i give a lot of money away to charities.
i think i am actually a very nice person, but i said this is going to be an election that is based on confidence because people are tired of these nice people and they are tired of being ripped off by everybody in the world and they are tired of spending more money on education than any nation in the world per capita, than any nation in the world and we're 26th in the world. 25 countries are better than us in education and some of them are like third world countries. we are becoming a third world country because of our infrastructure, airports and roads. one of the things i did -- i said -- a lot of people said he will never run. he does not want to give up his lifestyle. you are right about that. number two, i'm a private
company so nobody knows what i am worth. when you run, you have to announce and certify to all sorts of government authorities your net worth. that's ok. i'm proud of my net worth. i started off in a small office with my father in brooklyn and queens. my father said -- i love my father. he was a great negotiated. i learned so much sitting at his feet, playing with blocks and listening to him negotiate with subcontractors. i learned a lot. he used to say, donald, do not go into manhattan. that is the big leagues. we don't know anything about that. i said i have to. i have to build big buildings. i have to do it. after four or five years in brooklyn, i ventured into manhattan and made a lot of good deals. i was responsible for the convention center on the westside.
i did it early and young. i love what i am doing. they all said, a lot of the pundits on television, donald will never run. and one of the main reasons is he is private and he is probably not as successful as everybody thinks. i said to myself, you know nobody will ever know unless i run because i'm really proud of my success. i really am. i have employed tens of thousands of people over my lifetime. that means medical, education, everything. my accountants have been working for months because it is big and complex. they have put together a statement. a financial statement.
it is a summary, but everything will be filed eventually with the government and we don't need extensions or anything. we will file it on time. we don't need anything. and, it was even reported incorrectly yesterday because they said he had assets of $9 billion. that is the wrong number. not assets. they put together this and before i say it -- i have to say this. i made it the old-fashioned way. it is real estate. it is labor, unions -- some good and some bad. lots of people that are not in unions. it is all over the place and the world. i have assets, big accounting firm, one of the most highly respected -- $9, 240,000,000.
i have liabilities of about $500. long-term debt, very low interests. one of the big banks came to me and said i don't have enough borrowings. they asked to loan me money and i said i don't need it or want it. i have been there. i don't want it. in two seconds, they give me whatever i wanted. i have a total net worth -- it will be well over $10 billion. here a total net worth of $8 billion -- not assets, a net worth. after all debt, all expenses, the greatest assets -- trump tower, bank of america building in san francisco, 40 wall street, sometimes referred to as the trump building -- many other places all over the world.
the total is $8,737,540,000. [applause] mr. trump: i'm not doing that to brag because i don't have to, believe it or not. i'm doing that to say that that is the kind of thinking our country needs. we need that thinking. we have the opposite thinking. we have losers. we have losers. we have people that don't have it. we have people that are morally corrupt. we have people that are selling this country down the drain. i put together this statement and the only reason i am telling you about it today is because we really do have to get going because if we have another three or four years -- we are at a -- $18 trillion now.
according to the economists who i am not big believers in, they say $24 trillion we are very close. that is the point of no return. $24 trillion. we will be there soon. that is when we become greece. that is when we become a country that is unsalvageable. we will be there very soon. >> make america strong! mr. trump: just to sum up, i would do various things very quickly. i will repeal and replace the big lie, obamacare. i will build a great wall -- nobody builds walls better than me. i will build a great, great wall on our southern border and i
will have mexico pay for that wall. mark my words. nobody would be tougher on isis than donald trump. nobody. [applause] mr. trump: i will find within our military, i will find the general patton or i will find general macarthur. i will find the right guy, the guy that will take that military and make it really work. nobody will be pushing us around. [applause] mr. trump: i will stop iran from getting nuclear weapons. we will not be using a man like secretary kerry that has absolutely no concept of negotiation, who is making horrible deals, who is being tapped a long as they make weapons right now and goes into a bicycle race at 72 years old and falls and break his leg. i will not be doing that.
i will never be in a bicycle race. [applause] mr. trump: i will immediately terminate president obama's illegal executive order on immigration, immediately. [applause] mr. trump: fully support and backup the second amendment. [applause] mr. trump: very interesting. today, i heard it. through stupidity in a very hard-core prison, interestingly named clinton, two vicious murderers escaped and nobody knows where they are. a woman was on television this morning and she said, mr. trump -- she was telling other people. i called her. she said, mr. trump, i always
was against guns. i did not want guns and now since this happened my husband and i are finally in agreement. we now have a gun at every table. we are ready to start shooting. i said very interesting. so, protect the second amendment. [applause] mr. trump: end common core. common core is a disaster. bush is totally in favor of common core. i don't see how he could possibly get the nomination. he is weak on immigration and in favor of common core. how the hell can you vote for this guy? you just can't do it. education has to be local. rebuild the country's infrastructure. nobody can do that like me believe me. it will be done on time, on budget, way below cost, way
below what anyone ever thought. i look at these roads being built all over the country and i say i can build those things for one third. what they do is unbelievable. we are building on pennsylvania avenue the old post office. we are converting it into a great hotel. it will be the best hotel in washington, d.c. we got it from the general services administration. the obama administration, we got it. it was the most highly sought after -- i think the most highly sought after project in the history of general services. we got it. people were shocked -- trump got it. i got it because we are really good and we had a really good plan. we also had a great financial status. general services who are great people and talented they wanted
to do a great job and made sure it got built. we have to rebuild our infrastructure -- our bridges roadways and airports. you come into it laguardia airport, it is like we are in a third world country. you look at the patches and the 40-year-old floor they put down -- you look at these airports, we are like a third world country. i come in from china, qatar, different places and they have the most incredible airports in the world. you come back to this country and you have lax, disaster -- all of these disastrous airports. we have to rebuild our infrastructure. save medicare, medicaid and social security without cuts. have to do it. get rid of the waste and abuse but say that. people have been paying it for years and now many of these candidates want to cut it. you save it by making the united
states rich again and take back all the money that was lost. renegotiate our foreign trade deals. [applause] mr. trump: reduce our $18 trillion in debt because we are in a bubble. we have artificially low interest rates. we have a stock market that frankly has been good to me but i still hate to see what is happening. we have a stock market that is so bloated, be careful of the bubble. what you have seen in the past might be small potatoes compared to what happens. be very careful. strengthen our military and take care of our vet. sadly, the american dream is
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