President-elect Donald Trump Holds Rally in Des Moines Iowa CSPAN December 8, 2016 8:16pm-9:13pm EST
>> you can find the rest of this online. we'll take you live to des moines. mike pence is about to take the podium. ♪ mr. pence: hello, iowa! wow. [cheers] mr. pence: i'm mike pence. [applause] mr. pence: i'm from indiana. and because of the support in hartford and -- hard work and prayers and people all across
america, i am honored to say i will take the oath of positive -- oath of office to be the next vice president of america. [applause] [cheers] mr. pence: my family and i are grateful and deeply humbled that we would be standing on the day on january 20. and i came here today on behalf of of my family to say thank you. [applause] [cheers] mostly i am here tonight as a fellow american, to say to the people of iowa, thank you that one month ago today you voted to elect a president that will make america great again. [applause] [cheers]
[whistling] iowa,nce: so thank you thank you for doing your part to make donald trout -- trump the 45th president of the united states of america. [applause] he did it. he did it. and we have all of you to thank. thanks to you, america will finally have a president who will be billed our military -- rebuild our military. provide our soldiers, sailors, brains -- marines and coast guard with the resources and training they need to accomplish their mission. and we will finally have a
president who will name our enemy and marshal the resources to hunt it down isis and to destroy it at its source. [applause] mr. pence: and thanks to you, after a hard that heartbreaking day in des moines, people in the law enforcement committee and this community, thanks to you, we will have a president that supports the men and women in our law enforcement community at every level. [applause] [whistling] mr. pence: we will have a president that provides law enforcement with the resources and tools they need to protect our families and go home safe to their families and he will restore law and order to every city and every community in this land, thanks to you. [applause] you,ence: and thanks to
thanks to you will have a president that will make the american economy great again. [applause] [cheers] mr. pence: a president that would repeal obamacare, lock stock, and barrel. and replace it with reforms. we will have a president that will cut taxes, will back excessive regulations, repeal every single unconstitutional executive order signed by barack obama -- [applause] you,ence: and thanks to and thanks to you we will have a president that will put american workers and american jobs first. we will have trade deals that will mean american jobs and
american prosperity. [applause] thanks to you, we will have a president that rights for american jobs. we saw that in the future state just -- hoosier state just last week. because of the leadership of our president elect, the company announced that they were going to mexico, closing their doors, because he reached out, because he described a vision for a growing america and in america that puts workers first, carrier decided to keep more than 1000 jobs in the state of indiana. erie are decided to stay in america because donald trump was elected president of the united states. [applause] you.ence: thanks to thanks to you we are going to have a president that will
enforce the laws of this nation on behalf of the citizens of this nation, and all that are legally here, we will build a wall and enforce our laws and and -- end illegal immigration once and for all. [applause] mr. pence: thanks to you. usa, usa.a, mr. pence: thanks to you, we will have a president who will make appointments to the highest court in the land, that will uphold the sanctity of life, our second amendment and all of the god-given liberties enshrined in the constitution of the united states. thanks to you. i look at my thanks to you, you made a difference in the life of the nation. i am here as a fellow american, for the bottom of my heart,
thank you for what you have done . thank you for giving america a new president, his strength -- whose strength, vision and leadership will make america great again faster than you can possibly imagine. [applause] [cheers] mr. pence: so i say with a grateful heart, and with real honor that it is my high -- [applause] mr. pence: and distinct privilege to present to you the president elect of the united states of america, donald trump. [applause] ♪
president-elect trump: what a crowd. wow. what a crowd. [applause] [cheers] president-elect trump: what great people. great people. usa, usa!a, usa, usa, president-elect trump: i'm here today for one, the main reason -- to say thank you to the great people of iowa. [applause] president-elect trump: you went out and pounded, i mean pounded the pavement. propelled us andy to victory at a grassroots and every other level. we have a movement the likes of
which this world has never seen before. never seen before. [applause] alsodent-elect trump: i want to give a very special thanks to our veterans. a lot of veterans in this room. thank you. thank you. service members, military families, unbelievable people. yesterday was the 75th anniversary of pearl harbor. and a reminder of the countless americans that made the ultimate sacrifice for this and our country. [applause] president-elect trump: america's men and women in uniform are the finest in the bravest the world has ever known. by the way folks, we are going to be building up our military. [applause] president-elect trump: it will no longer be a depleted
military, i promise. [applause] president-elect trump: so to all serving in our military, and to all veterans that wore the uniform before, i say to you on a very great one nation, thank you, thank you, thank you. we are in your debt. and we will never ever let you down. never. we will honor your service, your sacrifice -- and that really begins with demanding and respecting our american flag. [applause] [cheers] president-elect trump: i think you will be liking the things we
are putting forward in the not-too-distant future. you know what i mean? you know what i mean? when pearl harbor was attacked, wideband that immediately went to defend his country was john glenn. for the next seven decades, he devoted his life to serving the american people, which he did not a cockpit of his bullet riddled writer jet. tell times. mercuryilence of his best [booing] that ist-elect trump: ok. we need to respect john glenn. i think they are actually on our side, they just do not know it yet. they will be said. -- soon. john was in the weightless silence of his mercury
spacecraft, and later in the halls of the u.s. capital. our nation mourns the passing of one of our great heroes. he was a giant among men and a true american legend. who inspired generations of explorers and we will honor his legacy by continuing to push new frontiers in science, technology, and space. [applause] president-elect trump: in filling my cabinet, i am looking for people that fully understand the meaning of service and who are committed to advancing the common good. one such man, who by the way our country has fallen in love with, general james mad dog mattis. [applause] president-elect trump: when he does not lose -- he does not lose.
we were together last night. he is a great guy. the general's general. earlier this week, i formally announced my plans to nominate him as your new secretary of defense. [applause] president-elect trump: i believe we are in the process of putting together one of the great cabinets that has ever been assembled in the history of our nation. do you like it so far everybody? [applause] president-elect trump: i also want to take this opportunity to thank your great senators, chuck grassley, a great guy. and a woman i have gotten to know very welcome page amend his woman, phenomenal person -- joni ernst. they are going to be tremendous
partners in the senate and they are in washington d c right now working very hard on something that is very interesting. they are two tremendous people. they never wavered. we did have some people that would waiver and as well as they came back prior to the vote, we were all right. we do not like people that waiver, right? they didn't wavered. your governor did not waver. he did not waver. not even a little bit. and said i will invite onto stage one of the newest additions to our administration, a man you know well. one of the most important really mustlationships we improve, our relationship with
china. is nation of china responsible for almost half of america's trade deficit. economy,not a market they get a little bit of help. that is why we designate them as a nonmarket economy: becoming -- big thing. they have not played by the rules, and it is time they are going to start. they got to. we are in this thing together. we need to play by the rules. you have a tax of intellectual property, putting unfair taxes on our companies, not putting the medicine -- menace on north korea like they should. other than that, they have been wonderful, right? i have to tell you, the man that
is going to be coming up here very soon. every single time i have spoken as i am going onto the stage he says, please mr. trump -- he can now call me mr. trump. now you can call me president elect, can you believe it? trump,ys would say, mr. donald, don't say anything bad about china when you are in iowa. [laughter] president-elect trump: i said, why? >> because i have so many friends there and we do well with china. president-elect trump: so when it came to think about the ambassador to china, right? i started saying a way to minute, this is big stuff. i cannot tell you how many people wanted that position. it is not bad, you go over there and you live like a king. he is not looking to live like
you can come and he and his beautiful wife came to my office and it barrel -- and they are looking to work on the relationship, because he knows the leaders in china. yearsw the current leader ago and music company will be the ultimate leader, when he was a young guy. you have a very special man. i want to tell you apparently, the man i have chosen as our ambassador to china, is the man that knows china and likes china -- you better like china if you will be over there. resultss how to deliver and he will deliver results, like he has been for 23 years for the people of iowa. [applause] hasident-elect trump: he been on six missions to china
and is highly respected by all of the chinese officials. he is also a native of iowa, america's longest serving governor in the history of our country, 23 years. [applause] president-elect trump: think of that. in the history. you do not know what it is, to be a governor for four years is tough. and has done an incredible job. the has also become a great friend of mine. i am now honored to welcome to the stage our next ambassador to china, your governor, and i can truly say your great governor, terry branstad. come up, terry.
[applause] branstad: this is a big room. wow. president elect trump. [applause] iowans, itd: fellow has been an honor and privilege to serve the people of this state and thanks to the great new president that will make america great again, i am very proud to serve america in this very important role. thank you very much. [applause]
[cheers] he isent-elect trump: going to do so great. with him on our side, i know we will succeed in bringing our jobs back. i also know that china, who has been so tough and competitive, and dealing with people that did not get it. i will tell you what, we will have mutual respect. and china is going to benefit and we will benefit and terry will lead the way. i just want to congratulate him. to accomplish our goals, we must reject the field approaches of the past -- failed approaches of the past. the government needs to stop listening to the special interests, and start delivering
for the national interests. it is time to deliver for you, just like iowa delivered were made. -- for me. boy, did you deliver. we wantgo into this, almost every single county in the state. we want by over 10 points. we want one county -- won one county that was not won since eisenhower. anybody know the name of the county? and we had a great night. iowa was announced very early. so was ohio. we took ohio by almost nine points. and we were expected to win it by two points or three. that made the other side nervous. right inriends,
israel, we want by 10 points -- won by 10 points. and they saw almost every single county and it was incredible. and it is a, maybe those two are kes.s -- are fluc that way one -- then we won michigan, wisconsin, georgia, and texas. and utah. remember utah? where they said this guy is an unknown person, he is doing so well. remember? aid, utah isah -- s emily. i went to my people and i said, we have problems. utah is in play. this guy is supposed to be doing well. it was like we tied.
that hillary was in third place. this was a case where i wanted her to be in second place, to be honest. this guy was supposedly in second place. they said texas, very close. georgia, very close. they had us so close, to close to call. it was before the election. then the election -- so now, the texasopen and they go, goes to trump. georgia goes to trump. right at the beginning. i won them and landslides. i said, what has been going on? they are in play. meaning, they are very close. guess what, they were not in place -- play. so that was nice. they said immediately, donald
trump wins texas. they said, very important, trump wins iowa. that was a big one. [applause] president-elect trump: the numbers were so big, but the rest of the night, the other side said, that is a big number. that was a lot more than we were supposed to lose by. this is a thank you, and it is a thank you iowa, ohio, florida and a lot of the states that were so crucial. and we want everyone of them. the basket -- nebraska, a guy from nebraska. we want -- won nebraska. we won it twice. we had a lot of good, wealthy people fighting us and that did not work.
they are not so unhappy now, because of the stock market has gone up so much because of us. those will be people just got wealthier, right? they had a lot of buses. they were blessing them from all over the place. built thisn worker country and now it is time for american workers to have the government, and for the first time in decades and there is to them. -- answers to them. my plan begins with structural reform degree millions of really good paying jobs. jobs. whether it is agriculture, medicine or military to knowledge he, we want -- technology, we want the next generation of innovation to happen in america and right here in iowa, you will be big
beneficiaries. big beneficiaries. first on taxes, we will undertake one of the greatest tax reforms and simplifications in american history. too much work and complicated. at the center of the plan is tax relief for the american middle class. it had been forgotten. vote.id they come out and parties, i think both to a certain that club especially the other side -- they forgot about those people. the forgotten men and the forgotten women. they are not forgotten anymore. they are not forgotten anymore. we are also going to lower the business tax rate from 35% all the way down to 50% -- 15%.
primehe prime -- gotta the pump. we have 65 million people out there, they have to work. they will have their choice of jobs. nice it -- wouldn't it be if you with around and said, i have so many options. so many options. please, sally help me choose. you will have that. you will have options. you can take whatever you can get, we will have options. on regulations, we will eliminate every wasteful regulation that hurts our workers and our small businesses. pruitt,it today, scott who is a tremendous guy, met with applause from the business community.
we will protect the family farm and we are going to end the epa intrusion into your lives. [applause] president-elect trump: on energy. we will cancel the job killing restrictions on the production of american industry. that means lower energy prices for farmers, household and small businesses. and i went and all over the u.s., we will also pursue an agenda of conservation, protecting our beautiful natural resources for future americans, your children and a lot of other people. and we will enter clean air and -- ensure clean air and clean water for all of our people. regulations, by the way, will be cut down to a fraction of what they are now. believe it or not, environmentally we will be
protected better and we will have jobs. we will have jobs. on infrastructure, i'm going to ask congress to pass legislation that produces $1 trillion of new investments in america's crumbling infrastructure. it is crumbling. it includes major products -- projects for our world communities -- rural communities and urban communities. and we will put our people, not people from other lands, our people will go back to work in the process. ok? [applause] president-elect trump: it is time to help americans get off of welfare and get back into the labor market. and they will want to do it. rebuilding this country with american hands, by american
workers. we are going to do it. we will have people who have not worked for years, they are going to love it. they will be incentivized. my administration will follow to hires, by americans, and americans. ago we used to display,-- proudly made in the usa. you would get a car and it would say, made in the usa. i do not see it. -- we areanufacturers talking to a lot of companies, i do not think they will be leaving. they will not be leaving so fast anymore. because we love our companies and we love it when they are employing thousands of people.
but we do not love our companies when they leave and go to another country and think they can make their products and develop back into our country like we are a bunch of fools, like they have been getting away with. there will be consequences. when they want to leave, i will wish them well. enjoyed your new plans -- plan ts, and you think you will become a group a strong border that the -- be coming through a very strong border, it will not be so easy. we will not be this stupid people. because from now on it is going to be america first, it will be america first. some of the deals made, i actually like reading deals. i do not know what that is. i have been reading these deals
and they are horrible. but we will have great news for you in the near future. on trade, the trade deficit now nearly $800 billion a year. we trade, i want to trade, i'm a free trader. but it needs to make sense. you lose $800 billion a year, it is a chronic drag on growth, and a total destroyer of jobs and the wealth of our country. we do not want that anymore. [applause] president-elect trump: by the way, some of the people i put on to negotiate are some of the most successful people in the world. and a newspaper criticized me, why can't they have people of modest means. because i want people who have made a fortune. they are negotiating for you.
it is no different from a great baseball player or golfer, we want people -- and they are so proud to do it. they have given up fortunes in order to make one dollar a year. and they are so proud to do it. watch what will happen. it will happen fast. it will happen very fast. and we have been given tremendous reviews on the people we have gotten. that is why we would negotiate renegotiate trade deals and the product dumping, which makes it impossible for our companies to compete. and defend every last american job. we are going to do it. it is going to be fun. [applause] president-elect trump: i actually love calling these
companies. i say, give me a list of 10 companies that are leaving. and i love calling them and saying, hi. i get the president of the company and i think, how are you doing? congratulations mr. president-elect. and i say, do not leave. and we have had great success. on the military, we will show the whole world that america is strong again. you will have a very strong military. [applause] president-elect trump: there has rarely been a time when we needed a strong military, and a smart military, more than we have now. right? badlyl rebuild our depleted military and ensure service members have the
equipment, technology and resources they need to get the job done. to get the job done. now, i have to say this. hopefully we will never have to use the power we are building. we do not want to use it. we believe in peace through strength. it has to be there. at the same time, we will enter -- ensure our veterans have the best medical care, including the best health care for our female veterans that have also been the forgotten people. of forgotten people in this country. a lot of forgotten people. those female veterans have had it almost tougher than almost anybody. that is very nice.
thank you. i am asking congress to pass legislation to make safe and affordable childcare accessible to all, while fighting for higher pay for women. women in the workforce, that is what has to happen. women with small businesses, to access the capital they need. working for them and for companies to invest. right now, there is no capital. you cannot get a loan. we will open it up and you will be a bill to get loans -- be b e able to get lucky and expand your businesses. it will be a beautiful thing. it has to happen. so many people cannot get jobs. the unemployment number is totally fiction. if you look for a job for six months and you give up, they
consider -- you give up, you go home and say, i cannot get a job. they consider you statistically employed. it is not the way. do not worry about it, it will take care of itself. we want to employ every young woman who dreams of owning a small business, because that dream has not been a dream for a long time. on health care reform, i want to tell you and i want to thank the women, because i heard from months, i will not do well with women. i said, why? i think i will trade the men for the women. i wanted to -- and then we had the election and i did great with women. i lead in many categories and every time we had a rally, i would have the beautiful pink
signs, women for trout -- trump. and then i with her on the television to see how massive the crowd was, and they would never show it. and they would talk about women. guess what, we did great with women. african-americans, the african-american communities -- unbelievable. much more than in the past for other people. it was fantastic. plus, a law did not vote for hillary. hispanic commit these, -- commun ity, incredible. records,males i set but who cares? who cares? i would rather set the records with the women. we did well with all groups. we really did well, an all-time record, evangelicals.
i love you. evangelicals. we had such great help -- the and is, the ministers -- will not go into detail, but we will get rid of the johnson amendment. it is a disaster. on health care reform, every day the law known as obamacare is destabilizing our health care system, surging premiums and forcing providers out of the market. they are out of the market. nobody to talk to. if we do not act quickly, the damage will be irreversible and our country cannot afford it. the only can you not afford it, our country cannot. we must repeal and replace
obamacare. we have no choice. [applause] president-elect trump: premiums, in some states, the great state of arizona, another one i want by a lot -- won by a lot. at the beginning of the evening i was saying, this is a lot of fun. 116%.care is up 160% -- 2 so we will get that taken care of. on crime, the murder rate has experienced its largest increase in 45 years. we are going to support the incredible men and women of law enforcement. [applause] president-elect trump: and we are going to bring this terrible crime wave to an end. on immigration, will build the
wall. [cheers] president-elect trump: and we will put an end to illegal immigration and stop the drugs. they are pouring into our country, poisoning our youth and other people. we. drugs fromstop the ouring into from p our country in poisoning are great and beautiful and loving youth. okay? we will do it. [applause] president-elect trump: and we have a man we will be introducing present, next week, who is going to do a phenomenal job with homeland security. now it is the most important appointment. and he will do a terrific job.
and he and his people are going to keep you safe. they are going to keep you safe. these are no longer political appointments, these are talented, smart people. they are tough people. is it ok to have some tough people? because the enemy is tough. the enemy is pretty tough. we need to people. we have smart people. during the campaign by had a chance to meet a the family of sarah ruth -- root, who was killed by an illegal immigrant. and believe me, you have seen it, it is unbelievable how much there is coming across the border. and we will fight to protect
every last american life and life -- during the campaign, i also spent time with american workers who were laid off and to train the foreign workers are brought in to replace them. we won't let this happen anymore. [applause] donald trump: can you believe that? you get laid off, and then they won't give you your severance pay unless you train the people that are replacing you. that is actually demeaning, maybe more than anything else. the name of one of the companies that did it. i will be nice because we are trying to get that company back. don't forget, much harder when they announced a year and a half ago, some of these companies like carrier, the announced long before i even knew i was going to be running for president.
[applause] what now? p: the movement, it is a movement. but it is hard to tell somebody, we don't want you to leave. we don't want you to go to mexico. wherever you go, but they say, sir, we have already built our plant. that is not a great position, and yet we still kept so many of those were, so that was a good job. our governor who will soon be our vice president, indiana, we call him indiana might, -- mike, he is a great guy. he is a friend of mine, but he is a great guy. mike pence. [applause] donald trump: he has done such a good job. one of my first executive orders will be to have the department of later -- labor investigate
all of these abuses that undermine jobs and wages to the american worker. [applause] donald trump: to protect our country from terrorism and extremism, we will suspend immigration from regions where it cannot be safely processed or vetted. you know that i use the vetting.n extreme extreme, oh, it is going to be extreme. we want people coming into our country, we want them coming in legally, but we want them coming in legally, but we want them coming in. when we build a wall, we will, and there will be big, beautiful doors. we will have people coming in to the country, but they will come in with a process, they will come in legally, and we will see that these people have true capability to love us, not to hate us, to love us. [applause] donald trump: earlier today i
visited the campus of ohio state university, great am a great place. to meet with victims of the attack that occurred only days ago with one man that saved a lot of lives. our whole nation extends our prayers. that man was a young guy give him applause, come on. [applause] donald trump: he might be watching. our whole nation extends suppliers -- our prayers and support. we will be solid, we will be together, we will be a strong, strong together nation. i was lucky enough to receive the time person -- they used to collect man of the year, but i can't do it anymore. they want to be politically correct. a dividedd about
nation on the cover. then they have to go a little bit -- a divided nation. i said, i haven't been president, what are you saying for? but we are going to bring the nation together. we are going to bring the nation together. [applause] donald trump: we are not going to have a divided nation. and i want to applaud the university leadership and students for their response in the attack and their police department really has done a terrific job. --is swift, light saving lifesaving work. they were great people. thing is you one more reminder that immigration security is now national security. no more games, folks. no more games. [applause] a trumprump:
administration will always put the safety and security of the american people first. it has not been that way. [applause] beend trump: it hasn't that way. when i look at trade deals i have been studying the much over theyast few weeks, i think meant to make them good for other nations, or maybe that was the concept, because i say, how can the agreement be so bad? is it possible to be so bad? i believe they meant to make it good, maybe to help the other nations, but they are killing us. are we tired of this? we will change them around, get it going. you see what is going on, you see what is going on on wall street. it is a beautiful thing. all over the world they are talking about our country, and we haven't even started yet. wait till we start. such potential. [applause] usa, usa, usa.
donald trump: thank you. we want to see apple, and we want to see these great companies building plants in the united states am a that is what i want to see, their biggest plants. wall street reform will be a crucial part as well. we are going to drain the swamp. dc.orruption in washington funny how that term on on, isn't it? i tell them, i hated it, drain the swamp, i said that is so hokey. that is so terrible. all right, i will try it. so like a month ago i said, drain the swamp, the place went crazy. then i said it again, then i said it like i meant it. and then i said it, i started
loving it. let's join the swamp, and it is true. drain the swamp. i will oppose the five-year ban on the executive branch official becoming lobbyists and the lifetime ban on officials becoming lobbyists for a foreign government. can't do it, can't do it. not going to help. we have faced many challenges, but this is truly an exciting time to be alive. the script is not yet written. we do not know what the page will read tomorrow, but for the first time in a long time, what we do know is that the pages will be authored by each and every one of you. [applause] [cheers] you, the american people, will be in charge.
your voice, your desires, your hopes and aspirations will never again fall on deaf ears. he will be the captain of your own destiny. that is what happened during this election. people came down, and people came out, great americans, they love the country or than anyone, but they have not voted in 20 or 30 years, some of them have never voted at all. they came and stood in line for four hours and five hours, and all of these geniuses said, where did these people come from ? where did they come from? oh, where did they come from? where, where, where? we did not know they existed. where did they come from? now they know, right? [applause] donald trump: together we will raise incomes and create millions and millions of new jobs. we will lower taxes, unleash
american energy, and bring thousands of new companies to our shores, and we won't let our companies leave. we will reestablish the rule of law and appoint justices to the united states supreme court who will uphold and defend the constitution of the united states. [applause] [cheers] donald trump: so important. you don't know what you did. when you put me in this position, because now, we are going to have just that one subject was so important. if nothing else, supreme court. i used to say, if nothing else, you know they have the never trumps right, the never trumpers -- they are on respirators right now. for the most part, they are gone. never trump, and
now they call themselves only trump, right? but i used to go into a room early on, and i had some never trumpers in there. if no other reason, the supreme court of the united states -- forget about everything else she knows. fight for the great schools and save neighborhoods, we will respect -- return respect for americans and the american flag. we will heal divisions and unify our country. when you americans are unified, there is nothing we cannot do. no task is too great, no dream too large, no goal beyond our reach. [applause] [cheers] donald trump: my message tonight is for all americans, from all parties, all beliefs, all walks
of life. no matter your age, your income, your background, i am asking you to join this incredible movement . i am asking you to dream big and bold and daring things for your country. i am asking you to believe in yourself, and i am asking you to believe again in america. it is going to be great, it is going to be great. [applause] [cheers] donald trump: and if we do that, then altogether, we will make america strong again. we will make america rich again. we will make america safe again. and we will make america great again. thank you, iowa. thank you, thank you very much, god bless you, iowa. god bless you. [applause] [cheers]